Growing Words®

For Early Childhood Educators

Growing Words® Workshop

An Australian Professional Learning Experience for Early Childhood Educators to help children communicate with confidence so that they are ready for school.

  • Set up interactions for success in communication
  • Foster a sense of belonging for children who find social participation difficult because of communication difficulties
  • Use evidence-based techniques that strengthen pre-literacy success
  • Reduce frustration levels of children who find it difficult to be understood

Growing Words® Package - 7 modules​

An Australian Professional Learning Experience for Early Childhood Educators to help children communicate with confidence so that they are ready for school.

  • Set up interactions for success in communication
  • Foster a sense of belonging for children who find social participation difficult because of communication difficulties
  • Use evidence-based techniques that strengthen pre-literacy success
  • Reduce frustration levels of children who find it difficult to be understood

Speech Sounds

  • Learn how to support all children's speech sound development
  • Use simple ways to show and tell how to make speech sounds
  • Easy-to-implement techniques speech therapists use to teach children sounds
  • Add more opportunities for children's speech development into your day without any extra prep!

Learning to Listen & Understand

  • Understand hearing health and its connection to communication
  • Learn how to speak so children listen
  • The not-so-secret way to help children follow directions

Literacy Groundwork

  • Fresh inspiration for pre-literacy skills that set children up for success in the classroom
  • Culturally responsive ways of introducing literacy that bridges home and school languages
  • Quick, simple and evidence based activities you can implement in seconds

Telling My Story

  • Know why oral storytelling is vital for literacy success at school
  • Using stories to build connection with self, others, community and culture
  • Supporting culturally sensitive ways of storytelling
  • You'll find a framework for story time in your classroom

Putting Ideas and Thoughts into Words

  • No prep, evidence-based strategies to improve expressive skills
  • Ideas to help children talk with small and large groups
  • Culturally safe, responsive and inclusive methods to support language development

Stringing Sentences Together

  • Know why some children sound 'younger' when they speak
  • How to keep the conversation going when sentences seem all jumbled up
  • 5 steps to stringing sentences together you can use anytime, anywhere with your kindy students
  • Setting up situations for sentence-making success

Vocabulary

  • Understand the link between a child's vocabulary and learning to read and write
  • Simple ways to increase children's vocabulary in activities you are already doing at kindy
  • Free learning plan and ready-to-go practical activities

Hearing Health

A 4-part online course that provides information on hearing health and its impact on communication development in early childhood education.

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Online

Monday 20th of February 2023

9am-3pm AEST

Friday 4th of August 2023

9am-3pm AEST

In Person

Brisbane City – venue TBC

Friday 5th of May

9am-3pm AEST

Brisbane City – venue TBC

Monday 4th of September

9am-3pm AEST

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