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Extending Literacy in Play - Noticing, Recognising and Responding

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By Dr. Sarah Aiono

Learn how to identify literacy and language development in play, and how to plan a response to extend that learning - using Learning Stories as your thinking, planning and collaboration tool.

As a teacher, there are countless opportunities to extend language and literacy development in play. But it takes careful observation.

The Learning Stories process creates a powerful structure for identifying and reflecting on next steps - and communicating this in a way that will resonate with parents and keeping the momentum going at home.

Dr. Aiono provides ideas on how to intentionally respond to and enrich children’s literacy development as they play.

Certificate available at completion by signing into Learning Story Academy.

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  • Guest speaker
    Dr. Sarah Aiono Consultant @ Longworth

    I am passionate about helping teachers implement evidence-based play pedagogy with fidelity in their everyday classroom practice. I have extensive experience as a classroom teacher, teaching students from all year levels, and those particularly with challenging behaviour and learning needs. Now, I work to mentor and facilitate teacher professional learning as an MoE accredited PD facilitator and Massey University post-graduate course advisor. In addition, I host the popular podcast series Play Conversations on Spotify. I have delivered a number of keynote presentations at education events nationally and internationally. As co-director and CEO of Longworth Education, I support schools to implement evidence-based play pedagogy, and specifically focus on ensuring effective teaching practice within primary school play-based learning environments.


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