Online programs changing literacy education
Technology is playing a significant role in teaching literacy, with online education programs gaining increasing recognition and presence in schools.
LiteracyPlanet, a comprehensive program which works alongside traditional teaching methods, is seeing encouraging results from school users. Students are seen to build confidence in their literacy skills after using the program, particularly when they’ve started below their grade standard.
The Queensland-based company will demonstrate the program within The Education Show at the National Education Summit, from Friday 30 August and Saturday 31 August 2019.
Educators will have a chance to try Word Mania at the Melbourne event, based on one of LiteracyPlanet’s most popular exercises.
Education events are welcome opportunities for Literacy Planet to meet with educators in the field and discuss ways they can further support the development of English literacy in Australia. LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur says they are looking forward to sharing some of the program’s latest updates which highlight the benefits of using technology in education at the National Education Summit.
“Technology can play a significant role in teaching literacy. The ability to save time and differentiate between students of different abilities easily is a huge benefit of using programs such as ours. LiteracyPlanet gives teachers the power to create elegant lesson plans and intervention programs, so they can spend less time planning and more time teaching,” LiteracyPlanet CEO Adam McArthur said.
Through their work with schools around Australia, LiteracyPlanet has seen firsthand the emerging challenges in teaching spelling and literacy.
“Many schools are facing challenges in teaching students who have a diverse range of literacy skills, which can be a difficult, time-consuming task for teachers when using traditional methods.
“At LiteracyPlanet, we’re seeing results from our schools that are very encouraging. Our program gives teachers the ability to easily differentiate between students, see their results and put in place remediation or intervention programs. This approach greatly benefits the student and saves teachers a lot of time,” McArthur said.
LiteracyPlanet will participate within The Education Show, a free expo and key event at the National Education Summit, an innovative professional development event for principals, school leaders and educators from K-12.
Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Show features 100+ exhibitors showcasing the latest cutting-edge learning and teaching resources along with programs, support services and technology to educators from across Australia. Visitors can also attend the Free Education Program, as well as the Free Spotlight Stage where exhibitors will provide in depth information about their service, program or resource.
To register for the free expo at The Education Show, visit www.theeducationshow.com.au