Workshop Details

Decoding and spelling are inextricably linked as they are built on the same foundation. They reinforce each other. Decoding and spelling are the foundations of literacy, and teaching decoding and spelling strategies can be the key to reading and writing success for your learners.  

Learning outcomes 

In this course you will learn how to: 

  • teach decoding and spelling strategies to your learners
  • define the relationship between decoding and spelling
  • explain why English spelling is so complex
  • identify what good decoders and spellers do
  • apply cultural values in 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. (Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Toru – Level 3) 

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.

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


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