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Professional development

  1. 1. Instructional Technology and LiteracyEliminating obstacles to successful acquisition andunderstanding of literacyBy: April Lacy
  2. 2. The Role of Instructional Technology and literacy Scope of the Problem What is Literacy Instructional Effectiveness Literacy Achievement Student Attitudes Conclusion
  3. 3. Scope of the ProblemImproving Literacy Reading Achievement AchievementAcquisition and Goal ResultUnderstanding throughInstructional Technology Composite Score 89.19% 76.46%Instructional effectivenessLiteracy AchievementStudent Attitudes Did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress
  4. 4. What is LiteracyWhat is literacy?Literacy encompasses communication through reading, writing, speakingand listening. The four are interrelated, so development in one impactsdevelopment in the other three.The New definition of literacy:“The new definition of literacy is based on a different assumption: thatdigital technology is rapidly becoming a primary carrier of information andthat the broader means of expression this technology makes possible arenow critical for education. Text literacy is necessary and valuable, but nolonger sufficient."Meyer and Rose (2000)
  5. 5. Instructional Effectiveness In Order to Achieve Students: Need to consistently learn and successfully comprehend written and spoken text in the classroom Benefits of LCD Projectors: 1. Students can retell narrative text more accurately when the instructor uses an LCD projector to show text in a whole class read-along verses a whole-class read-aloud 2. Allows students to see illustrations and detect visual cues help in the retelling of narrative text 3. Captures and retains the attention of students during a whole class read along
  6. 6. LiteracyAchievementThe incorporation of technology allows teachers to implement newteaching strategies that allow students toCollaborative, process and further develop metacognitionskills Encourages students to become active participants in the learningprocess.
  7. 7. Student Attitudes Wiggleworks: supporting language development through activities that integrate reading, writing, speaking and listening• improved • improved • improved enthusiasm for enthusiasm for enthusiasm for reading and reading and reading and vocabulary vocabulary vocabulary acquisition acquisition acquisition• 3 out of 6 students • 5 out of 6 students • 5 out of 6 students showed showed showed improvement on improvement on improvement on assessments assessments assessments
  8. 8. Conclusion:Student Voices for ChangeMarcus Benton, grade 11. Michael Kinley, grade 7. He talked about the Computer  He played one of the many Efficiency Workers League, videos he’s created and known as CEWLpronounced posted on YouTube. “cool”). He showed a Michael’s YouTube channel, Prezislideshow that he created mike398100, contains tutorial and explained the leadership of videos about a variety of the student technology group. topics, such as making CEWL was started to assist shatter effects using Adobe teachers and students with After Effects and building a technology questions and 3D city with the help of integrating different tools into Video Copilot. He also the curriculum. The team is on uploads a variety of his call to assist others with skills such school projects to his as setting up Skype, making an channel. iMovie, and posting to a blog.