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Adrienne

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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.

Like Liz, Adrienne began her career teaching all year levels. And while she may have only kicked off workshops in 2022 with Liz Kane Literacy, Adrienne’s commitment dates back to 2016. Conversations with Liz on how to help struggling students has been a constant over the years. 

Adrienne advanced her knowledge with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education centred on the Science of Reading that underpins teaching with a Structured Literacy approach. 

She has been co-admin of the Structured Literacy Auckland Facebook group, and, prior to working with Liz Kane Literacy, presented to many teachers across Auckland at an organised “unconference” where 200 teachers gathered to learn about Structured Literacy and attended workshops to see this approach in action.

Calm, positive, and always willing to help, Adrienne is an avid podcast listener and continues to broaden her industry-related knowledge and often enters deep discussions with Liz about the latest research, reports and updates within schools. 

“Children’s wellbeing must be at the forefront of our reflections and decision making when it comes to teaching them,” says Adrienne.

“Our pedagogy is often based on instincts, or a romantic vocational ideology - what we are used to, or what we think might work.” 

“We should engage with research and think critically about our teaching and what research informs our practice.” 

"Our children's wellbeing must be at the forefront of our reflections and decision making when it comes to teaching them"
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Adrienne's Timeline

2020

Completed La Trobe SOLAR (Introduction to the Science of Language and Reading) 

2018

Attended ResearchEDNZ 

2019

PG Dip Ed (endorsed Literacy)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education centred on the Science of Reading that underpins teaching with a Structured Literacy approach. 

2009 - present

Primary teaching, Auckland integrated and state schools, yr 0-6, member of Senior Leadership Team, Within School Teacher Kahui Ako, Staff BOT representative.

2021
  • Organised and presented the Structured Literacy Auckland "Unconference" when 200 teachers from across Auckland came to learn about the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy, and attended workshops to see SL in action.

  • Started presenting two day workshops with Liz Kane Literacy.

2008

Adrienne completed her Bachelor of Education (BEd)

2022
  • Adrienne attended the Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Training. This basic training featured a structured literacy training program which empowers educators to understand and implement scientifically based reading and writing instruction.

  • Lyn Stone Language for Life 

  • Joined Liz Kane Literacy as a Literacy Coach

  • Developed and presented The Code workshops for Year 0-9 teachers

Timeline

Adrienne's Workshops

  • Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Wellington
    Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Wellington
    Mon, 15 Apr
    Life Centre
    15 Apr 2024, 9:00 am – 16 Apr 2024, 3:00 pm
    Life Centre, 21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria Wellington 6011
    15 Apr 2024, 9:00 am – 16 Apr 2024, 3:00 pm
    Life Centre, 21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria Wellington 6011
    Return to school with a comprehensive understanding of Structured Literacy, ready to launch this teaching approach with confidence.
  • Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Auckland
    Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Auckland
    Mon, 26 Feb
    Summerland Primary School
    26 Feb 2024, 8:30 am – 27 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm
    Summerland Primary School, 62 Summerland Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0612
    26 Feb 2024, 8:30 am – 27 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm
    Summerland Primary School, 62 Summerland Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0612
    Return to school with a comprehensive understanding of Structured Literacy, ready to launch this teaching approach with confidence.
  • Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Whangarei
    Term One Two-Day Code Workshop with Adrienne - Whangarei
    Thu, 21 Mar
    Whangārei, New Zealand
    21 Mar 2024, 8:30 am – 22 Mar 2024, 2:30 pm
    Whangārei, New Zealand
    21 Mar 2024, 8:30 am – 22 Mar 2024, 2:30 pm
    Whangārei, New Zealand
    Return to school with a comprehensive understanding of Structured Literacy, ready to launch this teaching approach with confidence.
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Adrienne's Top Resources

Register

Two-day Intensive Structured Literacy Workshop 

$475 excl. GST 

Morning tea and lunch included.

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  • Liz Kane Literacy YouTube Channel
  • Liz Kane Literacy Instagram
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