The EARLY YEARS is a period of huge potential learning. The EARLY YEARS are optimised when an ‘early childhood’ approach is balanced with explicit instruction.
This seminar explores:
What the research explains are the most essential pre-literacy skills for 3 & 4 year olds; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language – vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
How can these skills be facilitated? Answer: 3-5 minute sessions presented several times in a day.
Screening: After 6 weeks of instruction skill acquisition is reviewed by presenting a sub-test on the PLD Pre-Literacy Screen.
The tracking of progress will identify the children who require additional attention and will focus staff.
Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
Researchers consistently advocate for early intervention and preventative programs in the early years.
Children receive their best start when an early childhood approach is balanced with explicit systematic instruction.
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We continue to grow under your guidance and teaching! We are certainly making progress with our students but they do seem to be coming to school with less each year. Our staff continues to access your PD and rave about what they have learnt. You are such an inspiration to all of us. I want to thank you for your outstanding professional learning and guidance. You have given us the confidence and knowledge in such a succinct and sensible way to work with students of this age in this area. Your professional learning should be mandatory for all teachers.
Rebecca – K-2 Coordinator
Thank you so much for yesterday. It was an amazing day and so much was accomplished. Despite being a principal, I am a junior teacher at heart and I found what you were presenting to the teachers so very useful.
Gwen – Educational Support Unit Principal
I work in a remote community school. I have a variety of literacy levels and use your program, to engage my class. Since using PLD my class has made considerable improvement and this is being tracked using your useful assessments.
Chloe – remote community school
Your PL totally exceeded our expectations and has given us a fantastic starting point for putting together a whole school literacy plan.
Cathy – Year 1 & 2 Teacher
The content of your session was fantastic, I only wish it went for longer. Your delivery of the content, I believe, is why our staff sought you out in the first place.
Luke - Assistant Principal
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is nearby parking?
Nib Stadium parking is the easiest parking. It is located on Pier St, Perth.
Please refer to the map and details provided at: http://pld-literacy.org/contact-us/
Can I access public transport to get to PLD?
Yes, Claisebrook station on the Armadale/Thornlie and Midland lines is a short walk from PLD.
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