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Early Learning Centres

Supporting Reading Development in the Early Years
Dr Karyn Carson, Speech Pathologist, Flinders University

This workshop is designed for educators who work with children in the early years, specifically with children aged 3 to 8 years.  The workshop explores how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who have a disability, developmental delay or those who are experiencing difficulties in learning.

Participants will be required to engage in interactive case-based scenarios designed to review, practice and apply a selection of key assessment methodologies, as well as practical instructional strategies, for several skills known to support both pre-reading and beginning reading development.

Critical questions that will be addressed include:

  • What instructional methods are best suited in the areas of pre-reading and early reading development for both typically developing and at-risk students?
  • What assessment tools can I use to measure phonological awareness, letter-knowledge, and vocabulary skills?
  • What instructional methods are best suited in the areas of pre-reading and early reading development for both typically developing and at-risk students in the 3- to 8- year age range?
  • How can I critically review assessment tools and instructional strategies?

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to use and apply a selection of evidence-based assessment tools that measure pre-reading and beginning reading development
  • Appropriately select instructional based on assessment results
  • Learn to critically review assessment instruments and instructional strategies using evidence-based appraisal methods
  • Gain confidence in selecting and using tools and strategies in your own educational context.

Flier

To check if any vacancies, please contact Learning 4 All - 8245 4699.

Event Date 30/05/2017
Register by 17/05/2024
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Dr Karyn Carson, Speech Pathologist, Flinders University
$140.00

What's the Buzz? A practical resource to develop social skills and resilience
Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach

 

For a variety of reasons, some children find it harder to think socially, develop socially and use their social tools suitably when it really counts. Early childhood settings and schools play a vital role to promote the wellbeing of children by deliberately developing their  ‘social and emotional’ capabilities through the delivery of recognised and highly structured approaches.  This practical interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore both resources -  “What’s the Buzz? A social Skills Enriched Program for Primary Students” and “What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners”. It will include:

  • An exploration of  play-based lessons where students become immersed in a variety of essential relational skills and social dilemmas, stimulated by the experiences of a character named Archie
  • Activities to help children learn to become a better friend and a more flexible social thinker through activity, discussion, role-play, games and quizzes
  • Visual materials and tools designed to bring children together, including those who may be on the Autism Spectrum
  • Explicit strategies and guidance to help children to get along with one another and nurture friendships
  • Ways to model  targeted social skills and ideas to enrich your everyday interactions with children
  • Effective strategies to grow and sustain resilience
  • Framing ‘behaviour’ within a healthy social and emotional context.

More information about Mark Le Messurier can be found at marklemessurier.com.au

Flier

 

 

Event Date 07/08/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach
$140.00

Programs and Tools to use with Students with Disabilities 
Teressa Reschke, Special Education Consultant, Down Syndrome SA and Bronwyn Timko, Speech Pathologist

More details available shortly.

Event Date 19/09/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Anne Squire and Teressa Reschke - Down Syndrome SA
$140.00


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