Liz Kane

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Discover the techniques and tools for successfully implementing the Structured Literacy approach within your classroom. 

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In-School Training

Liz Kane offers a series of Professional Development in Schools courses to support Structured Literacy. 

 

Professional Development
in Schools  (a)

Professional Learning over 1-2 years that will increase your teachers' understanding of the Science of Reading and develop their teaching practice of Structured Literacy through modelling, coaching and feedback.

 

Teachers will learn the science behind the pedagogy, the foundational skills required for all learners to become readers and writers, and how a scope and sequence ensures the teaching and learning builds incrementally. They will develop explicit teaching skills required for this approach, when, how and why to use decodable books for beginning readers and transition students to authentic texts. Assessments that align with this approach and tracking sheets to monitor all students will be implemented.

Professional Development
in Schools (b)... Coming 2021

Attended the Two-day Intensive Structured Literacy Workshop and now you're keen to get your entire school on board?

Put your new learnings into practice with a day of coaching with teachers in their classroom to enhance their teaching followed by a Team/Staff Meeting to summarise and consolidate the learning.

Regional Workshops

Register for one of Liz Kane's Intensive Workshops and return to school with confidence to launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Tue, 11 May
    Dunedin Centre - Conference Room 2
    11 May, 9:00 am – 12 May, 3:00 pm
    Dunedin Centre - Conference Room 2, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
  • 09 Jun, 9:00 am – 10 Jun, 3:00 pm
    Kaiapoi North School, 278 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
  • 17 Jun, 9:00 am – 18 Jun, 3:00 pm
    Summerland Primary School, 62 Summerland Drive, Henderson, Auckland 0612, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
  • 21 Jun, 9:00 am – 22 Jun, 3:00 pm
    Comfort Hotel Flames, 8 Waverley Street, Onerahi, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
  • 24 Jun, 9:00 am – 25 Jun, 3:00 pm
    Warkworth Primary School, Warkworth 0910, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
  • 05 May, 9:00 am – 06 May, 3:00 pm
    The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
    Return to school with confidence and launch the Structured Literacy approach with your students.
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Testimonials

What our community are saying

Liz has provided our school with the most amazing PLD on Structured Literacy. As a school, this has been the best learning journey that we have ever embarked on.

 

Liz is informative and knowledgeable on up to date research and the practical ways to implement evidence-based teaching into our day to day practice. She has been crucial in building our knowledge of the 'Alphabetic Code' and the 'Science of Reading'.

I finally felt like I've found something worth going back into teaching for. Thank you for giving me tools now to do the job I've always wanted to do and really be able to make a difference with those precious kids that are struggling.

I was blown away by the simple sequence and flow to teaching the Code. It felt like such a crime to me that I didn’t have these tools for teaching when I exited teachers college over 30 years ago.

The current system is failing to teach children to read. Making children rely on memorising words is not a system. The Little Learners Love Literacy (LLLL) system gives children the tools to be able to learn how to read and they seem really engaged by it.

We have only had about 5 sessions and then we have been following using the decodable books and other resources from Liz at home. The progress my son has made during this time is amazing! He has gone up 4 stages in the time he has been doing the program. He is able to look at the letters, slide the sounds and work words out and that process is becoming easier with more and more practice.

Over the last two years, Liz has been instrumental in supporting us with the Professional Development of our staff. Liz is a captivating presenter - she is very adept at bridging the gap between science and research and presenting it in a manageable and practical way.

 

At the end of her workshops, the staff are always armed with steps to implement in their classroom. Liz provides personal feedback to teachers in a kind and constructive way and always links the suggestions back to the evidence or research that supports best practice.

Having a daughter with Dyslexia who is strongly multi-sensory has really developed my own thinking and approach to teaching and learning... Your course helped me to wrap it in more specific/technical language and The Code helped to put it into clear progressions.

A great aha moment for me was watching the video and seeing why children who don't have Dyslexia have letter reversal issues because of the mirror imaging.