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  • Jayne Bolsover 08 Jul 2013 8:52pm () in Dyslexia

    HI Lorraine

    We are working with a programme called the Learning Staircase programme.  We have had great results.  It is not yet available as an app but it is a fabulous programme.  We are running a workshop for the programme in the holidays on 25th and 26th July at Te Puru School on the Thames Coast.  


    the Learning Staircase

    Training Courses

    The course will include:

    • Background theory including how literacy develops and what causes learners

    to struggle

    • Understanding the processing/perceptual skills involved in literacy (The Big Five)

    • How reading strategies change and develop as the learner progresses

    • Neurological aspects, including how the brain ‘reads’ and what goes wrong with

    • learners with processing difficulties

    • Catering for dyslexic learners and the ‘reading ladder’

    • Understanding the Steps program (structure, levels, different applications)

    • Methodology, including integrating written and computer activities effectively

    • Understanding the Wordrace system

    • Analysis of the skills and knowledge involved in reading and spelling

    • Developing processing/perceptual skills using a variety of hands-on

    games/activities and appropriate software

    Te Puru School, Te Puru, Thames

    Stage 1 25th July

    Stage 2 26th July

    (lunch & refreshments provided)

    where & When?

    what’s in the course?

    $120.00 per day NOTE: SPECIAL DEAL - $200 for two days

    RT LB's: $90.00 per day how much?

    who’s facilitating?



    Our presenter, Ros Lugg, is one of the leading NZ experts

    in remedial literacy and dyslexia. She is an experienced

    conference speaker and professional development trainer.

    More information @ www.learningstaircase.co.nz

    Te Puru School looks forward to

    welcoming you!

    To book your place, contact Jayne Bolsover: 07 868 2747 or 027 827 1050

    or complete the attached booking form & email to: j.bolsover@tepuru.school.nz

    Please notify Jayne of any dietary requirements when you book.

    Already recognised as

    one of the leading literacy

    programmes in the world.

    Structured, multi-sensory and

    highly effective.

    Caters for all your


    For teachers, RT LB’s, teacher

    aides or tutors who are using

    or interested in using the Steps

    to Literacy and/or First Steps

    remedial literacy courses.

    Note: Parents are welcome to

    attend this course, but need to

    understand that it is designed

    primarily for teaching staff.

    for whom?

    ‘Our target children are the children who have a spelling age of 2 years or more below their chronological age.

    We have 23 children on The Learning Staircase programme. Our results are showing great progress:

    Student Term 1 - Feb Term 1 - April

    Spelling Test 1 Spelling Test 2

     A 6.0yrs 6.8yrs

    B 6.8yrs 7.7yrs

    C 6.6yrs 7.3yrs

    These are the children who have consistently struggled to make progress as they have moved through school. Many of the

    students are part of the Government target groups highlighted by ERO. The children enjoy the programme and have fun while

    they are learning. We have noticed an increase in their self-confidence and their belief that they can do it. This is a tailored

    programme for children who learn in their own unique way.

    We can’t wait for Term 2 and the chance to do the Stage 2 Workshop with Ros!’



  • Jayne Bolsover 07 Nov 2012 7:52pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    Thanks Sharlene.  Did you do an ICT contract at all?

  • Jayne Bolsover 07 Nov 2012 7:52pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    Thanks Sharlene.  Did you do an ICT contract at all?

  • Jayne Bolsover 06 Nov 2012 5:10pm () in The e-Learning Planning Framework - how and why to use it | NAPP Kōrero 16

    I agree Alastair.  Our school is in a Rural District and there would be a huge inequity if our students brought their own devices.  Some of our students do not have computers or the internet at home.  The last thing we want to do is to make learning out of reach for some children.  We do operate a computer access option for these children and they have a morning tea and a lunchtime where they have access to monitored sites such as Studyladder etc.

    We certainly need to look at an ICT contract for our school. It is important for rural schools to keep up with the play and not get left behind.  Having a teacher with a specific focus on ICT would help this I think.