For Early Childhood Educators & Early Stage 1 Teachers

WORKSHOP – Narrabri and Moree

NARRABRI

When: Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 8.00am for registration for an 8.30am start. 1:00pm finish
Where: HealthWISE Office, 93-95 Barwan Street, Narrabri, 2390
Presenter: Anne Williams, HealthWISE Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

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MOREE

When: Saturday, 6 April, 2019. 8.00am for registration for an 8.30am start. 1:00pm finish
Where: Moree – Venue TBC
Presenter: Anne Williams, HealthWISE Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

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What is phonological awareness?
Phonological awareness is a pre-reading skill and is a strong predictor of later success in reading. It is the ability to attend to the sound structure of language. It is an explicit understanding that spoken words consist of smaller parts e.g. syllables and sounds. It is the ability to identify sounds and their sequence in words, and to be able to compare words on this basis.
The workshop is aimed at Early Childhood Educators and Teachers working in preschools, long day care, family day care and schools (Early Stage One) with 3-5 year olds. HealthWISE is running this program to help improve children’s preparation for learning literacy skills.
What will the workshop cover?
What is Phonological Awareness?
Why is it important for school readiness?
Why should we teach this at our centre?
What is the evidence?
Where does it fit in the Early Years Learning Framework?
Pre and post program screening tools
Play based activities to incorporate into your program for 3-5 years
You will receive a copy of the Resource Kit (program materials and manual)
Additional Resource Kits available for purchase
These activities will fit well with your Centre’s school readiness program.

$190 pp, includes resource kit valued at $50
Contact Susanne on 6792 5514 or email susanne.kable@healthwisenenw.com.au
Registrations close Friday, 22 March 2019
Catering provided, please email Susanne if you have dietary requirements

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Sounds good to me is a training program for early childhood educators and teachers working with children aged 3 – 5 years, to support children’s learning literacy skills an preparation for school.

The program developed by HealthWISE includes a workshop,which aims to support educators and teachers promote and teach phonological awareness skills in early childhood and school settings.

What is phonological awareness?
Phonological awareness is an explicit understanding that spoken words consist of smaller parts e.g. syllables and sounds. It is the ability to identify sounds and their sequence in words, and to be able to compare words on this basis.

Phonological awareness is a pre-reading skill and a strong predictor of later success in reading. Many school teachers report that children are starting school without the speech and language skills needed for formal school learning.

Workshop for educators and teachers
The workshop is flexible in format, for example it can be delivered as a half-day workshop on a Saturday morning or 2 x shorter after hours sessions.

The workshop covers the following:

• What is Phonological Awareness?
• Why is it important for school readiness?
• Why should we teach this at our centre?
• What is the evidence?
• Where does it fit in the Early Years Learning Framework?
• Pre and post program screening tools
• Play based activities to incorporate into your program for 3-5 years
• Includes the program and assessment materials and manual

The workshop fits well with school readiness programs and is suitable for use with professional development funding. Sounds Good to Me is presented by HealthWISE Certified Practising Speech Pathologist Anne Williams.

Contact us for more information and to request a quote via email at anne.williams@healthwisenenw.com.au or phone Anne Williams on 02 6792 5514

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