A Teacher's Survival Guide to Phonics and Spelling
Simply Phonics is a fully planned phonics programme integrating oral language, spelling patterns, phonics, writing and reading.
The Simply Phonics Model highlights the fact that there is an incremental sequence for teaching phonics. Phonics only adds value to children's spelling when their teachers are super confident and knowledgeable in all areas of phonics.
One of the most robust findings of modern literacy research is that proficient reading and spelling is strongly associated with the ability to identify, remember, sequence, and apply, phonemes. Louisa Moats, 2000
A significant barrier for whole school teaching of phonics and spelling is the gap between teachers' self-efficacy in this area, and their actual knowledge. Research conducted by Dyslexia Research UK.
By the end of the 2 days all teachers will leave with a significant boost in their knowledge, passion and skills in teaching phonics.
Contact: Frances Adlam
(021) 084 72809
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2020
Welcome to the information and registration site for MANZ Conference 2020!
I am delighted to present to you the amazing line-up of speakers who are providing a wide range of topics which will, I’m sure, inspire you. Come along to the Wairakei Resort, Taupō while soaking up knowledge for your kete.
In 2020 we are celebrating the 150 years since the birth of our founder Dr Maria Montessori. Come along to our network drinks on Saturday 4 July to help us celebrate this important milestone.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Cathy Wilson, Executive Officer, MANZ
We Bring the Zoo to You – Live Learning at Your School!
ZooVentures brings interactive workshops to your Auckland school with an amazing range of exotic creatures and pets, covering many of the 'living world' curriculum topics, as well as providing inspiration for art and creative writing plus animal careers workshops for seniors.
We deliver structured learning with high educational value.
Workshops are facilitated by a zoology graduate with a passion for inspiring children about animals and the environment.
One teacher describes it as 'like a zoo trip, but more hands-on and no travel to organise'.
From amazing reptiles to performing pups, ZooVentures brings learning to life!
For more information visit: www.zooventures.co.nz.