Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum

In the Northwest Territories technology, literacy and communication, problem solving, and human relations are considered "foundation skills" and are included in a wide range of curricula from Kindergarten to Grade 12. This approach is based on a focus on inquiry, critical and creative thinking, digital citizenship, multiple literacies (including digital literacies) and a gradual release of responsibility from the instructor to the student, with the ultimate goal of making the student responsible for his or her learning.


Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum divides student learning into the Affective and Cognitive domains. Affective skills include being aware of Ethics and Responsibility and Social Implications, learning Collaboration, and developing Motivation and Confidence; Cognitive skills include being able to Plan and Question, Gather and Make Sense, Produce to Show Understanding, Communicate and Reflect.

On the sidebar you will find outcome charts containing media-related learning outcomes from the Literacy with ITC Across the Curriculum continuum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site. As many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade. Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy a number of learning outcomes.