2017 Conference ‘Let’s Talk About It’

19th – 20th May, 2017 – Pan Pacific Hotel, Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA

For the full conference brochure see EYES 2017 Registration Brochure and for registration see https://www.secureregistrations.com/2017EYESCONFERENCE/

FOR ANY ENQUIRIES CONTACT

Ralph at Events WA:
(p) 08 6142 1042 (m) 0412 464 371 (f) 08 9272 42628    (e) ralph@eventswa.com.au (a) PO BOX 414 Greenwood 6924

 

Welcome to our new-look EYES Conference!

We have responded to your requests for an increased number of concurrent sessions, more opportunity to network, and attendance flexibility.

The theme of the conference, ‘Let’s Talk About It’, focuses attention on the importance of developing oral language competence in the early years – for learning, the establishment of relationships and well-being. Invited speakers include speech pathologists, language specialists and teachers who have developed and implemented programs that enhance oral language. One highlight of the conference will be the opportunity to learn about Talk4Writing, a powerful 3-stage program that trains children to orally imitate the language needed for creation of a text before analysing it and innovating on it. Several presenters will address communication strategies for those with learning disorders and disabilities, while others will discuss the use of oral skills in specific Learning Areas.

The theme also focuses attention on the importance of teachers talking about their professional areas of concern and their successes. Presenters will address topics such as resilience, mental health, social skills, the use of digital technology, boys in education, learning through play and connection with nature, and provision for students with special needs (including giftedness). This year there will be increased opportunity to speak with fellow educators and invited speakers in longer sessions, presentations by schools on exciting and innovative programs and practices, the Sundowner and the interactive session that will follow it.

A concern of a number of teachers is the expectation of implementation of the National Quality Standard without adequate training. To this end, EYES is providing in the conference program NQS modules that will equip teachers to implement the Standard’s 7 Quality Areas and their elements with understanding and confidence.

We welcome presenters from interstate and WA new to EYES conferences and some popular speakers from previous conferences. This year, Exhibitor Presentations will be run throughout both days, giving you the opportunity to learn about and explore products. As always, there will be opportunities to order or purchase materials from the exhibitors and to win great prizes!

If you have a great idea, let’s talk about it!

Michelle, Shirley, Pene and Jodie

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