Teaching Visual Literacy using multimodal texts -Years 3 & 4

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Jennifer Asha

5 Hours

Open all year

Online unmoderated course

A series of online unmoderated modules designed to present a theoretical framework for teaching reading and enhancing literacy through the visual image.

Teaching Visual Literacy using multimodal texts - Years 3 & 4

  • Module 1 - Viewing and visual literacy
  • Module 2 - Visual metalanguage
  • Module 3 - Teaching and assessing viewing: a pedagogical framework
  • Module 4 - Years 3 & 4 lessons
  • Module 5 - Planning for viewing lessons

Why participate?

  • Understand the potential of the visual medium for enhancing children's literacy.
  • Explore practical ideas for teaching visual literacy through multimodal texts, with strategies you can implement immediately.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers -Years 3 & 4
  • Early-career and Pre-service teachers

What else do I need to know? 

This course is designed as a companion professional development resource for the PETAA text, The potential of the visual: Teaching literacy with multimodal texts. This text is required reading for this course.

How does it work?

  • Individuals: Upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Whole schools: One staff member must register on behalf of their school. They can choose to have a single link to view this together or can email us the names and email addresses of teachers they wish to enrol. 

Cost of participation




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Completing this workshop will contribute 5 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2. 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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