$250 – $300

Talk For Writing - Early Years

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Karstens

123 Queen Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Talk For Writing - Early Years

1 Day Course

Transforming poor writers into outstanding writers

Date: 24 January 2018 | Time: 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Location: Karstens, 123 Queen Street Melbourne 3000

Limited spots available - Early Bird: $250 (ends 30th December 5pm or until sold out) General: $300

We are delighted to be bringing this renowned workshop from DSF WA here to Melbourne.

This workshop also works in conjuntion with the Talk For Writing - Primary School Workshop to bring together a more holistic approach and understanding to improving children's writing.

Workshop Overview

This one day workshop offers Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers an overview of Talk for Writing in the early years. Talk for Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for both oral language and early writing development. The workshop provides practical opportunities for hands-on participation in the implementation of the program.

This workshop covers:

- The importance of oral language development in early writing emergence, including nursery rhyme and oral storytelling;
- The “Three Is” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – which are the basis of the Talk for Writing approach;
- Planning for units of work across the school year, including exposing students to high-quality rhymes, stories and non-fiction texts;
- Providing effective scaffolding to promote the move from dependence to independence in a child’s storytelling and early writing development;
- Accurate assessment in order to track student progress;
- Involving families and caregivers in the storytelling process; and,
- Explicit grammar teaching through sentence and story games.

This workshop is suitable for teachers, education assistants and other professionals who work with Kindergarten and Pre-Primary aged children.

Presenter:

Peta Collins

Peta is an educational and developmental psychologist, a qualified teacher and an experienced DSF Talk for Writing trainer. She has been closely involved in the development of DSF’s Talk for Writing workshops, at both primary and secondary level, and has benefitted from the invaluable support and expertise of Pie Corbett, Dean Thompson and Maria Richards over the past few years. Peta also uses the Talk for Writing approach in individual and small-group tuition with students of all ages who are experiencing literacy learning difficulties.

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