Development of Digital Resources to Support School Language Programs
VACL is pleased to announce the commencement of a new project to produce innovative digital audio-visual resources to support language reclamation and revitalisation activities in Victorian schools and communities.
The project will be undertaken in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI), Traditional Owner Groups and three schools currently teaching Aboriginal Languages as part of a Victorian Schools pilot.
Thornbury Primary School in Melbourne and Heywood & District Secondary College in the state's south-west are currently involved in a two year Aboriginal languages pilot program which commenced in 2012. Thornbury students have been learning Woiwurrung, the language of the Wurundjeri People, while in Heywood students have been learning the Gunditjmara Languages. Swan Hill Primary School commenced a Wemba Wemba School Languages Program in 2014.
This project seeks to produce quality digital media resources to support these programs and improve language learning outcomes, working with students and Traditional Owner Groups to develop appropriate visual, written and audio content.
To register your interest, or for any further details, please contact
Images: Thornbury students recording narration for story books in Woi wurrung & English during the KIWA QBOOK SLAM workshop (above), Swan Hill Primary School Students using iPads to take photos for the Wemba Wemba App at Kyabram Fauna Park (left).
Woi wurrung digital storybooks are available now for FREE download at the App Store, for use on iPad.
Article in the Thornbury Leader
It is with great pleasure that VACL announces the launch of the Gunditjmara Digital Storybooks Apps - developed in collaboration with Heywood & District Seconday College, Warrnambool Primary School, Merrivale Primary School and Warrnambool East Primary School
To read about the launch click here
To download the apps, which are available for use on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, visit the VACL app store here
A case study of the planning and production of the Wemba Wemba Miromaa Language App has been prepared as a guide to assist your school or community to undertake a similar project. Click on the icon below to download the pdf guide.