Part 2: Innovations in Professional Growth

Public Education and Webcasting in BC:
Oct 2004 to May 2005

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Faye Brownlie, November 18, 2004
Literacy in the Middle Years - Part 2
INTRODUCTION:  This 2nd in a series of two interactive webcasts on literacy in the middle years is intended to support your professional growth over time and has been archived for viewing and re-viewing.
  • PDF files are linked for downloading and printing to support Faye Brownlie's research, strategies and assessment tools.
  • Live audiences were participants in the real time webcast at 14 sites across British Columbia involving 30 school districts.
  • The best way to use this archived webcast is with a partner, or a group of colleagues from your school or district.
  • To get maximum benefit from the webcast, please take the time to respond to the prompts that are given with each section.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:  This webcast is designed for a minimum screen resolution of 800x600 pixels. If your present resolution is smaller than that, you may need to increase your screen resolution before watching this webcast.
In addition, your computer will need to meet the following system requirements:
  • Operating Systems: Windows™(95, 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP), Mac® OS X or later
  • Processor: Pentium® 166 or greater, PowerPC™ (200 MHz or faster)
  • Video: 256-colour video card (minimum)
  • Sound: sound card, speakers (minimum)
  • Internet: 28.8kbps, 56.6kbps modem (low frame rate video or audio-only streams); hi-speed modems (motion video)
  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer™ 4.0 or Netscape® 4.5, or higher, Java-enabled browser.
  • Test your system to see if you have what you need: Click here for system test
WRITTEN MATERIALS:  Before beginning the webcast, please download the following material to be used by participants during the webcast:
  1. Biography -- Faye Brownlie (PDF)
  2. Powerpoint used in webcast (PPT)
  3. Resource Package (PDF)
  • Note: To open a PDF you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. If it is not already present on your computer, you may download it from here.
FEEDBACK:  We would be very glad to hear your comments or questions about the use of this archive. Please contact the professional growth webcasting project via email at:
To begin the webcast, click here!