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Empowering Early Years CPD Twlilight workshop: Enabling Gross Motor Physical Development to support early reading, literacy and writing skills


Empowering Early Years CPD Twlilight workshop: Enabling Gross Motor Physical Development to support early reading, literacy and writing skills

Empowering Early Years' CPD Twlilight workshop:
WEDNESDAY 6th June 2018. 6pm-8pm
'Enabling Gross Motor Physical Development to support early reading, emergent literacy and developing writing skills'
Led by experienced Early Years Teacher Hannah O’Donnell, this Twilight 2hr Early Years CPD workshop for all those working with children under 5, looks at the importance of supporting and developing gross motor physical skills in young children (0-5 years) within settings and schools through enhanced child-led play provision, specific play-based interventions and reflexive practice based on the unique child, in order to improve outcomes in early writing development and emergent literacy.
This workshop has previously been successfully run at Chudleigh School and also Willand Preschool and is a twilight session to allow attendance for all interested Early Years practitioners, students and teachers OOH (as demands for time are great during the working day!),  wishing to address their own CPD in a cost effective way.
It incorporates practical explanation and understanding of recent scientific and educational research into the conclusive postive impact of gross motor physical development in the early years. Significantly, upon effective cognitive skills, (Wassenberg et al, 2005, Gottwald et al, 2016), physical skills,(Veldman et al, 2016), and emotional development as well as later achievement (Stoeger et al, 2013). Most specifically on this course, it will focus on the positive relationship between developing effective Gross Motor Physical skills and greater achievement in the core areas of literacy (Kibbe et al, 2011) and mathematics (Pitchford et al, 2016).
In addition,  the workshop will focus on easy, cost-effective ideas for differentiating physical skill-based continuous provision areas and child-led play practice, in order to provide a solid foundation upon which to improve outcomes for all young children in these major areas of learning and development - literacy and writing.
Course Synopsis: What will Early Years practitioners, teachers & those working with 0-5 age group get out of this workshop?

A greater understanding of neurological - cognitive- physical development (healthy brains) in young children as they uniquely grow, through simple explanation of the processes used in reading and writing, which link to the cognitive and emotional learning and life skills processes necessary for then achieving their potential and thriving.
An in-depth look at the key Gross Motor skills necessary for healthy development, which  allow for reading readiness  (tracking, de-coding, sitting with a book etc), the beginnings of emergent literacy (visual skills, hand eye co-ordination, hearing and enjoyment of songs, rhythm, written letters/words etc)  and early writing and mark making skills (pen grip, strength, balance and rotation in the arm/ shoulder/ wrist etc) within early education.
Key GM skills analysis and understandng of how to enable these to develop - Bilateral integration, crossing the midline, core strength, rotation, proprioception and balance.
A practical understanding of how core play and sensory provision, in the absence of an adult (as well as adult led interventions and overall pedagogy) can facilitate and differentiate for the development of key gross motor physical skills necessary for beginning reading and early writing.
Some cost effective ideas for developing play provision and supporting interventions which enable children to develop these key skills, as well as lots of information to take away and support planning/ ideas for engagement and enhancements, as well as supporting parents with key knowledge about the benefits of GM skills in play to support reading and writing.
An understanding of factors negatively affecting this healthy gross motor development (leading to poor development of key skills in literacy and early writing), such as low-risk environments, use of technology, poor attachments, lack of outdoor play/free play, poor attachments, trauma and disruptions in sensory processing, as well as a basic understanding of the impact of retained primitive reflexes.
An overall, empowered understanding of how to assist the unique child within the core provision set up, as well as through interventions and ongoing reflective practice, based on research-led findings.
Full workshop notes, plus electronic copies will be given to attendees for their personal use, as well as key references and suggested reading based on the workshop and a CPD certificate of completion.

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Some previous EEY GM Skills 2018 Workshop Feedback from delegates - including Teachers, SENDCo's, Managers, Practitioners, Childminders and Nursery Staff.

'Found it very interesting, I wish it was not so fast - enjoyed it!'
'Good to have training at a higher level.'
It was just right - short enough to inspire you to do your own research and get excited about trying something new!'
It is a short but very informative event, it made me want to learn more!'
'Underpins what we do and the reasoning behind it.'
'It exceeded expectation as it was very informative and there were really useful handouts which suggested further reading and research.'
'I would recommend it as colleagues do not always appreciate the importance of play to learning.'
'Very enthusiastic and lots of really useful information!'
'Very enjoyable and thought-provoking, a desire to learn more.'
'I would recommend it - to be able to think outside of the box and as a reminder that play is best.'
'Great information to give to parents - so they dont push writing too early!'

'Workshop exceeded expectation and linked to Early Years Teacher Training study’

'Clearly explained facts and interesting provision.

(The course )‘Exceeded expectation - loads of fantastic ideas presented in an interesting way.’

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
For Student tickets purchased at discounted price - a valid NUS card must be shown on the day of the event. Tickets are not required for registration in the day - but if a colleague is coming in your place, please let the organisers know asap in advance of the day where possible.
ALL payments (uncluding Cheques and BACS payments) MUST be received prior to the event start date.
Payment can be made online by card OR requested for cheque/ BACS payment (please tick the 'pay by cheque option') and email the organisers at ZW1wb3dlcmluZ2Vhcmx5eWVhcnMgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== to request your invoice for payment once you have registered for the event online.
Where payment is made for a GROUP BOOKING DISCOUNT (5 delegates for the price or 4) - please notify the organiser of the additional name - as the system won't record this automatically.
Student discount tickets purchsed must be supported by a valid student card - shown to the organiser on the day.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Event Kindly Hosted by: Honiton Primary School, Clapper Lane, Honiton, EX14 1QF.
The school is situated down Clapper lane (a narrow lane with passing places) off Honiton High street.
Honiton is situated approximately 15 mins from Exeter and the M5 Junction 29 or 15 mins from Cullompton and the M5 J28/ North Devon Link Road.
Parking: Free Parking is available on the school site.
Additional requirements:
Please advise the organiser in advance of any additional needs or requirements, so that we can try and accommodate these where possible
These will be included as part of the course. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact via email: ZW1wb3dlcmluZ2Vhcmx5eWVhcnMgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
What's the refund policy?
Refunds cannot be given.
However, should the event cease to go ahead due to unforeseen circumstances, all attendees will be contacted via the contact details given and tickets will be refunded to the purchaser, or an alternative workshop date offered (whichever is the preferred option).
Should you be unable to attend - please notify the organiser, however ALL tickets are generally non-refundable.
A replacement attendee is welcome to attend in your place if you are unable to attend on the day - please notify the organiser of their name prior to the event start.
Alternative workshop dates will be offered only in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the event organisers and on an individually considered basis.
Data Protection:
CPD certificates will only be sent to those who provide a valid Email address on the day. These email addresses shall only be used for the purpose of sending out post course materials and will not be used for the receipt of promotional materials, unless specified by the delegate.
For all other queries please contact us at ZW1wb3dlcmluZ2Vhcmx5eWVhcnMgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you on our training!

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