About the course

Course outline

This course includes two online workshops, and an optional, four-week, self-paced online module. The module 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

Explore effective reading strategies to transform your learners from passive to active readers. 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. Teaching these strategies to learners will greatly enhance their reading comprehension.

About the facilitator

Janet McHardyDr 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

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

  • explain how reading develops
  • define the importance of teaching reading comprehension
  • use assessment results to inform teaching
  • identify and explain five research-based reading comprehension strategies
  • model and teach these five strategies to your learners
  • apply some culturally responsive pedagogy principles to your teaching.

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.

Please read these Terms and Conditions before registering for events.

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.

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!