Engaging Conversations: A Workshop for Teacher Aides - Christchurch

Professional development (PD) Canterbury

Posted: 03 August 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA9Mo

Developing oral language for success in literacy and learning

Children learn language through social relationships: the way they listen to, and speak with others while engaged in activities together. Add to your kete of culturally responsive practice by supporting all children to participate and learn across STEAM, play, literacy and the arts.

Engaging Conversations reduces disparity while promoting equal outcomes for all learners.

In this workshop you will learn about a framework to identify oral language strengths and challenges to target support and how to:

  • adapt this to every curriculum, lesson, year level (ECE to tertiary)
  • modify communication enabling students to understand linguistic demands (ELL, Māori, Pasifika)
  • develop and extend abstract language and verbal reasoning skills
  • improve classroom management and behaviour

For more information on how to Apply for Teacher Aide PLD using your Education Sector Logon (ESL), go to the following website:

Events summary


10 September 2020 – 10 September 2020

Further information

Contact: Naomi Kinnard

 (022) 1885 445