Teacher Aide workshops

We offer workshops for Teacher Aides who are supporting learners in literacy and/or with developing proficiency in English. Our workshops can be tailored to each school context but normally consist of three half day workshops covering the following content:

Workshop 1: (Oral Language)

  • The importance of building oral language competence
  • Practical strategies for developing oral language skills
  • An understanding of expectations for oral language at various year levels.
  • How to use Deliberate Acts of Teaching to develop oral competence

Workshop 2: (Reading)

  • How to use questioning effectively when working with individual children or reading groups
  • Understanding the behaviours and strategies that lead to becoming effective readers.
  • Effective prompts when working with struggling readers.

Workshops 3: (Writing)

  • Strategies for scaffolding writing.
  • Understanding the behaviours and strategies that lead to becoming effective writers.

Planned Outcomes for Teacher Aides:

  • Literacy support for targeted students will be improved through improved teacher aide understanding and practice.
  • Teacher aides will have a wider range of strategies to utilise when working with students who need additional support with developing literacy
  • Teacher aides will have increased capability to interact with students in a way that maximises learning opportunities.

The outcomes will be achieved through:

A series of three half day workshops with tasks for teacher aides to complete  between the workshops.

Cost: $450 + GST for each teacher aide.