Learning Matters Professional Learning Workshops

Professional development (PD) Otago

Posted: 26 February 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9rZf

We run specialised workshops for professional development and are hosting 3 different workshops in Queenstown. 

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Teacher Assistant Workshop – 22 May 

Are you a Teaching Assistant extraordinaire looking for more ideas, resources and activities to include in your literacy support sessions?

During this half day workshop you will:

  • Develop your understanding of literacy difficulties
  • Learn why phonological awareness is crucial to reading success
  • Grow your understanding of how words work
  • Learn how to support students to develop reading fluency
  • Gain insight into your learners neurodiversity to develop a greater sense of empathy
  • Craft a lesson plan that supports review of isolated skills in a fun engaging way

This practical session will equip you to better cater to all learners you work with.

Spelling is Telling – 23 May 

Dr Louisa Moats says “Spelling is a visible record of language processing. It is language written down. What we can glean from looking at a child’s writing and spelling can tell us so much about what is going on for them.”

Spelling certainly is telling. As teachers it is important we know why and what to look for so we can directly teach. Do you give words or do you teach spelling? If you are a classroom teacher, literacy leader or specialist and or a school senco then this full day workshop is for you. During the day you will learn why spelling (alphabetic principle) is fundamental to success in literacy. We will share examples of what a systematic and cumulative approach in spelling looks like.

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Events summary


22 May 2019 – 22 May 2019


23 May 2019 – 23 May 2019

Further information

Contact: Saige Wallace

 (027) 532 7646