ORAL LANGUAGE & ENCOURAGING EARLY WRITERS IN THE NEW ENTRANT SETTING
This workshop will explore:
the importance of daily oral language opportunities, sensory experiences and play
effective ways of developing our children’s speaking, listening, thinking and questioning skills
how to develop literacy skills through an integrated, cross curricular, thematic and real- life approach: practical links between literacy and topic/inquiry/science, literacy and maths, literacy and the arts (role play, movement, visual arts)
EFFECTIVE WRITING IN THE NZ CLASSROOM
TEACHING WRITING EFFECTIVELY TO YEAR 1-8 STUDENTS IN THE NEW ZEALAND CONTEXT
This workshop – appropriate for all Year 1-8 teachers, but particularly appropriate for teachers new to New Zealand schools – will focus on what New Zealand students should be achieving as developing writers as well as what teachers should be doing in effective New Zealand writing classrooms.
Being an Effective Teacher of Writing, especially for Underachieving Students with Murray Gadd
A great professional learning opportunity for your whole staff to start the new school year.
During the day, Murray will lead an illustrated and research-based exploration of what teachers need to know, think about and do to be effective teachers of writing for Years 0-8 students, especially students who perceive themselves as struggling or reluctant writers.
He will also offer guidance on setting up a literacy programme and classroom for the new school year.