February 2019: Early Learning Strategic Plan consultation
The network meeting looked at the Early Learning Strategic Plan, from the point of view of early language. The Ministry of Education's Auckland deputy director Tania Harvey gave a brief overview of the plan. Then 28 Talking Matters Network members worked through the goals and major recommendations.
These contributions went into the Talking Matters submission on the Plan.
November 2018: Building resiliency through games
Two presentations about ENGAGE - Self-Regulation Intervention for Improved Life-Course Outcomes, an Aotearoa-grown game-based programme that teaches socio-emotional skills to children in ECE centres.
WATCH: Jimmy McLauchlan talks about the Methodist Mission Southern's trial of ENGAGE in Dunedin. And Anne Denham and Suzie Harris from the Auckland Kindergarten Association present an ENGAGE case study.
September 2018: Talking About Feelings
Discussion: How are providers and services promoting talking about feelings?
University of Auckland's Marie Clay Research Centre, research: Kirsten Sharman - Singing as a way of promoting language development. Amanda White - Talking matters but who is listening? Story-time interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers in a diverse community.
June 2018: SKIP and the Parenting Resource
Homegrown: How SKIP materials and the online Parenting Resource can help build the capability of whānau and services to focus on early talk
March 2018: The Power of Singing
The power of singing - Rachel Ballentyne, Mainly Music
How parent coaches in Tāmaki are encouraging families to increase back and forth talk with their children. - Emma Quigan, Talking Matters
May 2017: Early Language Inside Out
Experiences from Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education - Emma Quigan (Talking Matters) and Suzie Harris (Auckland Kindergarten Association)
Extending their language - expanding their world: Helen Crosswell and Maria Huni, Education Review Office
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: 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