Improving Language Arts Literacy through Professional Development Software Company Workshops In-District Experts Mentoring from Confident/Competent Teachers Peer Coaching Program-part of Microsoft's new $35 million U.S. Partners in Learning project In-District Courses for Improvement Incorporating Technology Workshops into Faculty meetings
Improving Language Arts Literacy through technology Integration Efforts Language Arts Literacy And Technology Integration Professional Development Computer Programs For Students Assessing Student Success Parental and Community Involvement Innovation and Replicability Technology Infrastructure In School District Budget /Funds to Support Tech Integration Language Arts Curriculum content Standards Bibliography Language Arts Curriculum Content Standards 3.1 Reading A. Concepts About Print B. Phonological Awareness C. Decoding and Word Recognition D. Fluency E. Reading Strategies (before, during, and after reading) F. Vocabulary and Concept Development G. Comprehension Skills and Response to Text H. Inquiry and Research 3.2 Writing A. Writing as a Process B. Writing as a Product C. Mechanics, Spelling, and Handwriting D. Writing Forms, Audiences, and Purposes 3.3 Speaking A. Discussion B. Questioning (Inquiry) and Contributing C. Word Choice D. Oral Presentation 3.4 Listening A. Active Listening B. Listening Comprehension 3.5 Viewing and Media Literacy A. Constructing Meaning B. Visual and Verbal Messages C. Living with Media Improving Language Arts Literacy through Professional Development Software Company Workshops In-District Experts Mentoring from Confident/Competent Teachers Peer Coaching Program-part of Microsoft's new $35 million U.S. Partners in Learning project In-District Courses for Improvement Incorporating Technology Workshops into Faculty meetings Literacy Technology Programs for Students Breakthrough To Literacy Program (updated by District) Literacy Websites List compiled by Technology Facilitator Online Read Aloud Stories and Poems Grade Level Literacy Programs on CD- ROMs to reinforce learning (Phonics -4- Kids) Teacher-made Literacy Web pages and Trivias prepared by Competent Teachers and Shared among teachers Technology Infrastructure in School District EChalk-Web Communication System District-Wide Computer Network 3 Internet Connected Computers per classroom Breakthrough to Literacy (BTL) Program (updated regularly by the district) Earphones with Mouthpiece Microsoft Software Package-Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access Assessing Student Success Breakthrough to Literacy built-in Assessment component Book Reports written using Integrated Software (Word, PowerPoint) Informal or Teacher-made Literacy assessment incorporating technology Improvising Online Literacy Assessment Tools (Developmental Reading Assessment DRA) Language Arts Literacy Assessment Rubrics Aligned with the Language Arts and Technology Standards Parental and Community Involvement Parent-Child Computer Program Community Technology Volunteers Parent-Child Technology Workshops Online Homework Website Public Libraries Free Internet Access Adapt-A-School Programs to promote Literacy Innovation and Replicability of The Technology Plan Breakthrough to Literacy Program can easily be innovated and replicated in other schools by Program Owners List of Literacy Websites can easily be shared among schools Computers in all schools have Integrated Software for student use Online Assessment can be utilized by any school in the District Bibliography on Technology and Language Arts Literacy Useful site on Language Arts Literacy Activities for all Grades: hhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com hhttp://www.udel.edu/ETL/RWN/Activities.html hhttp://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/la.html hhttp://www.readwritethink.org/ Works Cited Beard, Carla, Reading, Writing and Technology. Access Learning, Dec Hasseibring, Ted S.; & Goin, Laura I. Literacy Instruction for Older Struggling Readers: What is the Role of Technology? Reading & Writing Quarterly, Apr-Jun2004, Vol. 20 Issue 2. MacGregor, Doug. Literacy Software Saves Struggling Readers. The Journal, Nov 2004, Vol. 32 Issue 4. Watts-Taffe, Susan; Gwinn, Carolyn B.; Johnson, Julie R.; & Horn, Marcia L. Preparing Preservice Teachers to Integrate Technology with the Elementary Literacy Program. Reading Teacher, Oct. 2003, Vol. 57.