This course offers Education Assistants fundamental skills for working with literacy and numeracy learners in a high school setting.
Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)
Total Weeks: 15
Non-Course Prerequisites: Criminal Record Check Schedule B works with “children” or works with “children and vulnerable adults"
Course Content: Students will gain an understanding of literacy and numeracy definitions, theories, and levels in Canada and BC. Students in this course will also gain a strong understanding of the literacy and numeracy outcomes in the BC curriculum, will review fundamental literacy and numeracy skills for the high school level, and will learn strategies to instruct, modify, and adapt literacy and numeracy concepts and materials. Students will also gain an understanding of working with students with diverse abilities.
~ Defining and understanding literacy, including rates and impacts of literacy levels in Canada and BC
~ Theories of adolescent literacy learning and instruction
~ Exploring the BC curriculum – literacy instruction and assessment
~ Review of foundational literacy concepts and skills
~ The EA in the literacy classroom – instructional strategies, adaptations and resources
~ Literacy strategies across the disciplines
~ Supporting learners with diverse abilities
~ Defining and understanding numeracy, including rates and impacts of numeracy levels in Canada and BC
~ Theories of adolescent numeracy learning and instruction
~ Exploring the BC curriculum - numeracy instruction and assessment
~ Review of foundational numeracy concepts and skills
~ Literacy and numeracy strategies for the EA
~ The EA in the numeracy classroom – instructional strategies, adaptations, and resources
~ Numeracy support for students with diverse abilities
Upon completion of this course, students may be able to:
~ Define literacy and numeracy
~ Explain challenges that students may face in developing literacy and numeracy skills
~ Demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy fundamentals
~ Demonstrate competency in BC’s literacy and numeracy assessments
~ Modify and adapt literacy and numeracy assignments for student use
~ Select and apply numeracy and literacy strategies based on student needs and interests
~ Explain literacy and numeracy strategies for working with learners with diverse abilities
~ Integrate theoretical, practical, personal, and professional learning into their current practical framework
Grading System: Letters
Passing Grade: C (60%)
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.