Join Maureen Pollard, the creator of Little Learners Love Literacy, and Helen Botham, a speech pathologist who is currently researching the value of Cued Articulation as part of literacy teaching, for a free 3-hour workshop on teaching early literacy using Little Learners Love Literacy and Cued Articulation.
This workshop will explain and demonstrate how to use these resources for effective early literacy teaching with an emphasis on phonological and alphabetic/phonic knowledge.
Getting children off to a ‘good start’ is vital – building a strong foundation and knowing ‘what to teach’ and ‘how to teach’ will be the focus of this practical workshop. It will also cover:
Fiona Antonopoulos, who teaches Little Learners Love Literacy, will also take you step-by-step through how she teaches young children to read, spell and write.
This workshop is suitable for Early Years teachers, teacher aides, special education teachers, speech pathologists and parents.
Date: Thursday, 1 August 2013
Time: 9.30am - 1pm (Morning tea provided)
Venue: ACER, 19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, VIC
Numbers are limited as this is an interactive workshop with participation.
About the presenters:
Maureen Pollard is a literacy consultant, teacher and writer who works with teachers, schools and parents to help children learn to read, spell and write with confidence. Her workshops focus on explicit strategies to develop phonemic awareness and alphabetic knowledge. Maureen has developed her SoundCheck resources and Little Learners Love Literacy® from evidence-based literacy research and a lifetime of teaching literacy skills in England, Spain, South Africa and Australia. Teachers find her approach practical and easy to use in classrooms.
Helen Botham has worked as a Speech Pathologist for forty years in Melbourne and in the UK. She has a particular interest in speech and language problems associated with literacy difficulties. As part of this work, she consults with and advises parents, teachers and carers, and she runs Cued Articulation courses for pre-school and school teachers throughout Australia. Helen is currently a candidate in the Master of Applied Science course at La Trobe University; she is researching the outcomes for teachers attending her Cued Articulation training with regard to their literacy teaching.