Look no further than Bug Club, the evolution of F-6 literacy learning, for resources to support the effective and engaging teaching of reading. This award-winning, finely-levelled and blended literacy program delivers clearly-defined learning outcomes for Australian Curriculum: English, and caters for all primary students with its 30 reading levels.

Description

Join us for an interactive, reflective and engaging exploration of effective reading strategies through the lens of award-winning Bug Club. This workshop is designed to blend pedagogical theory with practical activities and planning exercises, so you can effectively engage your students with reading and progress their literacy skills.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • maximise the potential of Bug Club print and digital in the classroom.
  • support literacy learning with Bug Club, using high impact teaching strategies.
  • use Bug Club effectively for various reading instruction methods.
  • use Bug Club for differentiation.
  • use Bug Club Digital to manage classes and allocate eBooks.
  • track and assess student progress using Bug Club Digital.
  • understand how students can get the most out of Bug Club at home.

This workshop addresses the following AITSL Standards:

  • 1.2 Understand how students learn
  • 1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
  • 2.1 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of reading to develop engaging teaching activities
  • 2.5 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy achievement
  • 3.3 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking
  • 3.7 Plan for appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities for parents/ carers to be involved in their children’s learning
  • 5.1 Develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning
  • 6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Victorian Educators: Aspects of this workshop address AITSL Standard 1.5, which can be applied to the professional learning requirements outlined in the VIT’s Special Needs Plan.

Please note: The Workshops will not be confirmed to go ahead until we reach minimum numbers, so please check with us before you make any travel or accommodation bookings. 

Prerequisites

To maximise workshop time, we recommend that each participant completes the following ahead of the workshop:

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for teachers, literacy coordinators and school leaders who are currently using, or have recently adopted, Bug Club.