September 2016: Celebrating funding and mapping the field
This meeting was a celebration of the Seed-funding obtained from the Next Foundation and a collective reflection on the landscape of actions and initiatives around EOL.
July 2016 - Presentations on brain development and on Quality improvement
This meeting offered an opportunity to share two presentations on brain development and Talk, and Quality Improvement methodology applied to talk, respectively
April 2016- Setting the scene: What we know and what we need
In this meeting the network got together for some collective thinking around early oral language:
- What we know
- It’s everyone’s business
- The importance of culture and bilingual education.
- Resources/actions needed
February 2016: How can the TMEF focus on Early language?
TMEF stands for Tāmaki Makaurau Education Forum, and it brings industry experts and community leaders from kōhanga to tertiary level together to synchronise the direction of Te Reo, its place in education and how we can collectively develop a dynamic approach to support strong language strategies. The meeting focused on finding strategies for the TMEF to focus on early language.
April 2015- Early oral language and school readiness meeting
Key discussion/presentation items:
- What your organisation has done about early oral language since last meeting
- Early oral language definitions paper
- Winston Churchill – Fellowship presentation (Alison Sutton)
- Self review process – discussion led by MOE (Maryanne O’Hare, Kay Tracey
MOE session: What makes a good communicator? Download full notes