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upcoming RTLB Workshops 2024

Agility with sound

Tuesday 4 June 2024


 RTLB Royal Oak Meeting Room 

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In this workshop you will gain an overview of Agility With Sound which is a complete structured literacy programme for older struggling students, specifically students in Years 4 to 10. The programme aims to support learners with reading difficulties to become confident and competent readers. It is useful for neuro-divergent learners such as those with dyslexia or dyslexic-type traits. 


The workshop will include:

  • Introduction to AWS programme and Wordchain 

  • How Agility With Sound works as an intervention programme for individuals and small groups 

  • Having a go at some of the activities. 


Thursday 6 June 2024

3.15 - 4.30pm @ Orakei School

 RTLB Office 



Kids are resilient! Really? How do teachers explicitly teach resilience skills?  Here’s one way…


BOUNCE BACK by Toni Noble and Helen McGrath is an evidence-informed programme that promotes positive mental health, wellbeing, and resilience in young people. 


BOUNCE BACK targets years 0-8.  This social and emotional learning programme is underpinned by Positive Psychology and utilises Cognitive Behaviour Training (CBT) principles. 


BOUNCE BACK also aims to develop the optimal learning environments that help children experience joy in learning and develop positive teacher-student and peer relationships.  


The in-person workshop delivered by Michelle Grey-Lamont (RTLB) will focus on:  

  • What is the BOUNCE BACK programme?  

  • The BOUNCE BACK curriculum  

  • Implementation & Planning of BOUNCE BACK in your class/kura  

  • BOUNCE BACK assessment tools  

  • Questions & Answers time  


Please register your attendance with Michelle by Monday 27 May 2024.  

Reciprocal teaching workshop

TUESDAY 18 June 2024

3.15-4.30pm at Orakei School RTLB Office

What is reciprocal teaching? 

Reciprocal Teaching (RT) is an inclusive, collaborative teaching and learning approach that builds thinking skills and accelerates reading comprehension. Skilled, inclusive implementation of RT has demonstrated high impact on achievement while also supporting ākonga confidence and wellbeing. The strategy was developed by Annemarie Palincsar and Ann L. Brown in the 1980s.


Why use reciprocal teaching?

  • It encourages students to think about their own thought process during reading (metacognition).

  • It helps students learn to be actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read.

  • It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible.

  • It can be adapted for different content areas.

This in-person workshop delivered by Michelle Grey-Lamont (RTLB) will focus on: 

  • RT theory & evidence base

  • RT resources & scaffolds to support your learners 

  • Modelling the RT process

  • Questions & Answers time 


Register by 11th June 2024 with Michelle at 

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