Countdown to September launch of International Online Synthetic Phonics Programme
June 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsDebbie Hepplewhite today confirmed that her new International Online Synthetic Phonics Program was on schedule for its September 3rd Launch.
Hitting the headlines this week, the British government's own guidance, 'Letters and Sounds', gives a clear endorsement of the use of commercial phonics programs with the proviso that they meet Jim Rose's criteria of a 'systematic phonics program'.
Speaking of her own program, Debbie Hepplewhite said, "I offer the best of everything. My online program will guide parents, homeschoolers, students and individual teachers through the complexities of the English writing code in a logical and easily understood way whilst, at the same time, providing sufficient tuition, materials and resources to satisfy any school's curriculum needs for teaching beginning reading and intervention."
The course, available by subscription, is divided into 12 units each of which will include teaching materials, guidance, worksheets, audio and video instruction and access to an online forum and a support helpline.
"We have had a fantastic response to our earlier announcement of the launch and it seems that my 'keep-it-simple', no-frills approach to the teaching of reading has struck a chord with parents and teachers around the world. I think it's the online aspect which appeals to a lot of people - as well as the affordable price! Materials can be downloaded again and again for no additional cost. No more expensive text books or worksheets to buy every new term. Subscribe once and have unlimited access to the materials" said Debbie.
Anyone interested in subscribing to Debbie's course is invited to visit her website at:
Simply leave an email address and you will be advised the moment the course is officially launched.