Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery
New Schools Recruited To Key Literacy Teaching Initiative
Victor P Taffa
- More schools join State Government literacy teaching initiative
- Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy provides professional learning and resources for teachers
- Teachers share expertise with colleagues to benefit students
More than 20 public schools have been chosen to join a key initiative to enhance Western Australian primary students’ literacy skills.
“I am pleased to see the continued roll-out of our Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.
“This is about providing Western Australian primary students with the best possible learning opportunities and equipping them with key literacy skills and knowledge to set them up for bright futures.”
Schools were selected as internship schools in round three of the Centre for Excellence in Explicit Teaching of Literacy program. This brings the total number of schools involved to 60.
Centre, run in partnership with Curtin University and identified schools, forms part of a wider $3.5 Million State Government commitment to improve literacy teaching in Western Australia public schools.
Centre studies teaching methods of exemplary teachers who have achieved strong and sustained improvement in students’ reading and writing skills.
Through the internship program, teachers observe these exemplary teachers in the classroom to see how they use explicit teaching practices.
Teachers in the internship program will then develop and share knowledge with their own colleagues and those in other schools.
Round Three Centre For Excellence In Explicit Teaching Of Literacy Internship Schools:
Baldivis Gardens Primary School
Baynton West Primary School
Bayswater Primary School
Dowerin District High School
Ellen Stirling Primary School
Esperance Primary School
Hocking Primary School
Hollywood Primary School
Kyilla Primary School
Leda Primary School
Mindarie Primary School
North Fremantle Primary School
Rivergums Primary School
South Lake Primary School
Spencer Park Primary School
Springfield Primary School
Waikiki Primary School
Wandina Primary School
West Busselton Primary School
Wickepin Primary School
Yokine Primary School