Using ICT to Support Multimodal Literacy Practices from Foundation to Year 6

This course is designed for F-6 teachers, and will cover a range of abilities from beginners to more advanced uses of ICT. The course explores the pedagogy and potential use of ICT to support all areas of literacy, including: reading, writing, visual literacy, speaking and listening using multimodality, which is a prominent part of the curriculum. Throughout the day we will explore how we make meaning through reading and creating a variety of digital multimodal texts to support literacy development. The course will be hands-on and participants will be provided with practical ideas that you will be able to take back to your classroom.

Topics covered

  • What is multimodality and where does it fit into the curriculum?
  • Why are multimodal texts important in the 21st century and what impact can they have for literacy learning?
  • The use of mobile technology ( iPads), web-based resources and apps to support a wide range of literacy practices.
  • Multimodal reading and visual literacy in a digital environment with an emphasis on both web-based and iPad apps.
  • Multimodal writing in a digital environment using both iPads and web based software
  • Using a range of technology including robotics, web-based and iPad apps to support oral language.
  • Links to English and other subject areas within the Victorian Curriculum.

Course length

One day of 6 hours


$410 (inc GST)

Dates and venues

5 June 2019 (Wednesday)
9am – 3:30pm
Clayton Campus


No prerequisites.  The course is open to everyone but is particularly relevant to Primary Teachers.


Attendance and participation.


The Faculty of Education, Monash University will issue you with a Certificate of Completion.

This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) 1.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4.