Professional Development

Is your school looking to improve literacy achievement in 2017?

If any of these statements are pertinent to your school we can support you with improving literacy achievement:

  • We need to enhance our literacy programmes (writing, reading or ESOL) to raise literacy achievement
  • We need to be able to specifically identify and address the oral language needs of our students
  • Explicit and structured oral language teaching across the school is not happening
  • We need to use our literacy assessment information more effectively to meet students needs
  • Our teachers need support to effectively meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).
  • Our students have limited vocabulary knowledge and we'd like to address this area
  • We want to incorporate digital tools and opportunities into our literacy programmes
  • We're not sure if our ESOL programme is delivering accelerated progress in English acquisition, or if it is structured in the most effective way to achieve our goals
  • The literacy leaders in our school need support to develop their skills with leading literacy
  • Some of our teaching could be more culturally responsive

What we bring to professional development

  • In-depth experience and knowledge from ministry professional development contracts
  • Advisory group experience (e.g. Ready to Read)
  • Advisory Group for English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • International experience
  • Strategies to help teachers implement culturally responsive pedagogies
  • Published author of stories for students
  • Experience with developing resources for teachers