Course Overview and Participants
The Language Leadership Schools Network (LLSN) is for language leaders who have previously been trained in the Language Leaderships Schools Series or Language Leadership Schools Network.
The course will further enhance participants’ knowledge of oral language and the foundations of literacy instruction, Kindergarten to Year 2, and intervention approaches for students with language difficulties across the primary school years. It will also continue supporting participants to function as Language Leaders in their schools enabling them to build the capacity of other staff. The LLSN provides opportunities for networking and peer learning. Participants attending the course must work within either the North East Metro or Wheatbelt Education District.
The LLSN consists of 4 Connection Days (3 days compulsory, an extra day optional) for Language Leaders, and 3 additional professional learning sessions of their choice which can be used by the leader or anyone in thier staff.
The Connection Days
The Connection Days are comprehensive professional learning and networking days. These include updates on research and program development as well as new content from a range of sources. Guest speakers from education department and community based services for school age children will present on a range of topics related to language and literacy instruction, child development, and research. Connection Days will include regular opportunities for sharing and networking between participants and delegates. NEMLDC classroom and video observations will also be included across the series.
Additional Professional Learning
Enrollment in the LLSN entitles participants (or other staff members at their schools) access to 3 additional professional learning sessions across the year. Participants can select their own sessions from the NEMLDC PD Calendar, based on interest and school priorities.