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Presenter: Claudia Stanfield

Using Local Resources to Impact Foundational Literacy

Workshop Description

How can teachers blend digital tools with traditional literacy resources in their schools to create a high impact literacy program? This workshop provides an overview of English literacy development milestones and how teachers can use the resources around them to teach skills and strategies to support their students.

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Claudia Stanfield is the Social Franchise and Systems Manager of a literacy organisation called Shine Literacy. Shine Literacy’s programmes are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. They do this by providing structured English literacy support to children. Her job is to find organisations with a similar vision to collaborate with, in order to scale Shine’s reading models.

Claudia was the former Lead MRP Foundation TechEd Facilitator in KZN, which had similar aspirations as Shine in empowering children through the involvement of the TechEd Project, implementing tablet technology into rural school classrooms. Claudia facilitated this implementation through teacher training and guiding educators on daily classroom use of this technology. Concurrently, Claudia managed a multimedia math classroom that uses Khan Academy videos and exercises.