This section contains links to web sites, online resources and tools that provide learning and teaching support for teachers.
FUSE - brings resources together in one place, so it is easier to find quality digital content. Sources include the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (e.g. Digilearn, Connect), Skool.com, The Learning Federation and Victoria’s Cultural Institutions.
Literacy Professional Learning Resource – provides support and guidelines for effective practice for classroom teachers and school leaders as recommended in Literacy Teaching and Learning in Victorian Schools Paper No. 9 Part A (August 2006).
English Continuum – the speaking and listening, reading and writing dimensions of the English Developmental Continuum P–10 presents indicators of progress and teaching strategies that may be supportive of learning and teaching in the Communication domain.
Peer and Cross-age Tutoring – a useful tool for promoting focused communication between students and for enhancing students’ communication skills.
Prime Minister’s Award – communication is an essential skill often taken for granted. Student Tom Perkins, winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Skills Excellence, acknowledges the importance of communication skills in his career choice. This article could be useful to stimulate student engagement.
Teaching teachers about Talk – a key driver for the authors of this article is their desire for “teachers to understand that literacy cuts across everything they do in the classroom. They can teach language and literacy through science and math and reading”. This succinct article also provides strategies for enhancing talk with students.