Engaging Conversations Workshop - Taihape/Waimarino and Thames

Professional development (PD) Waikato, Gisborne, Manawatu/Whanganui

Posted: 11 May 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAKaC

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.

Taihape/Waimarino workshop details

Date: Monday 31 May 2021 – 3.45–5.45pm
Venue: Waiouru School, Ruapehu Road, Waiouru

Gisborne workshop details

Date: Monday 14 June 2021 – 3.45–5.45pm
Venue: Te Hapara Primary School, 31 Mill Road, Te Hapara, Gisborne

Thames workshop details

Date: Monday 21 June 2021 – 3.45–5.45pm
Venue: Moanataiari School, 101 Kuranui Street, Thames

Events summary


31 May 2021 – 31 May 2021


21 June 2021 – 21 June 2021


14 June 2021 – 14 June 2021

Further information

Contact: Naomi Kinnard

 (022) 188 5445