Launched in 2017, Liz Kane Literacy is dedicated to bridging the gap between evidence-based research and the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
Structured Literacy focuses on both How we teach: explicitly, systematically and cumulatively, and What we teach: Phonemic Awareness, Orthography (the spelling system), Morphology, Vocabulary, Syntax and Grammar, giving children the skills they need to read, spell and write with confidence.
Since its inception, the numbers of teachers, school leaders, parents, Speech Language Therapists, Resource Teachers of Literacy, and Resource teachers of Learning and Behaviour who became interested in Structured Literacy has grown exponentially.
Fast-forward to today, and Liz Kane Literacy is going from strength to strength expanding its network collaborating with a team of passionate educators and ambassadors across the country collectively supporting each classroom’s needs.
For more than 6 years, Liz Kane has been paving the way for teaching literacy in New Zealand schools. Following an extensive career in teaching, Liz identified that there was a fundamental missing piece: structured literacy.
Read about Liz’s journey and the past, present, and future of Liz Kane Literacy.
Introducing our newest team member Adrienne Kinder. As an educator and Ministry of Education PLD facilitator, Adrienne works with teachers nationwide to grow and sustain the Structured Literacy approach by developing teacher knowledge and pedagogy to raise literacy outcomes for all students.
Having spent many years in the education sector as a teacher, leader, and more recently, a PLD facilitator, Kirsty is passionate about working alongside leadership teams and teachers to align up-to-date literacy research with classroom practice.
Literacy Coach: Taupō, Hawke’s Bay, and Waikato