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Inspirational Literacy Training by Bob Cox

A ‘greater depth’ literacy focus

‘Opening the Doors to Excellence.’

 

February 28th 2019 at 1pm

Ad Astra, Hub 1, Queens Meadow, Hartlepool

The opening doors strategies support a richer, deeper English curriculum for all learners. This training is relevant to Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. The opening the doors to excellence approach, provides opportunities for achievement at greater depth which is built into the planning and expectations.

How can this move be made towards a curriculum which promotes excellence for all?

Introduction: Why and how a school can develop more pupils to reach a higher standard? What are the key principles for an excellence culture?

From picture books to famous literature: strategies for a richer diet of thinking, speaking, reading and writing.

Key principles for developing a richer writing curriculum: quality text to quality writing journeys; access; planning for concepts. An exploration of many specific ideas and techniques in the opening doors toolkit of approaches which emphasise flexibility and creativity.

Application: Bob will explain a full case study and include examples of pupils’ writing from across the UK inspired by great writers. There will be a chance for delegates to apply the ideas from the session to map out ways of devising quality text to quality writing journeys.

Key outcomes from the session will be:

More understanding of how greater depth standards emerge from a whole curriculum of excellence for all

Key principles for going deeper

Specific strategies for including and inspiring able learners and growing more of them!

Limited places are available. Please contact kay.peterson@adastraacademytrust.com by Fri 8th Feb to book your place.

£75 per school for up to 3 delegates.

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AD ASTRA ACADEMY TRUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

 

HUB ONE, INNOVATION CENTRE, HARTLEPOOL TS25 5TG

 

WORD AWARE EYFS: Teaching Vocabulary in the early years.

 

Word Aware 2 is specifically for Early Years, and promotes vocabulary in a structured but flexible way that ensures everyone has a role to play, including parents.

 

Vocabulary is important the world over. The new curriculum specifically highlights the importance of vocabulary. Vocabulary is important from Early Years right through to secondary schooling as a result of the vast explosion of topic specific information.

 

Spoken vocabulary at 5 years impacts on reading comprehension at 15 years of age (Cunningham and Stanovich, 1997). Vocabulary relates to reading comprehension, but impacts equally on curriculum areas that require specific word knowledge such as mathematics and science.  Yet children from the poorest 20% are already a year behind with spoken vocabulary by 5 years of age (Roulstone, Law et al 2010). Without support these children fall further and further behind.

 

Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the resource is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Developmental Language Disorder, Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language, but it will extend the word learning of all students. This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy classroom practitioners to develop both spoken and written vocabulary. Course participants will have resources and ideas to apply immediately.

 

This course will be led by the nationally accredited trainers Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan, experienced Speech and Language therapists from Thinking Talking.

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 9am – 4pm

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AD ASTRA ACADEMY TRUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT

 

    HUB ONE, INNOVATION CENTRE, HARTLEPOOL TS25 5TG

 

WORD AWARE: Teaching Vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum

 

Well-developed vocabulary is required to:

*Understand concepts in subjects such as maths and science

*Develop reading comprehension

*Write expressively

*Succeed academically and in life

 

The new National Curriculum states: ‘Pupils’ acquisition and command of vocabulary are key to their learning and progress across the whole curriculum. Teachers should therefore develop vocabulary actively, building systematically on pupils’ current knowledge.’ This course guides participants through that systematic approach.

 

Spoken vocabulary at age 5 impacts on reading comprehension at 15 years of age. Yet children from the poorest 20% are already a year behind with spoken vocabulary by 5. There are many children in our classrooms who need support.  Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. Focused on whole class learning, the approach is of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with Special Educational Needs and those who speak English as an additional language.

 

This approach is full of practical and inspiring ideas that can be easily applied by busy classroom practitioners to develop both spoken and written vocabulary. Course participants will have resources and ideas to apply immediately.

 

This course will be led by the nationally accredited trainers Stephen Parsons & Anna Branagan, experienced Speech and Language therapists from Thinking Talking.

Date: Monday 22nd January 9am – 4pm

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