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Words Matter: Oral Language & Communication in the K-2 Classroom

Course Dates for Term 2, 3 & 4 2022 have been announced below:

Term 2: Live online May 18 | June 1 | 15 plus 2 self paced online modules → Registrations Open April 6  

Term 3: Live online August 3 | 17 | 31 plus 2 self paced online modules → Registrations Open June 22

Term 4: Live online October 19 | November 2 | 16 plus 2 self paced online modules → Registrations Open September 7

Completing Words Matter: Oral Language & Communication in the K-2 Classroom will contribute 7 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This practical online course has been written for Mainstream Classroom Teachers in NSW who are embarking on the transition to the new NSW K-2 English Syllabus in 2023. Teachers from other states, Speech Pathologists and others are welcome to attend, however the content will be specific to the new requirements in the NSW Syllabus that is due for Mandatory classroom implementation in Term 1 2023.

Accreditation from NESA for teachers in NSW has been granted for those attending the course in the new Hybrid Model Format. This means that Sessions 1, 3 & 5 will run live on the dates advised below. Sessions 2 & 4 will be completed as online modules with pre recorded videos and a series of small tasks to meet the requirements of NESA accreditation.

There are very significant changes in the new NSW K-2 English Syllabus with the new Oral Language and Communication outcomes and content being one of the biggest changes. For school leaders and early adopter schools, starting familiarisation with the new content is essential. It is for this reason that this course is being offered now.

What is covered?

Session 1:

What is new in the Oral Language & Communication Outcomes [K-2 NSW English Syllabus].

A Focus on Whole Class Tier 1 Instruction

This is a LIVE Session via zoom with opportunities for a Live Q & A Session.

Session 2:

Exploring how Typical Development aligns to the Oral Language & Communication Outcomes along with Classroom Application of Resources & Ideas [FOCUS – Listening for Understanding]

This is an ONLINE MODULE . Participants will have TWO [2] weeks to complete the module. It will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Session 3:

Exploring how Typical Development aligns to the Oral Language & Communication Outcomes along with Classroom Application of Resources & Ideas

[FOCUS – Social & Learning Interactions + Understanding & Using Grammar when Interacting]

This is a LIVE Session via zoom with opportunities for a Live Q & A Session.

Session 4:

Exploring how Typical Development aligns to the Oral Language & Communication Outcomes along with Classroom Application of Resources & Ideas [FOCUS -Oral Narrative]

This is an ONLINE MODULE . Participants will have TWO [2] weeks to complete the module. It will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Session 5

Exploring Programming, Assessment & Progress Monitoring for the Oral Language & Communication Outcomes in the NSW K-2 English Syllabus

This is a LIVE Session via zoom with opportunities for a Live Q & A Session. It will be held Wednesday March 30 from 7:30 – 9 pm AEDT

Details:

When:

Session 1, 3 & 5 Wednesday Evening 7:30 – 9pm AEST / AEDT [Sydney Time]

Term 2: Live online Session 1 May 18 | Session 3 June 1 | Session 5 June 15

  • 2 self paced online modules

Term 3: Live online Session 1 August 3 | Session 3 August17 | Session 5 August 31

  • 2 self paced online modules

Term 4: Live online Session 1 October 19 | Session 3 November 2 | Session 3 November 16

  • 2 self paced online modules

Session 2 & 4 Online Module – 2 Weeks to Complete [duration 90 minutes]

Will it be recorded? – YES –

  • However if you require NESA Accreditation you must attend Session 1, 3 and 5 Live

How long do I have to watch the recordings?

  • 12 Weeks from the first live session of the course

How is it delivered:

  • Session 1, 3, & 5 Live via Zoom + Session 2 & 4 self paced online modules.

FAQs

Can I pay by invoice?

Can I register multiple staff members from our workplace & is there a discount

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