Network meetings

May 2017: Early Language Inside Out

This meeting saw four presentations full of cross-sector ideas & initiatives around early oral language

Minutes are available for download here

November 2016: Promoting talking & reading this summer

This newsletter is full of great ideas to get conversation flowing within families this summer. 

There were presentations from Auckland Libraries & The Storytime Foundation 

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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. 

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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

Download Brainwave presentation about brain development

Download Emma Quigan's presentation on Quality improvement

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

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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. 

Download meeting minutes                            Download presentation

October 2015 - Network Reflection and Resources development

This meeting was focused on Reflecting on the role of the network and developing "Talking Tools": resources to facilitate intentionally juicy interactions with babies and small children

Download Network reflections                                      Download Talking tools

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





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