Ten years ago Australian Shane Davis started developing an online program to meet the demand from teachers for a digital resource to help with their literacy teaching.
Since then LiteracyPlanet has become a leading program internationally, bringing together best practice English literacy education with the latest in digital software technology.
The result is an engaging and effective resource that improves learning outcomes for children of all ages and abilities.
Today LiteracyPlanet helps children in schools and homes around the world to master English literacy skills, and prepare them for a successful future.
- Intrepica is founded in Queensland, Australia by Shane Davis, to create literacy teaching software for Australian schools.
- Research and development.
- Intrepica develops custom software for reading researchers at Sydney's Macquarie University.
- Testing in schools. Teachers are thrilled by the way the program engages and motivates students.
- LiteracyPlanet is released for Australian schools.
- Content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum.
- Popularity and word of mouth drives rapid growth.
- Australian schools using LiteracyPlanet achieve on average 5-10% higher than the national schools’ averages in standardised (NAPLAN) literacy tests.
- LiteracyPlanet launches a version of the program for home use.
- Finalist for best ‘International Digital Education Resource’ at the UK's prestigious Bett Awards.
- Content is aligned to England’s National Curriculum and Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence.
- Use of phonics and sight words content is proven in a clinical study to have a significant effect in improving reading outcomes.
- First national Word Mania competition in Australia - more than 100,000 primary students build 43 million words.
- Australian schools using LiteracyPlanet achieve on average 5-11% higher than the national schools' averages in standardised (NAPLAN) literacy tests.
- Word Mania is the most popular literacy competition in Australia, with more than 200,000 students from 2,000 schools building 63 million words.
- LiteracyPlanet is used in 40 countries and counting...