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     Liz Kane 

Learn more about our 'why' and the team committed to empowering teachers with the knowledge and skills of best literacy-teaching practices  

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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.


Meet Liz

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.

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Meet Adrienne

Introducing 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.

Adriene Kinder
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Meet Kirsty

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. 

Learn more about Kirsty's work as a Literacy Coach here.

Literacy Coach:  Taupō, Hawke’s Bay, and Waikato

Kirsty Tatere

Meet Fem

Meet Fem Castles, an educator with a commitment to Literacy teaching since she commenced her teaching journey in 1998. Over the years, Fem has garnered experience teaching across all year levels, with a primary focus on Years 1-3. Fem is committed to empowering teachers with the knowledge and skills of best literacy-teaching practices and is excited to be starting at Liz Kane Literacy in 2024.
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Two-day Intensive Structured Literacy Workshop 

$500 excl. GST 

Morning tea and lunch included.

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