Literacy and English Language Learners

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Embedding effective literacy skills into your curriculum

We know that literacy is essential in the growth of a student’s learning and we work with teachers to ensure that together we can come up with the most effective way to engage students in progressing reading and writing

Our facilitators have a depth of experience in supporting teachers to enhance their literacy knowledge so that they can better meet the students’ diverse literacy needs.

We can help you to:

  • identify your teachers’ and students’ literacy learning needs
  • create or improve literacy plans
  • assess the impact of literacy teaching
  • use literacy assessment information more effectively to meet students’ needs
Discover Who Can Help

Why work with us?

Experts

We have experts with both the knowledge and experience so we can provide you with the most effective practices.

The Right Fit

We have a range of facilitators with different background and skills so we can match you with a facilitator who will be a great fit for your school.

Curriculum Knowledge

Our team have specialised knowledge in literacy and we have been working with teachers to improve their capabilities in the teaching for many years.

Solutions

We’ll work with you to identify your needs and to find the best solution that will meet your requirements.

Who can help?

Choose Your Region:

Gayle McIlraith (Director) (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Gayle McIlraith (Director)

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local Curriculum Design
  • Science
  • Assessment Literacy & Evaluation
  • Leadership

Cheryl Harvey (Auckland)
Secondary

Contact Cheryl Harvey

Expertise:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learner Focused Conversations

Louise Dempsey (Auckland)
Primary

Contact Louise Dempsey

Expertise:

  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Leadership
  • Inclusive Education

Judith Bennetts (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Judith Bennetts

Expertise:

  • Local curriculum
  • Using student and whānau voice to inform curriculum design
  • Assessment Literacy & Evaluation
  • Teaching as inquiry
  • Mentoring and coaching school leaders
  • Professional learning clusters
  • Science
  • Digital Technologies
  • Inclusive Education

Adie Bonisch (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Adie Bonisch

Expertise:

  • Literacy and English Language Learners:
  • Teaching as Inquiry
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Inclusive Education
  • Local Curriculum

Gaylene Price (Christchurch)
Primary

Contact Gaylene Price

Gaylene is leader and developer of ‘Team Approach to Language Learners‘ (TALL), a Ministry of Education project which supports small school teams to investigate the teaching and support of culturally and linguistically diverse learners

Expertise:

  • Languages acquisition
  • Literacy and English Language Learners
  • Oral language
  • Student assessment and pathways of progress
  • Planning and teaching sequences
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Inclusive Education

Kerry Upson (Northland / Tai Tokerau)
Primary, Secondary

Contact Kerry Upson

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Curriculum progress tools
  • Local Curriculum
  • Teaching as Inquiry

Ruth Price (Taranaki / Whanganui / Manawatu)
Primary, Secondary

Contact Ruth Price

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Secondary
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment Literacy and Evaluation
  • Teaching as Inquiry

Andrea Piters (Wellington)
Primary

Contact Andrea Piters

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Local curriculum
  • Assessment Literacy and Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Teaching as Inquiry

Caron Watson (Wellington)
Primary

Contact Caron Watson

Expertise:

  • Literacy
  • Curriculum Progress Tools
  • Local Curriculum
  • Assessment Literacy and Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Teaching as Inquiry