Train to use our programmes
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.
If you are interested in training, your school or organisation’s management will need to attend a Wordworks information session.
To go on a waiting list to attend this session, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM. If you are not based in the Cape Metro, we will try, where possible, to link you up with partners in your area.Read More
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.
You may, in the meanwhile find our resources useful. If you would like to order materials, please click here
Materials updates: Teacher Guides have been updated since they were first distributed in 2016, now including a wider range of activities for each day to ensure full CAPS coverage.
First time training: Please get in touch with your HOD and Curriculum Advisor to find out what plans your school and District has for training Read More
In the Western Cape: Schools Development Unit (SDU), Primary Science Programme (PSP), Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU). In the Eastern Cape: ITEC, Early Inspiration, Lebone Centre, Knysna Education Trust, Khululeka,
Please approach these partners directly to see if an arrangement can be made for training. Click on the organisations’ name above or email them directly. You can also purchase materials independently. If you would like to order materials, please email us at email@example.com
Becoming a Stellar Teacher Trainer Read More
If you are a teacher trainer based at a district, NGO or tertiary institution, and would like to build capacity to train teachers in your network on the Stellar programme, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM and tell us more about your interest in Stellar training. We will send you information about the date and venue of our next Training of Trainers course. Please note that Wordworks will not be in a position to pay you for any teacher training that you undertake after the course, but you will become part of a network of trainers that receive updates and refresher engagements and that stay in touch to reflect on our work.
If you would like to order materials, please click here
If you live in Cape Town and want to train to use the Little Stars programme in your pre-Grade R classroom, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM.
You can also purchase materials independently. If you would like to order materials, please click here
If you are interested in attending a Training of Trainers course, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM, stating the course you wish to attend and we will contact you.
You may, in the meanwhile, find the Wordworks App to be a useful resource in this area. Find out more about our free app here. If you would like to order materials, please click here