Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.
Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media, Children engage with a range of texts and get meaning from these texts, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
Teacher Talk is a flexible series of up to three one-day workshops that provide educators with the core strategies from the Learning Language and Loving It program. Educators will learn to create rich and stimulating language-learning environments for children.
The training can be delivered by a Hanen-certified early childhood educator or speech pathologist. Facilitators trained in the 'Learning Language and Loving It' program are also able to conduct the 'Teacher Talk Traning Series'.
Target population: early childhood educators who work with preschool-aged children.
Staffing: educators will be required to attend up to three full-day workshops. Services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
Training requirements: this program has three different components:
- Teacher Talk™ Training A: Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings
- Teacher Talk™ Training B: Let Language Lead the Way to Literacy
- Teacher Talk™ Training C: Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings.
Educators can participate in one or all of these.
Factors to consider: the Teacher Talk series draws on the core principles of 'Learning Language and Loving It'. Certified 'Learning Language and Loving It' facilitators are able to conduct the 'Teacher Talk Series'.
Consider how staff may be able to share the practice knowledge they obtain from this resource with others at the service. This will ensure that improved approaches to practice or innovative ideas can be implemented across the service as a whole.