About the course

Learn the basics of using the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy to map the literacy and numeracy demands of your programme and teaching resources.

Course outline

This course includes three online workshops and a follow-up assessment task, with online content on Pathways Awarua.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator.

This course is part of a package of three courses on embedding literacy and numeracy. The other two courses are: Getting started | Adult literay and numeracy and Getting started | Learner-centred teaching and cultural capability.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the process of mapping literacy and numeracy demands
  • map the literacy and numeracy demands of your teaching materials to applicable strands, progressions and steps.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for new vocational education teaching or learning support staff and others seeking to expand their understanding of the basics of adult literacy and numeracy. It’s designed for new and existing practitioners who are not literacy and numeracy specialists and who have no, or limited knowledge of, adult literacy and numeracy.

Course content aligns with the NZCALNE (Voc) qualification at level 5.

About the facilitator

Graeme SmithGraeme Smith's education work encompasses professional development with vocational foundation learning educators as well as consulting with government, tertiary organisations and others. His expertise includes literacy, numeracy and cultural capability and the Tapatoru Award framework.

Ako Aotearoa Badges

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.

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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
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