MultiLit has launched the final phase of its three-year InitiaLit program, providing whole-class initial instruction in literacy for students in Foundation through to Year 2. Read our media release on the launch here and find out more on InitiaLit–2, as well as the other phases of the program, here.
Independent evaluation of MiniLit released
In 2017 MultiLit partnered with the NSW Department of Education and Evidence for Learning on an independent evaluation of MiniLit, our literacy intervention program for struggling Year 1 readers. The evaluation report has now been released. Click here to read about the findings and our response.
August edition of MultiLit Moments available now
This edition highlights:
- MultiLit featured in Universities Australia video campaign, #uniresearchchangeslives
- Dr Jennifer Buckingham and Five from Five join MultiLit
- A research briefing on MacqLit in schools
- Launch of InitiaLit–2 to complete program suite
- Literacy Centre programs available during school hours
- MultiLit expands to the west
University research changes lives: MultiLit in new video series from Universities Australia
MultiLit was recently chosen to feature in an award-winning video series created by Universities Australia. The #UniResearchChangesLives campaign was initiated in 2018 to highlight some of the tens of thousands of university researchers working on life-changing research. The latest series of videos was launched at Parliament House in Canberra on 23 July 2019 by Education Minister Dan Tehan.
Click here to view the video of Dr Robyn Wheldall, MultiLit Founding Director, Deputy Director of the MultiLit Research Unit, and Honorary Research Fellow of Macquarie University, together with Alice and Matilda, a parent and student from our Literacy Centre, who kindly agreed to share their MultiLit experience.
On the launch, Universities Australia CEO Catriona Jackson said these stories showed how profoundly the work of university researchers improves the lives of everyday Australians.
“From IVF to a cervical cancer vaccine and countless other life-saving advances, Australian researchers have led extraordinary developments that have changed the world.
“Over three decades, Australian university researchers have also tested, refined, and continued to enhance a world-leading program to help young children who have fallen behind on literacy. One of the stars of this new series of videos is young Matilda – who used to struggle with literacy but thanks to this program is now an avid reader and reads to her younger brother. It’s amazing what Matilda and her Mum Alice have achieved, with the tools developed by the MultiLit Program founded at Macquarie University by Professor Kevin [Wheldall] and [Dr] Robyn Wheldall.”
“This research has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of Australian children who would otherwise have fallen years behind their classmates.”
Online literacy programs available during school hours from MultiLit Literacy Centres
Following the introduction of a sophisticated and user-friendly online lesson platform, MultiLit Literacy Centres is now able to offer literacy intervention programs for primary and secondary students at school during school hours. Assessment, monitoring and reporting are included as part of the tuition service.
If your school is unable to offer MultiLit programs as part of your literacy programming, or you need additional one-on-one (Tier 3) support for students requiring intensive intervention, our online programs conducted by peer-assessed literacy tutors might be an option to assist.
Click here to find out more about how we can help you support your most in need students during school hours.
April edition of MultiLit Moments out now
Our first edition of MultiLit Moments for 2019 is now available to download, featuring:
- MultiLit training on Christmas Island and in WA’s Pilbara region
- A report on our presentation at The Reading League conference in the US, and
- Community news.
Merry Christmas from the MultiLit Team and best wishes for the year to come. We hope it’s a safe and happy holiday for you all!
New MultiLit Catalogue for 2019!
Introducing our MultiLit Catalogue for 2019, listing our full range of programs, PD workshops and Literacy Centre services. Please read and share with colleagues and friends. There’s something for all age groups, from early years programs for classroom delivery, to online literacy support for older students. Parents and therapists will find our MultiLit Catalogue to be a valuable resource too. Click here to view and enjoy!
Next edition of MultiLit Moments available
- Next phase of InitiaLit set for release
- Simmone Pogorzelski’s success in the Three Minute Thesis comptetition, and
- A profile of our schools partnership manager, Kate Glenn.
MultiLit Moments May 2018 out now
Our latest edition of MultiLit Moments is available to download here now, featuring:
- Why decodable readers are valuable for your Year 1 students
- Inside Ballina Public School’s success with our Reading Tutor Program and MiniLit programs
- A profile of our training development manager, Kyle Pitt, and
- Dr Robyn Wheldall’s interview with Kinderling Conversation on reading and dyslexia.