Workshop Details

Topics covered 

Topics covered in this course:

  • The different kinds of literacy and numeracy, including embedded literacy and numeracy.
  • Some of the factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy rates.
  • Cultural capability, including concepts, approaches and models from Māori and Pacific worldviews.
  • The infrastructure we have in Aotearoa New Zealand for literacy and numeracy, including the Learning Progressions, the LNAAT, and the Tapatoru Foundation Learning Professional Standards Framework.  

The learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants will:

  • understand different kinds of literacy and numeracy, including embedded literacy and numeracy  
  • have an awareness of some of the factors associated with low adult literacy and numeracy and what to do about them 
  • have an awareness of the wide range of resources available for supporting and strengthening literacy and numeracy. 

Ako Aotearoa ALNACC PLD Courses 

Each course consists of a workshop delivered face-to-face or by video conference, followed by an optional four-week online module. The module is in the form of a community of professional learning. It is self-paced and takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week.  

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

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for pastoral care or learning support staff with no or limited teaching responsibilities, new practitioners, and teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice (TapatoruPūkenga Papa Tahi/Rua – Level One/Two). 

About the facilitator 

Graeme Smith's education work encompasses professional development with vocational teachers and foundation educators as well as education consulting with government departments, tertiary education organisations and others. His expertise includes literacy, numeracy and cultural capability and the Tapatoru professional standards framework. Find out more about his work or connect with him on LinkedIn.    

Ako Aotearoa badges 

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

Email aln@ako.ac.nz for more information or to book an in-house course on this topic. 

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

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. 
  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.