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School Programs

School Literacy Improvement Program

Program One Parent Partnerships

Clear Pathways for Kid’s Learning: Reading and Writing

Training:

• Teacher Training – X hours
• Teacher Aide Training – X hours
• Parent Training Program – X hours

Reading    Writing

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Benefits:

  • Students
    • Learning made easy and fun
    • Daily 1:1 reading practice with trained reading mentor (parent)
    • Orchestrated reading and writing strategies
    • Fluent reading and writing of high frequency words and text
    • Consistent strategy development at home and school
    • Accelerated learning through demonstrated researched practices
  • Teacher
    • Understanding of parent proficiency in assisting student learning
    • Parent support service i.e. support a reader
    • Reading and writing strategy development and consolidation
    • Improved substantive partnership parent/teacher relationships
  • Teacher Aide
    • Development of effective and current reading and writing strategies
    • Consistent delivery or reading and writing strategies by all participants
    • Improved joint understandings of reading and writing teacher/teacher aide
    • Competent and effective delivery of 1:1 or small group literacy instruction
  • Parents
    • Joint understandings of expectations and delivery of reading and writing strategies between home and school.
    • Confidence in parent ability to effectively support their children’s learning
    • Encouraging student participation and risk taking
    • Long term relationship building with student and parent aligned with school expectations in reading and writing.
    • Excitement about the accelerated learning of their children in reading and writing
    • Ability to participate effectively in support a reader programs
    • Available as tele-seminar in 2008.

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Program Two Mentor a Reader Program

Active Education Mentor a Reader Program

Parents (Mentor a reader)/Peers (Mentor a buddy) – X hours
Teacher Aide (Rich Book Introduction program)– X hours

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Training

• Extra 1hour training for those delivering the program

(NB. Teacher Aide training in Running Records available on request approx 2hrs training)

Benefits

    • Consistent and supported reading and writing strategy delivery
    • Learning research based information in a fun and easy manner
    • Specific guidelines and steps to delivery of the program
    • Modeled delivery of program components
    • Constructive and supported guidance by consultant
    • Graphed statistical data of student improvements (Teacher Aides)
    • Networking with parents and teacher for improved outcomes and skill development
    • Networking of parent to parent via observations of other parents working
    • 1:1 mentored reading program
    • Rich book introduction procedures and supported mentored reading
    • Peer support development with buddy reader program
    • Individual instruction by a trained reading mentor

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Additional Programs

Oral Literacy Program “Hidden Language of Stories”
By Alex Culley

Training

• Teachers
• Teachers Aides
• Overview approx 2hrs

Benefits

    • Oral literacy program which can be used to develop understandings of story construction and development
    • Written and tested by experienced Speech Pathologist in NT Education pilot scheme.
    • Develops children’s understanding of characters, actions, structure, connectors, speaking, sequencing, problems and solutions, description of location, appearance and emotions and responses
    • Simple fun activities combined with resources kit includes video, photos, activity book
    • Whole class or small group intervention groups

Brain Gym (Paul Dennison),
Primitive and Postural Reflexes Program (Brendan O’Hara)
Fingergym (Gayle Brooke, Amy Wagenfield, Cathy Thompson)

• Teacher Training
• Teacher Aide Training
• Parent Training Program

Training

Set-up and consolidation 2 hours (Fingergym kit developed by school)
Training of staff would take approximately 6weeks x 1hr per week.
Training Programs available externally    or facilitated by John Wakeford (see Products)

 


Benefits

    • Improved and joint understandings of the importance of learning and the brain integration
    • Observation and identification of gross motor and brain integration difficulties for further intervention
    • Whole school sensory-motor program with simple fun activities
    • Researched programs shown to be effective in improving children’s learning abilities
    • Fine motor development to support tracking, finger strength for reading/writing

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