Empowering Educators in Evidence-Based Practice

Growing understanding of how children learn to read, write and spell.

Professional Learning

2024 | Two-day Spelling and Reading Workshops

Join us for this enriching two-day workshop that will deepen your understanding of the foundational skills essential for all learners to excel as readers and writers. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and practical tools to integrate Structured Literacy into your classroom or school environment using the iDeaL Approach.

Day one – iDeaL Spelling | Spelling MATTERS

  • Understanding the literate brain

  • Assessment for spelling

  • Explicit teaching through a 4-lesson sequence

  • The process of dictation

  • Tips for scaffolding the encoding process.

Day two - iDeaL Reading | Knowing and teaching the reading brain

  • Unpacking the Reading Rope - Language Comprehension and Word Recognition skills

  • Learn how you can recognise the 4 most common reading profiles of students in your class

  • Your assessment Kete explained - Non word reading assessments and the iDeaL Reading Skills Record

  • Planning for instruction - differentiating through various plans and text use.

These workshops are suitable for classroom teachers new to an iDeaL school, teachers wanting to get started on their SL journey, RTLits, RTLBs and school leaders wanting to build their knowledge, practice and learn more about the comprehensive iDeaL Approach to Structured Literacy. NB: you do not need a subscription to iDeaL for this workshop.

Workshops are located throughout New Zealand | Register today and embark on an evidence-based learning experience!

2024 | Three-day Structured Literacy Intervention Workshops

Are you looking to define your pedagogy of Structured Literacy for intervention?
Join us for our three-day workshop. 

 In this workshop, we aim to offer a focused and accelerated learning experience. Our modules are carefully designed to help you understand the complexities of the reading brain and neurodiversity. Moreover, they will support you in attaining proficiency in data assessment, data analysis, and the art of responsive teaching, all while focusing on the unique needs and strengths of your students. 

Prepare to embark on this enriching journey of professional growth and transformation. 

Day one:

  • Becoming Literate

  • Language Processing

  • 4 Types of Reading Difficulties and Executive Function Explained

Day two:

  • Phonological Awareness

  • Syllable Types and Syllable Division

  • What Is Reading Fluency?

  • Word Recognition and Language Comprehension

Day three:

  • Assessment Processes and Data Analysis

  • Explicit Instruction

  • Planning and Teaching for Explicit Instruction in Spelling and Reading

  • Progress Monitoring and Reporting

Designed to accommodate both iDeaL users and those who are not, our workshop is tailored for RTLBs, RTLits, Teacher Aides, and Teachers alike. NB: you do not need a subscription to iDeaL for this workshop.

Workshops are located throughout New Zealand | Register today and embark on an evidence-based learning experience!

Further Professional Learning Options

FREE online tour of iDeaL

Are you interested in learning more about the iDeaL Approach for Schools?

We are holding a FREE online tour Tuesday 2 April from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

During the tour, we will discuss how iDeaL aligns with a Structured Literacy approach, show you around the iDeaL Online Platform, and run through the iDeaL process from PLD – assessment – resources - progress monitoring.

The tour will be held via Microsoft Teams. Please ensure you click on the Registration button below and enter your details.

Approved PLD providers

Under the PLD priorities the Learning MATTERS’ consultancy team is able to provide funded, regionally allocated professional learning and development services to schools, kura, Kāhui Ako and clusters in Assessment for Learning and Local Curriculum Design. 

In-school consultancy

Our in-school consultancy team helps guide and enable schools with the implementation of Structured Literacy supported by the iDeaL Approach. 

We can provide Teacher Only Days (TOD) or a Whole School Professional Learning Series

The iDeaL Approach

The iDeaL Approach for provides the tools and resources to implement a comprehensive structured literacy approach that lifts literacy outcomes when delivered as intended.

LMIT Certification

The Learning MATTERS Intervention Teaching (LMIT) Certification is a professional development opportunity specialising in evidence-based structured literacy intervention. It is designed to enhance knowledge and strengthen educators’ practice 

Previously held webinar recordings can be purchased via our online shop

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