CPD Booster – Learning to Read
Learning to Read is one of my CPD Booster sessions – these shorter sessions are designed to offer you some quick inspiration or targeted support in specific areas of your practice.
How you can use this session
Rather than the setting-wide development programmes of some of my other courses, these CPD Boosters can be purchased for a smaller number of targeted staff with a particular interest in the area it covers or a job title that would make it specifically relevant to them.
You may have a parents evening coming up where this will be your area of focus, some issues within the nursery that you need some quick guidance in or its simply time for appraisals and you need to plug those gaps!
In this session then we will be looking at Learning to Read. And getting to know the difference you can make in the early years to children’s later ability – and enjoyment of – this really tricky skill.
Looking at letters in ways that mean something to young children
We will be looking at reading – not simply as a process of decoding symbols on a page, but as an enriching process of communication that opens up children’s minds and imagination to fantastical places, that offers them every source of information and inspires them in endless ways.
We will be challenging some common practices around early introductions to reading and addressing some of the concerns your parents may be having.
While at the same time, acknowledging and celebrating the huge difference that you can have on children’s approach to their reading – from their earliest experiences with you.
More than simply a set of recommended activities to follow
We will look at supporting key developments throughout their whole body that will support their later reading, and the steps you can take to foster the motivation and interest they will need to ever master it.
And of course, lots of support in delivering this throughout your setting.
Getting to know the standards and the benefits of MyCPD
Underpinned by the DfE Professional Development Standards, each session is structured to offer you the knowledge, understanding and support you need to re-examine your practice with confidence. With activities for you to work through, and questions to challenge your current thinking, it will help you to reflect. As you work through the sessions and participate in discussions in the Community Groups you will come to realise the practices you need to celebrate – and gain the help you need to challenge others.