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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able 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 culturally responsive pedagogy principles in your teaching.

Topics covered

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.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for educators seeking to enhance their understanding and practice.

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.

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!