Language, Literacy and Numeracy

NZIS 113

Essentials | The what, how and why of teaching reading comprehension

Explore effective reading strategies to transform your learners from passive to active readers.


WordWise | All you need to know about teaching decoding and spelling

Discover the interplay between decoding and spelling and learn how they can be taught at the same time.

6 pt

Reading Toolbox | Teaching learners with dyslexia

Learn how to teach learners with dyslexia and other reading difficulties the strategies they need to improve their reading and writing.

Numeracy 3 pt

Numeracy Toolbox | Developing number skills

Develop your learners’ numeracy skills within existing foundation-level programmes.

4 pt

Numeracy Toolbox | Developing learners’ fractions, decimals, percentages and proportional thinking

Designed to make hard stuff easy, this course will boost your confidence and ability to teach numeracy to anyone.

Numeracy 4 pt

Developing statistical and measurement skills

This course supports educators to develop learners’ numeracy skills within foundation-level programmes.

2 pt

Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

Gain an introduction the National Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool and the related Learning Progressions framework.

AKO workplace LLN 2 pt

Workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy | Developing professional practice

Identify priority learning areas, use assessment results and design targeted instruction. You will cover a range of instructional approaches, activities and resources to support ongoing innovation.

10 pt

Workplace Language, Literacy and Numeracy | Extending professional practice

Build on your learning from Developing Professional Practice. You will develop assessment and planning processes as well as a range of instructional approaches, activities and resources.

1 pt

Getting Started | Adult literacy and numeracy

Learn the basics of teaching adult literacy and numeracy, including definitions, frameworks and factors that contribute to low adult learning outcomes.


Getting started | Learner-centred teaching and cultural capability

Learn the basics of learner-centred adult teaching including a Te Ao Māori worldview approach to expand your cultural capability.

collecting evidence of learner benefit mc

Getting started | Mapping literacy and numeracy demands

Learn how to map the literacy and numeracy demands of your training or education programme.

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

In response to the current challenges of delivering “face-to-face” events, our range of PLD is delivered online - workshops and courses, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development (currently online only until further notice)
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget. 
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from! 
  3. Ako Talks and webinars
    These online sessions deliver bite-sized information about current topics of interest to educators. Dates and topics are announced on social media and in our Community section and monthly e-news.