Speaking and Listening: The Vital Link to Literacy

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Barabool Hills Baptist Church

4 – 32 Province Blvd

Highton, Victoria

http://www.mbhbc.org.au/, Vic 3216

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Oral language development is a key predictor of literacy competence, student learning and is vital for engagement and participation in learning.

However is early oral language development sufficient for literacy aptitude alone? Research now suggests that more is required…

This three hour interactive workshop aimed at our school-based Literacy Leaders, Prep PLC Leaders and SSS, will explore:

  • The importance of dialogic talk

  • How to implement this type of talk using strategic teaching practices

  • Collaborative approaches between SSS and schools in relation to oral language, literacy and the curriculum

  • The role of SSS in supporting schools to utilise a tiered structure for providing a continuum of support.

The workshop will be facilitated by Professor Pam Snow of La Trobe University. Prof Snow is both a psychologist and speech pathologist and her research interests cover various aspects of risk in childhood and adolescence, in particular the transition to literacy in the early years, oral language skills of youth offenders, and the needs of young people in the state care system.

In 2018 Professor Snow and LaTrobe University partnered with the Department to develop and implement professional learning on dyslexia.


https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/pcsnow

Arrive at 12.30pm for a light lunch!

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Barabool Hills Baptist Church

4 – 32 Province Blvd

Highton, Victoria

http://www.mbhbc.org.au/, Vic 3216

Australia

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