whole-class initial instruction in literacy
InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program which will provide all children with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers. InitiaLit is a three-year program, covering the first three years of school (typically Foundation to Year 2). InitiaLit–Foundation was released in 2017, InitiaLit–1 was released in 2018 and InitiaLit–2 will follow in November 2019.
In the context of a Response to Intervention framework, InitiaLit is a Tier 1 program, designed to be delivered to whole classes by classroom teachers. Find out more about InitiaLit here.
The training covers the practical implementation and delivery of the program through extensive small group role-play activities and live video demonstrations of lessons.
Note: From November 2019, the InitiaLit Professional Development Workshop will cover all three years of InitiaLit– Foundation, InitiaLit–1 and InitiaLit–2. For teachers who have already undertaken the two-day InitiaLit PD Workshop, and are now seeking to be trained in InitiaLit–2, a bridging webinar series will be available at a price of $200 per school, to provide an update on the new content contained in InitiaLit–2. Staff who have not been trained in InitiaLit are strongly encouraged to attend the two-day PD workshop.
What the workshop covers
The workshop will cover:
- The theoretical framework on which InitiaLit is based
- Detailed overview of the program content
- Implementation and assessment procedures
- Practical demonstrations of the lessons and opportunities to practise lesson delivery
Who should attend?
This Workshop is designed for classroom teachers, any regular casuals that may relieve in Foundation throughout the year, learning support staff and Stage leaders.
InitiaLit–Foundation, InitiaLit–1, InitiaLit–2 and InitiaLit PD are available only to schools.
Two days (12 PD hrs)
- Training material notes
- Coffee and tea on arrival, morning tea and lunch
- Certificate of attendance upon completion
|NSW Education Standards Authority|
|Completing the InitiaLit Professional Development Workshop will contribute 11 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, and 5.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.|
|Teacher Quality Institute, ACT|
|This program has been accredited by TQI in 2020. Attendance provides 10 PD hours for ACT teachers.|
InitiaLit-F/1/2 PD workshops are offered throughout Australia, including regional areas.
Note: Please refer to the Professional Development Calendar, and if the workshop is not currently being held in your preferred location, please email us. MultiLit will also consider on-site training in your area if you have a group of 10 or more teachers from your school, or from neighbouring schools, who are keen to be trained.
Please click here for the InitiaLit Price List and Order Form.
P-INF 001 (InitiaLit–F Kit Only) and W-INF (InitiaLit PD Only) is available only if you have previously purchased P-INF 1 (InitiaLit PD + Kit). P-IN1 001 (InitiaLit–1 Kit Only) and W-IN1 (InitiaLit–1 PD Only) is available only if you have previously purchased P-IN 1 (InitiaLit PD + Kit). PIN2001 InitiaLit–2 Kit and WIN2001 InitiaLit–2 PD Workshop are only available if your school has previously purchased PIN2 InitiaLit–2 PD Workshop plus Kit.
Schools registering staff for PD will be invoiced by MultiLit Pty Ltd.
3 easy steps to book your place
- Download the Professional Development Calendar to find the next date in your chosen location.
- Complete the PD Registration form with your full details.
- Fax your completed PD Registration form to 02 9888 3818 or email to [email protected].
A MultiLit representative will then be in touch with you by email in due course to provide the details of the workshop. If your order includes a program kit, this will be sent directly to your delivery address.
Please note: The use of MultiLit publications and attendance at professional development workshops is for personal education use in schools with State/Territory accreditation (‘Accredited Schools’). Other commercial use, hiring or lending, or other use as part of any commercial, not-for-profit, or fee-paying program of instruction or tuition not carried out within an Accredited School is strictly prohibited.