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Coaching to Support the Use of a PLA’s Big 5 for All Skills
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: National Training or Event

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The Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a comprehensive, systemic, and research-based way for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure optimal language and literacy services for children who speak English, and for children who are dual language learners (DLLs). Effective practices that support children's language and communication development make up the Big 5 For ALL section of the PLA. It includes the key elements of early language and literacy development children need to succeed in school.

Join this webinar to explore how coaches can support education staff as they use the Big 5 for ALL language and literacy strategies in their work with children ages birth to 5 and their families. Learn about effective practices education staff can use to support children's language and communication development. Find out how coaches can help education staff use these practices in their interactions with children. Also, discover Joan Talks About the Big 5, a series of resources on how to use the Big 5 for ALL in professional development.

Topics for the webinar include:

Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing

    • Background Knowledge
    • Book Knowledge and Print Concepts
    • Oral Language and Vocabulary
    • Phonological Awareness
  • Coaching strategies to help education staff practice and use the Big 5 for ALL in their interactions with children
  • Connections to the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment

Target Audience

  • Program leaders and coaches in:
    • Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start
    • Childcare programs, including center-based, family childcare, and public pre-K
    • Home visiting programs
  • Early childhood specialists and regional T/TA staff
  • Early childhood education staff responsible for children’s language and literacy development

Contact: NCECDTL at [email protected] or (toll-free) 844-261-3752