Why use Wordworks’ programmes?

At Wordworks we believe strongly that the crisis in children’s literacy in South Africa requires all those who work with babies and young children to consider how they can make a difference. Our programmes have been developed to support Foundation Phase and Grade R teachers, ECD practitioners, home visitors and parents to build strong language and literacy foundations for the children in their care.

We also partner with schools and districts, ECD centres and forums, NGOs and networks to work collaboratively to extend the reach and impact of this work. The intention of our work with partners is not that they become Wordworks’ branches or franchisees, but that they are supported in building our early language and literacy programmes into their broader work.

Please note that our training is currently mostly available in the Western and Eastern Cape, and to a lesser extent in KZN.  As we would need to translate materials, in order to consider training in other provinces, we would need to know there were a substantial number of people/ schools/ organisations interested in this work.  We encourage you to engage your professional networks about this possibility and to get back to us.

 

 

Training update for 2019/2020

 

Ready Steady Read Write Programme (In the Cape Metro)

Co-ordinator training is fully subscribed for 2019 in the Cape Metro. If you are interested in training in 2020, your school or organisation’s management will need to attend a Wordworks information session which will be held in October this year.

To go on a waiting list to attend this session, please send your details to info@wordworks.org.za. You may, in the meanwhile, find the Big Game Box workshop useful. See more here: http://www.wordworks.org.za/workshops-on-resources-2/. See also the Wordworks Resources catalogue and order form here.

If you are not based in the Cape Metro, tell us more about yourselves and we will try, where possible, to link you up with partners in your area.

 

Home-School Partnerships Programme (In the Cape Metro)

Facilitator training is fully subscribed for 2019 in the Cape Metro. If you are interested in training in 2020, your school or organisation’s management will need to attend a Wordworks information session which will be held in October this year.

To go on a waiting list to attend this session, please send your details to info@wordworks.org.za. If you are not based in the Cape Metro, we will try, where possible, to link you up with partners in your area.

If you teach Grade R, you may, in the meanwhile, find it useful to attend the workshop on our Stellar Teacher’s Guide for parent meetings. See also the Wordworks Resources catalogue and order form here.

If you are not based in the Cape Metro, tell us more about yourselves and we will try, where possible, to link you up with partners in your area.

 

Every Word Counts Programme

We will not be training new partners in the first half of 2019. Watch this space for updates! 

You may find the Wordworks App to be a useful resource in this area.  Find out more about our free app here. See also the Wordworks Resources catalogue and order form here.

 

Stellar Programme

We will not be training new partners in the first half of 2019. Watch this space for updates! 

We are, however, conducting WordWorkshops in Cape Town on the Stellar Home Language: Update – Teacher’s Guides for 8 two-week cycles, and Teacher’s Guide for parent meetings. You will find dates, times and venue here. See also the Wordworks Resources catalogue and order form here.