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Sound Walls for Aotearoa Webinar

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About Course

You will learn about the WHAT,  WHY & HOW of Sound Walls:

▸  Discover the speech sounds of New Zealand English (there are more than 26!!) & Te Reo Māori

▸  Learn how to build and use a Sound Wall in your classroom to enhance your explicit teaching of phonemic awareness, reading, and spelling.

Whether you’ve purchased this resource or want to DIY and create your own, this short course will get you started.

Printable handouts are included to support your learning.

You will access this recorded professional development session via the Learning Area once you’ve been through the checkout process. Once enrolled,  you will have three months access to the course materials. You are welcome to access this learning as a team – just purchase once and watch it together over a few staff meetings.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Introduction: What ARE Sound Walls?
  • Become familiar with research that directly applies to our classroom teaching of reading & writing.
  • What do we need to know as educators? What should we teach our learners?
  • How to build your Sound Wall
  • How to use a Sound Wall as an effective teaching & learning tool.

Course Content

Download and print the handouts ready to participate during the webinar.

  • Handouts to print

Webinar recording

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3 years ago
I've heard about sound walls but have never used them. I'm excited to go and build my own. Especially for special needs kids its great for them to have the facial visuals. Thanks for creating all these awesome materials!
3 years ago
A very informative and interesting course to support teachers to utilise sound walls in their practse. I really enjoyed the course!
3 years ago
I really enjoyed this and learnt so much. My greatest piece of learning was around the myth busters and the how to implement this teaching into my classroom space. Ngā mihi Emma
3 years ago
Thank you for this amazing learning opportunity Emma. This webinar was well paced, extremely informative and will change my literacy practice with the students I work with. As a TA I am looking forward to making a travelling sound wall to use as I move between learners.