Oral Language: Flipping Pratice and Current Norms

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 19 November 2021
Notice reference #: 1HARP0

"How are we equipping our tauira with the oral language skills to be successful in achievement and building relationships while leveraging their culture, language and identity?"

Alana Madgwick and Del Costello pull together their collective knowledge to provide 2 interactive online workshops. As educators, we all understand the importance of reo-o-waha (oral language), but what are we doing to provide explicit, engaging and relevant opportunities in our classrooms?

Employers are expecting school graduates to be confident, articulate problem solvers who can participate effectively in teams. We can not leave oral language development to chance for our rangatahi.

In workshop 1, Alana and Del will discuss the importance of creating space for the explicit teaching of oral language skills across sectors and unpack ideas about how leaders and teachers can develop and embed systems that provide equitable access to oral language progress.

In workshop 2, participants will reflect on their practice and pull on the group's collective expertise to develop explicit acts of teaching across the curriculum.

These 2 workshops will be online and interactive.

Del Costello is the director and consultant at Coactive Education Consultancy.

Alana Madgwick is the director and consultant at Educatalysts Ltd.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

07 March 2022 – 21 March 2022

Further information

Contact: Alana Madgwick

 (022) 313 7220