Agenda



  • What is a developmental learning continuum?
  • A developmental learning continuum is an assessment tool for learning based on teacher observations. It describes what teachers see and hear students doing, as they demonstrate their literacy. Many teachers already use continuums for assessing learning in reading, writing, and numeracy.

  • What is the Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum?
  • The Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT respects the literacy of all students. Regardless of abilities or learning contexts, all learners can see themselves somewhere on the continuum and can self-assess, at a glance, where they need to build their literacy with ICT. Using the Literacy with ICT developmental continuum as a lens, all learners will see themselves as literate learners on the road of lifelong literacy.
  • The Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT paints a picture of how students develop their critical and creative thinking, in curricular context, and through the responsible and ethical use of ICT.

  • Why develop a continuum?
    • Since ICT is not a separate “curriculum” in K–8, the Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT is congruent with and infused with existing concepts across the curriculum.
    • Since the focus is on what students can do, learners of any age are able to find themselves on the continuum, from novices to experts, from pre-K students to Senior Years students and beyond.
    • Since continuums are focused on the student, the Developmental Continuum for Literacy with ICT provides a vehicle for students to self-assess and set goals for their learning.