Janice Langford

Freedom Literacy
Founder of Freedom Literacy. Janice is a New Zealand based Literacy Facilitator (AC1070.)
gisborne, new-zealand


Born in Gisborne, NZ.  Now living on a small citrus orchard with my husband and five boys.  My second son has dyslexia which was a motivating force to dig deeper to support his learning.  I am Primary trained and taught at Primary level before moving to Secondary.  Literacy focus throughout.  Post-grad Diploma in Literacy Education, IMSLE training, AMADA.  Literacy facilitation at both Secondary and Primary levels.  Growth coaching model is an integral part of my PLD model.  Currently facilitating a move to a Structured Literacy approach with Primary School teachers and facilitating growth of, support for, and awareness of dyslexia at Secondary level, in addition to cross-curricular literacy growth.  Working across the sector within the Kahui Ako.



  • Bachelors of Art, Japanese  [2001]
  • Primary Postgraduate Diploma in Education [2002]
  • MSL, IMSLE [2017]


  • AMADA [2017]

Professional Memberships/ Associations

  • AMADA [2017 - Present]

Professional Experience

LITERACY FACILITATOR |  [2017 - Present]

  • Grow literacy pedagogy and practice across the curriculum at Secondary level.
  • Support teachers to develop awareness of, and support for, students with dyslexia.
  • Introduce and support the development of evidence based practices in Primary Schools (facilitating the pedagogical development and implementation of a Structured Literacy approach.)

LITERACY SPECIALIST  |  [2009 - 2011]

  • Literacy Intervention, development of student support programme

LITERACY COORDINATOR  |  [2003 - 2004]

  • Coordinate literacy growth across the secondary curriculum. Prepare material for, select and teach a literacy focus class.  Attend Ministry of Education provided PLD to share with school


Papers, Workshops & Webinars Presented

  • Workshop - 2018 - MSL
  • Workshop - 2020 - Introduction to Structured Literacy - Bridging the Science of the Reading Brain to the Classroom
  • Workshop -2020 - The Sounds of NZ English
  • Workshop - 2020 - Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Other Publications & Materials

  • Freedom Literacy Sound Packs
  • Introduction to Structured Literacy Workshop Booklet

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