The fifth Highland success from What Scotland Learned 100 stories of lockdown and What Scotland Learned is –
The ‘Words Up Wednesday’ sessions which were hosted by members of the Speech and Language Therapy Team and advertised and supported by the EYESO Team.
Sharon Smith shares “We created videos of the 6 ‘Words Up: Early’ key messages that practitioners could watch before each session which lasted 45 minutes. During the online sessions, practitioners were encouraged to reflect on the ‘Words Up: Early’ key message and consider their practice and setting. They had the opportunity to ask questions and listen to discussions where the focus was on sharing and finding solutions.”
These sessions attracted EYPs, EYESO, Teachers, PSAs and AHPs across Highland. Feedback shows that practitioners were using the online resources and their increased confidence to share the key messages around interaction with parents of the children in the setting. “Please pass on my thanks to all the Speech and Language team for the excellent training that they have prepared these last 6 weeks, it has been excellent and I have shared all the you tube video clips weekly for our parents on the nursery class dojo page”.
You can read the full story at Sharon Smith and Early Years Education Support Officers Team, Highland
Thanks to all those of you who joined any of the Words Up Wednesday sessions for contributing to their success!
If you missed them and would like to develop the quality of your interactions with children you can access each of the key message videos below –
Words Up Key Message Video – Play and Talk Together
Words Up Key Message Video – Be Careful with Questions
Words Up Key Message Video – Quiet Time to Talk
Words Up Key Message Video – Face to Face
Words Up Key Message Video – Pause and Wait
Words Up Key Message examples for reflection
You can find recordings of two of the Word’s Up Wednesday sessions on the Highland Schools Digital Hub by clicking here
You can find the full Words Up Level 1 training recording at Words Up Early (Level 1) Training Video to support the development of adult/child interaction