The following are essential resources that school leaders and Improvement Teachers can use to support the implementation of the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) initiative.
Student achievement managers
Schools will be supported by student achievement managers (SAMs) who will work with school leadership to ensure that the initiative has the greatest impact for all eligible students and that capability is built across the whole school.
Video case studies
The MYLNS case studies highlight professional practice and successful literacy and numeracy implementation in secondary and primary/secondary schools.
Improvement Teachers can access the MYLNS professional learning program, which is:
- designed to build proficiency across relevant AITSL standards and to develop skills and strategies to build the capability of others
- grounded in international and national best practice in literacy and numeracy teaching
- focused on understanding adolescent engagement in learning and teaching
- secondary school students who are behind in literacy and numeracy
- aligned with the professional learning provided through state-wide expert-led workshops for secondary Literacy Leaders and Numeracy Leaders (part of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy)
Each workshop in the professional learning program is delivered in a blended learning mode through:
- face-to-face workshops and/or webinars
- online learning via a dedicated Learning Management System (LMS)
- hosted discussion boards
- supported small group collaborations
- individualised coaching programs
- printed resources
- supported in-school application and experience
Literacy and mathematics teaching toolkits
Literacy and mathematics teaching toolkits provide practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in numeracy and mathematics, reading, writing, and speaking and listening.
Learning difficulties information guides
The learning difficulties information guides are a foundation for understanding learning difficulties in numeracy and literacy. These guides can assist school leaders and teachers to understand more about the needs of students with learning difficulties.
Literacy and numeracy for Koorie students
The department provides a range of resources to support literacy and English for Koorie students. These include:
- Koorie English online
- school leadership guides
- the Koorie Literacy and Numeracy Program
- teaching and learning videos to improve Koorie students’ reading comprehension
English as an additional language
English as an additional language (EAL) resources are available to support teachers with students of EAL background develop proficiency in English and/or access the MYLNS LMS and undertake the professional learning on supporting CALD students.
Digital Assessment Library
The Digital Assessment Library (DAL) is an online and on demand student learning assessment tool that is freely available from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). It provides timely and detailed information on individual student performance. The DAL contains assessments that are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum and include English, Mathematics and Critical and Creative Thinking strands.
Other relevant resources
Reviewed 03 February 2023