From spoken language skills to the importance of integrating digital literacy, this online special education course provides a comprehensive response to the literacy needs of 21st century learners. It gives teachers the essential tools to engage children and young people in their literacy learning, making it more relevant, enjoyable and effective.
About the course
The relationship between literacy and successful learning has never been more significant than in the information age of the 21st century. These skills are fundamental to our development as individuals, shaping our ability to innovate, solve problems and tackle unprecedented challenges.
This course has been designed to give teachers the essential tools to engage children and young people in their literacy learning, making it more relevant, enjoyable and more effective. Focusing on high impact strategies for enhancing literacy through active methods of teaching and learning, and using rich and varied resources, it addresses oral literacy, reading, writing and comprehension skills, and also considers how to integrate digital literacy into learning and teaching.
The relationship between literacy and successful learning has never been more significant than in the information age of the 21st century.
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers and other professionals working in a wide range of educational settings including mainstream and special education, primary and secondary schools.
Approved by the Department of Education and Skills
This course is approved by the Department of Education and Skills. Three EPV days will be allowed for primary school teachers who take the course during the summer term. Please note this provision applies only to the summer term as per Department guidelines.
Using the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy as a framework, this course provides a clear overview of literacy while exploring the most effective methods to aid the teaching of reading, writing and oral language through active, exciting teaching and learning approaches. Reading and comprehension strategies are explicitly demonstrated and you will learn how to teach grammar in context, develop vocabulary, improve reading fluency and enhance writing skills.
Teachers will also have the opportunity to evaluate and develop their own proficiency in teaching specific aspects of literacy, both discretely and across the curriculum. This course will provide you with a wealth of innovative and engaging resources and evidence-based programmes are also reviewed and presented. You will also gain practical tools to aid assessment for learning. From spoken language skills to the importance of integrating digital literacy, this course provides a comprehensive response to the literacy needs of 21st century learners.
All of our tutors are literacy specialists and will provide you with one-to-one guidance as you complete your studies online.
Technical support is provided by our dedicated team of qualified learning technologists, who are available to assist you by telephone or email.
Interactive Learning Assignments accompany each module. Each student is also required to complete a Reflective Assignment as well as a CPD record.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a Certificate of Continuing Professional Development and a Learning Log of your work, which can be included in your CPD portfolio.
Since its establishment in 2001, ICEP Europe has recognised the importance of creating strong accreditation and collaboration links with key bodies. We have cemented our reputation as a leading provider of online SEN courses by delivering on our mission to provide innovative training to teaching professional working with children of all needs.