Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and Numeracy Support

St. Matthew's School. 

St. Matthews

St. Matthews

St. Matthew School's Literacy and Numeracy Support  is provided for K-9 students in both French and English with priority given to English Language Learners (ELL). We know that many of your future teachers have selected ELL students as an area of focus and this collaboration could provide mutual benefits.

Ecole St. Matthew School is a Kindergarten to Grade 9 school located in the southeast Calgary community of Acadia which offers a bilingual education program that includes both late and early French immersion (Grade 7-9) and English instruction (Kindergarten to Grade 9). 


All Bachelor of Education students


Literacy and numeracy support for K-9 students in French and/or English


Fall: October to December

Winter: January to April

The program runs Mondays to Fridays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 


St. Matthew School, Calgary


Literacy and Numeracy Support Logistics

What's Involved

With English instruction in elementary and junior high as well as late and early French immersion programs at the junior high level, pre-service teachers get the opportunity to learn about the curriculum, students’ needs, and the approaches and strategies that are used to strengthen the literacy and numeracy skills of our students

  • Pre-Service teachers will assist K-9 students with their learning in a classroom setting
  • Interventions will focus on the development of numeracy and literacy skills in English and/or French


  • Pre-service teachers need a current Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (issued after July 1, 2021). Students who do not already have a police check should begin this process at their local police station as soon as possible, as police checks often take 4-6 weeks to process.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of individual learners in different educational settings.
  • Examine how programs develop students’ literacies (reading, writing, numeracy, digital, etc.).
  • Gain experience working with youth in a classroom setting.
  • Gain experience working with youth in a small group setting.
  • Gain experience working with youth in an individual setting.
  • Model positive behaviour for children, youth, teachers, and parents.

Werklund Dates and Times

FALL 2023 (Application is now closed.)

  • Werklund Fall 2023 Wrap-Up Session: Friday, December 8, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Fall 2023 Placements End: mid-December


  • Winter 2024 application will open on November 20, 2024.
  • Werklund Winter 2024 Orientation: Monday, December 11, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom) 
  • Winter 2024 Placements Start: early January (program dependent)
  • Werklund Winter 2024 Check-In Session: Monday, January 29 at
    • 9:30 am - 10:30 am (in-person) or
    • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)
  • Werklund Winter 2024 Wrap-Up Session: Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom)
  • Winter 2024 Placements End: mid-March (program dependent)

Literacy and Numeracy Support Dates

  • Placements begin:
    • Fall: early October
    • Winter: early January
  • Placements end:
    • Fall: mid-December
    • Winter: mid-March
  • Program times will run Mondays or Fridays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In total, pre-service teachers agree to commit to a minimum of 2 - 3 hours in 10 - 12 weeks for their service-learning experience.

Making Connections

  • Throughout the semester, pre-service teachers will curate their volunteering experiences using a creative medium (e.g., photos, art, storyboarding, videos, etc.) that best reflects their experiences in the program. Your creative reflections will form part of a public showcase of Werklund student experiences later in the year.
  • Pre-service teachers will participate in 2 group meetings: one at the mid-point and another at the end of their placement (1 hour each). These group meetings provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to reflect on the community placement experience and to guide improvements for the program.

Service-Learning group

Winter 2024 applications are now closed.

Interested in applying for a future semester?

  1. Log on to Elevate and go to My Werklund Experiences > Courses/Programs
  2. Find the Service-Learning program and click Apply
  3. Complete the Service-Learning Application

Download an application guide here.

Apply on Elevate!