Kindergarten - Initial Training

Everything you need to know about getting started with Letterland Kindergarten

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Over eleven modules, this online training course will guide participants through every section of the Letterland Kindergarten Teacher's Guides. Emphasis is on developing a clear understanding of the key routines and strategies utilized in the program. Sample lessons give detailed explanations of lesson formats for each section. Initial modules focus on organizing for instruction while later ones outline the assessment process. Each module includes a companion handout packet, instructional videos, and additional resources for further study.

Learning Outcomes

  • Confidently navigate the Kindergarten Teacher's Guides,
  • Know how to set up a Letterland classroom,
  • Provide engaging and effective literacy instruction.

This is a self-paced, online training course for teachers unable to attend a Letterland face-to-face training session. Throughout the course, participants will be asked to refer regularly to the Kindergarten Teacher's Guides.

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Course Curriculum

  1: About this Course
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Your Instructor

Lyn Wendon
Lyn Wendon

Lyn Wendon, the creator of Letterland, was born in her grandmother's international school in Florence, Italy. Lyn grew up in the USA and went to school in Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut. She later gained a BA from Wellesley College. She moved to the UK in 1955 and Lyn received a diploma in Experimental Educational Psychology at the Cambridge Institute of Education. She then worked in primary schools and various independent schools as a peripatetic special needs teacher, combining that with raising three small children and inventing the phonics system that grew into Letterland. Some 50 years after the creation of the original Letterland characters, Lyn is a consultant to the business and plays an active part in making Letterland the worldwide success it is today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to finish the course?
On average, it takes approximately 10-15 hours to complete.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course is asynchronous, which means you can log on and off multiple times to complete the course at your own pace. We offer 1 year or 1 month access periods.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What materials will I need to take this course?
The course provides professional development on how to use the Letterland instructional materials and methods. Throughout the course you will be asked to refer to the Kindergarten Teacher’s Guides and other materials that come with the basic Kindergarten Classroom Pack.
Are there any assignments in this course?
Yes! The course is unfacilitated, which means there will be no coach or trainer to monitor your progress or hold you accountable for completing the course. Some assignment pages include a response activity designed to give you a chance to reflect upon your own instruction. Other assignment pages include other types of activities in addition to the response activity. You may be asked to download a specific activity template that you can use to complete the activity.