New microcredentials for facilitators, teachers & teacher aides

20 November 2020

Microcredential course options are now available for schools or specialists wishing to implement Better Start Literacy Approach in their school or cluster.

A new suite of online courses has been developed by the Better Start Literacy Approach research team at UC’s Child Wellbeing Research Institute. These microcredentials offer participants the most effective methods to support children’s early reading, writing and oral language success.

There are three individual, tailored courses starting early next year:

  • Facilitator Microcredential
  • Teacher Microcredential
  • Teacher Aide Microcredential

Find out more about the microcredentials and how to enrol at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/online/betterstartliteracyapproach/ and learn more through the Microcredential FAQs

The Better Start Literacy Approach is an integrated classroom literacy programme for Year 0/1 classrooms. The approach is based on several years of research trials investigating the most efficient and effective methods to support children’s early reading, writing and oral language success. It incorporates vocabulary development using quality children’s story books, structured teaching of critical phonological awareness skills and letter-sound knowledge through fun, game-based activities, activities making explicit links to the reading and spelling context, and structured small group reading sessions using the new Ready to Read – Phonics Plus early readers series.

For more information contact:

Hayden Macaulay
Insitute Manager
Child Well-being Research Institute
Email: hayden.maccauley@canterbury.ac.nz

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