Digital Age Literacy

Technological Literacy: 

competence in the use of computers, networks, applications, and other technological devices

IBW-VTC supports your child’s device-life.


Basic Literacy:

Language proficiency (reading, writing, listening, speaking) using conventional or technology-based media

IBW-VTC teaches reading literacy, as well as visual literacy.


Visual Literacy:

the ability to decipher, interpret, and express ideas using images, graphics, video and other multimedia elements

IBW-VTC curriculum teaches this and much more visual language.


Higher-Order Thinking:

analysis, comparison, inference/interpretation, synthesis, and evaluation

IBW-VTC curriculum teaches all these through development of visual text comprehension skills.


Informational Literacy:

the competence to find, evaluate, and make use of information appropriately

IBW-VTC’s new nonfiction-fiction genre facilitates these processes.



the ability to set goals, plan for achievement, manage time and effort, and independently assess the quality of one’s learning and any products that result

IBW-VTC enables a young reader to self-assess their own learning.


Multicultural Literacy:

the ability to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences in the customs, values and beliefs of one’s own culture and the cultures of others

Visual literacy conveys cultural understanding in ways that words simply do not accomplish.


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