Inspirational online courses for primary teachers

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Be an expert in teaching reading comprehension

What can you expect from our online learning courses?

Our courses focus on deepening teacher knowledge and building expertise within the teaching profession. We believe that having a extensive knowledge of education theory and practice is empowering. We want teachers to be confident : confident to make changes to their classroom practice, confident to lead developments in school, confident to support the professional development of others. We want to share the knowledge we have gained with others, provide practical advice and guidance, and support the profession in being extraordinary!

All our courses are based on a firm foundation of educational research.

All our courses focus on combining theory with classroom practice.

All our courses are designed for colleagues who are dedicated to continuous professional development and are passionate about teaching.

All our courses have received positive feedback about the impact training has had on pupil outcomes.

We focus on ensuring our courses can make a real difference to children.

All our courses use a variety of materials to support teachers : video tutorials, lesson extracts, guidance documents, useful lesson materials, audits and checklists. Many of the classroom resources can be edited so that teachers can customise the materials to meet the needs of the children in their classes.

All our courses are broken into clear sections which ensures participants can customise their path through the units of study.

All our courses represent excellent value for money.

Why do we create online courses?

I love learning about learning. I am passionate about the power education has to open doors: be that for children, teenagers or adults. Learning empowers. Knowledge opens new avenues to explore and encourages us to think. I have been fortunate to study education practice for many years and privileged to work with hundreds of fantastic teachers and leaders in the UK. It is difficult for teachers to enrol in face-to-face courses that are more than a day in duration. I want to create training courses that enable teachers to have more knowledge and understanding than would be possible to achieve in a single day. When trying to learn aspects of education to a deep level, it is easier to study in chunks of perhaps an hour or two, than for whole days. In addition, we forget some of what we learn, so we need to able to return to the study materials. Online learning provides an opportunity for participants to watch video clips more than once, return to particular sections when they are most relevant to them in their teaching cycle, go back and revisit reference materials. I also believe that it is vital for teachers to use the learning they have gained in creative ways and to customise materials to meet the needs of the children in their class. An online learning course enables us to provide a wide range of resources, many of which can be edited. An online course enables us to provide far more supporting resources than would be possible via printed packs or books. We understand that teachers are busy and the online courses enable us to provide materials which help turn theory into practice.

The courses we provide are about studying and developing expertise - expertise that can make a real difference to pupils. Online courses allow teachers from around the world to participate and whilst the courses are designed with UK teachers in mind, there is much that is applicable to teaching in other countries.

One of our most popular courses with schools is our reading comprehension course . We are passionate about reading and want teachers to feel highly skilled and confident in developing reading comprehension. Learning empowers and opens doors - one incredibly powerful tool to achieve this is through reading. We are dedicated to supporting children to love texts of all kinds. The course can be purchased online (as a single payment or spread across a number of months) or UK schools can request an invoice from [email protected] - discounts are avilable for multiple accounts in the same school.

More than 30 video clips and over 6 hours of video footage designed to help deepen and expand teacher knowledge of the most effective ways of developing reading comprehension. This course is ideal for teachers and leaders of reading. Packed with advice and guidance documents, as well as teaching resources and lesson ideas, teachers will find this course invaluable.

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Fabulous resources for teaching pupils reading comprehension strategies

A wide range of resources to promote book talk

Stacks of worksheets and templates for pupils to use with any book

Amazing value - more than 20 sections of video clips, resources and guidance
Below you can see a snapshot of the menu system for accessing units of study. There are more than 20 sections.

“Extremely useful. The course is already having an impact on reading.”

“I feel totally inspired and determined to improve reading.”

“Wow! Superb – brilliant ideas that I can use straight away in class. So many new resources which I know will engage the children.”

“Everything !It has given me a real boost to think more about how reading is taught and what the children need. Thank you for all the brilliant resources.”

“Fantastic resources. Very well explained.Lots of examples of good practice. Great ideas to use in the classroom.”

"This is an excellent course — definitely worth checking out!"

A range of primary school teachers.