Language, Literacy and Numeracy

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

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

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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.

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Reading Toolbox | Teaching dyslexic learners

Learn how to support dyslexic learners, and learners with reading difficulties, in their literacy development.

Numeracy 3 pt

Numeracy Toolbox | Developing number skills

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

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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

An in-depth, customised course for educators to develop learners’ numeracy skills within foundation-level programmes.

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Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool

Gain an introduction to the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (LNAAT) and the related Learning Progressions framework.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. 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!