Sign In
/Style Library/ci_upload/fa1e4cee-7da1-40a1-9456-f854c282faf3n.jpg?rev=-2100779746
Logo Image For Printing

Toronto Catholic District School Board

 
lit team logo new size.jpg
Welcome to the Literacy Home Page
 
 

Previous Image Pause Next Image
 
 
Literacy is about more than reading and writing --it is about how we communicate in society. It is about social practices and relationships, about knowledge, languageand culture. Literacy finds its place in our lives alongside other ways of communicating. Indeed, Literacy itself takes many forms: on paper, on the computer screen, on TV, on posters and signs. Those who use literacy take it for granted - but those who cannot use it are excluded from much communication in today's world. Indeed, it is the excluded who can best appreciate the notion of "literacy as freedom."
 
UNESCO, Statement for the United Nations Literacy Decade, 2003-2012
*Quoted in Think Literacy Success: Report of the Expert Panel on Students at Risk in Ontario, 2003, 7
 
Today, being literate requires a complex and sophisticated set of attitudes, habits of mind, cognitive and meta-cognitive skills, as well as critical literacy skills that address issues of identity, equity, power and social justice. Additionally:
 
  • Literacy development requires opportunities for making meaning and engaging in productive and social interaction and talk.
  • Print previously defined literacy; however new technologies are broadening our notions of text and creating new literacies for the 21st century.
Adapted from Literacies for Learning: EDUGains 2008
 
 
Using the gospel values and the Catholic Graduate expectations as the anchor for literacy learning, we are committed to assisting students to become confident and reflective readers and writers who apply Catholic values to life's opportunities, challenges, and choices.
 
The TCDSB Literacy Team is dedicated to this important work. Please contact your local Literacy Resource teacher for additional information.
 
 
Lori Di Marco
Superintendent 
Curriculum, Leadership,  & Innovation
Lina Di Rienzo Department Secretary
Lisa De Franco ​Resource Teacher 
Sandra Highland

Resource Teacher 

sandrahighland@tcdsb.org

​Toni McCann ​Resource Teacher toni.mccann@tcdsb.org
​​Sandra Molyneaux Resource Teacher

sandra.molyneaux@tcdsb.org

​Patt Olivieri ​Resource Teacher patt.olivieri@tcdsb.org
Bruno Pileggi ​Resource Teacher bruno.pileggi@tcdsb.org
Elizabeth Russell ​Resource Teacher
​Catherine Connors ​ELL Resource Teacher
Terie Nocera​
Early Learning Lead Teacher​

maryteresa.nocera@tcdsb.org

 

 
 
 
 
  7f2b0c89-831f-4a4b-be05-138192bd0b79