"Interacting with Literacy" Workshop Sessions



This workshop is for teachers who are beginning their journey in the exploration of this powerful tool in the teaching and learning of literacy. Come and learn about how Interactive Whiteboards can assist in opening up your literacy classroom to the world.

“Interacting with Literacy” is a two-day, hands-on, professional learning program aimed at maximising the use of Interactive Whiteboards in literacy. The workshop will focus on the use of the Promethean ActivStudio software. Teachers who have regular access to Promethean Interactive Whiteboards are invited to attend. Teams of teachers will find this particularly valuable.

Working with facilitators Lauren O’Grady and Debra Hicks, participants will learn how to use the IWB effectively in their literacy program, how to find and adapt online IWB resources and be given time and support to develop their own set of materials for use with students. The group will develop an ongoing PLN [Professional Learning Network], facilitated through this collaborative online space and online tools to share their resources and links.


In more detail:

Throughout this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about,

• ActivInspire software, including the personal edition freely available for student home use.
• Accessing and using the Promethean Planet support site.
• Useful FREE resources and other generic IWB sites - looking at some podcasts, blogs and wikis.
• Making the best use of the IWB in literacy lessons.
• Modifying existing Flipcharts to respond to the needs of your students.
• Creating your own flipcharts and resource packs that will support your term 3 program.
• Working with students to create their own flipcharts.
• How to participate in our Professional Learning Network for future collaboration [utilising web 2.0 tools].


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