About the course

Course outline

This course includes two online video conferences, and an optional four-week online module. The self-paced module is in the form of a community of professional learning 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.

Topics covered

Comprehension is the essence of reading and a tool for lifelong learning. Most of us need to make meaning from text every single day. In doing so we use strategies without even being aware of it.

Many learners have to read challenging texts and struggle to comprehend them. Teaching them the strategies good readers use can be hugely beneficial, and can transform them from passive to active readers.

About the facilitator

Dr Janet McHardy has extensive experience teaching, mentoring, and advising in adult literacy and numeracy, and vocational education. Her expertise includes reading skills with a focus on research-informed practice.

Learning outcomes

In this workshop and the follow-up online module you will learn:

  • what reading comprehension strategies you can teach
  • how you can teach them
  • why reading comprehension is a critical skill for learners
  • how cultural values can be integrated into teaching reading comprehension.

You will have the opportunity to practise teaching the strategies and refine your approach.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for teaching and learning support practitioners seeking to expand their understanding and practice.

Ako Aotearoa badges

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

Public course dates will be listed below when available.  Or, contact us to discuss booking a course privately for your organisation. 

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.