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WordWise | All you need to know about teaching decoding and spelling | Commencing 7 Jun 2024

Event Details


Workshop one
7 June 2024
Workshop two
21 June 2024

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


$150 +GST Register

Discover the connection between decoding and spelling and learn how they can be taught at the same time.

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.

Who is this course for?

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

About the facilitator

Dr Janet McHardy

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.

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 you register.



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