Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to Tiakina te Kōrero for kaiako
Tiakina te Kōrero for kaiako is Talking Matters' foundational learning pathway designed to support knowledge sharing in the early childhood education space. The content is organized in six modules around key aspects of a language environment that we aim to enrich alongside kaiako. Some of the knowledge that we share here may be new, whereas some may be a refresher. Kei te pai! As a kaiako, you get to decide what's relevant for you. The ultimate goal is to get on the same page as a team to create language rich environments for all tamariki in your service.
Intro to Tiakina te Kōrero
Overview about the Talking Matters kaupapa and the knowledge shared in the modules.
Meet the team
Get to know Talking Matters' Community activators a bit better
We recommend you watch these modules first, as they set a foundation for our mahi towards enriching language environments for tamariki
A communication profile enables you to think holistically about how tamariki communicate. Instead of "classifying" tamariki into types or categories, we suggest putting the child at the centre when you think about communication.
Focused learning about key areas of the language environment that can be improved so they become drivers of rich early language.
5. Physical environments
Physical environments matter for how we interact. They can be intentionally set up to create opportunities and provide context for early communication and language.
This module is about making "team tamaiti" stronger. That means kaiako, whānau and the community working together to create language rich environments where tamariki can access and participate in responsive interactions.
We appreciate your feedback
These modules are being trialed across the motu and will be improved based on the feedback we get from kaiako that use them. Please share your comments and suggestions through this quick survey. Your feedback is gold.