Two day workshop: Step-by-Step Structured Literacy

Build your knowledge and understanding of Structured Literacy, and move theory to practice.

This comprehensive two-day workshop will layer your knowledge and understanding of the foundation skills required for ALL learners to become successful readers and writers before providing you with the tools and the 'how' to implement Structured Literacy in your classroom and or school. 

A detailed outline is provided below along with dates and locations for our TEN workshops held across New Zealand.

This workshop is suitable for RTLBs, RTLits, Teachers, Learning Assistants and Homeschooling Parents.

INVESTMENT: $399.00** + GST per person

Morning tea is provided, participants are required to bring their own lunch.

**Every participant will receive temporary access to the iDeaL Online Platform whilst attending the workshop**

​DAY 1 - LET'S BUILD OUR KNOWLEDGE - What do you mean there’s a Science of Reading?

Learn about:

  • The History of learning to read - let’s look back to help us understand why we should move forward in this way
  • What does the Research tell us now? 
  • The developing Reading Brain 
  • The Principles and Elements of Structured Literacy explained 
  • Introducing the iDeaL Online Platform - your platform for quality evidence-based Structured Literacy instruction 
  • From Assessment - Identifying Diagnostic needs
  • Directing teaching and learning - the Systematic iDeaL scope and sequence 
  • Learn the most common concepts 
  • Explicit Instruction - Teaching in a way that ensures our students get it
  • The sight word conundrum explained - Orthographic Mapping and the teaching of irregular words.

DAY 2 - MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE - The Principles of Structured Literacy in Practice

Learn about:

  • Cumulative lesson sequences understood and demonstrated 
  • Explicit lessons modelled in spelling from phonology to morphology in four lessons 
  • Explicit lessons modelled in reading (using decodable texts) from phonological awareness to comprehension
  • Structured Literacy teaching techniques using journal articles and authentic texts 
  • Bringing it all together in your classroom setting.

Where to start - your ROADMAP for successful Structured Literacy implementation outlined:

  • Modules - when to complete these…. 
  • Assessment who, what and when… 
  • Data Entry - how - troubleshooting Begin teaching from...
  • Planning for your literacy block
  • Ongoing support: Webinars -  iDeaL Facebook group - Coaching sessions with a consultant. 

​Participants will walk away with:

  • A workbook full of gems
  • Increased knowledge
  • An example lesson sequence for spelling and reading (using decodable texts)
  • An understanding of what explicit looks like in a structured literacy lesson
  • ROADMAP of where to from here for successful implementation of Structured Literacy.

PLEASE NOTE: Maximum capacity for each workshop is 45 attendees. All workshops will follow the correct protocols and meet regulations for the current COVID-19 Traffic Light Setting. An up-to-date vaccination pass will be required for individuals to attend.

Should COVID-19 impact our ability to deliver face-to-face full day workshops these will be delivered remotely. No refunds will be given.

Book your place below

Spaces are limited.

2nd and 3rd March 2022

22nd and 23rd March 2022

31st March and 1st April 2022

12th and 13th April 2022

27th and 28th April 2022

31st May and 1st June 2022

31st May and 1st June 2022

31st May and 1st June 2022

21st and 22nd June 2022

26th July and 27th July 2022

All of our previously held webinars are available on demand!


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