Online Synthetic Phonics Programme Launch Announced
Synthetic Phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite has announced that her international online teaching programme will be launched this coming September in time for the start of the Autumn School Term 2007. This programme is fully in line with the recommendations of the UK Rose Report (March 2006).
[UKPRwire, Sat Jun 02 2007] Synthetic Phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite has announced that her international online teaching programme will be launched this coming September in time for the start of the Autumn School Term 2007. This programme is fully in line with the recommendations of the UK Rose Report (March 2006).
The programme, which will be available online via subscription, is a complete self-contained package suitable for schools, individual teachers, home tutors, student-teachers and parents.
Split into 10 main units, the programme is designed to be delivered with a step-by-step approach to teach the simple and complex alphabetic codes. Instructions are explicit, but simple, every step of the way. The programme includes cumulative decodable sentences and text, and charts for visual aids, planning, record keeping and assessment. Pencil control and observational skills are developed through handwriting and drawing activities throughout the programme along with vocabulary enrichment and speaking and listening. There will be online video clips with practical demonstrations and explanations, audio sound clips demonstrating the 44+ sounds of the English language alongside their spelling variations and a discussion forum.
The price of the programme, which includes telephone and online support, has not yet been finalised but is expected to be in the region of £10 - £15 per unit/month.
Speaking about her programme, Debbie said, “Learning to read and write is truly a gift for life but in order to learn well, one needs to be taught well. My vision has always been to enable anyone across the world to teach and learn the complicated English alphabetic reading and writing code - and to teach and learn it well! I want to put a programme 'on the world map' so that anyone - parent or teacher - is completely supported to teach their children, pupils or students to read and write the English language. My programme is totally comprehensive, but will also be an invaluable asset to complement or fill-in-the-gaps of other phonics programmes.”
Early indications are that demand for Debbie's programme will be high, such is her reputation in educational circles, so it is advisable that you register your interest now. Visit Debbie's website at www.SyntheticPhonics.com and leave your details on the 'Contact Us' form. As soon as the programme is officially launched you will receive an email alert advising you of the address of the sign-up website.