LTK+ is a Concordia-based project housed in the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) with the goal of developing a tool to improve English literacy among children in Quebec. Since its inception in 2002, LTK+ has developed four more research-backed tools to improve foundational educational skills, including early literacy, early math and information literacy. The toolkit has expanded to support students across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
The design of the LTK+ tools has been guided by evidence on how to teach literacy, numeracy, information literacy and self-regulated learning. Each of the tools have also been extensively studied and validated. This interactive multimedia suite of tools supports the development of literacy (early primary), numeracy (early primary), and information literacy skills through the inquiry process (middle school). These tools are each linked to an electronic portfolio, ePEARL that supports the development of self-regulated learning throughout K-12. Along with the student environment, each tool includes Teacher and Parent modules to support use in the classroom and at home.
The LTK+ is stored on a school board or a school server and is accessed through teacher or student accounts. In response to the pandemic, our literacy tools and support material were consolidated on a literacy portal. These tools and resources do not require a user account, so will not produce teacher reports of student progress.
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Researchers who wish to study any of the LTK+ tools, are required to complete the User Agreement. The design of the LTK+ tools has been guided by the evidence on how to teach foundational skills. Each of our tools has been extensively studied in a variety of contexts using a variety of measures.