Research shows that strong narrative language skills are one of the cornerstones upon which success in school rests. The SKILL (Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy) program is evidence-based and improves language skills in school-aged students. Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are particularly at risk for not developing oral language skills.
We need your involvement in the program because:
You will be working with primary aged students from Foundation to Grade 6 to develop their storytelling and story writing skills. The sessions will be highly fun and engaging where you help develop the students’ imaginative ideas into verbal and written stories. These skills have been identified as critical for academic success and are explicitly targeted in the SKILL program.
Volunteers work with students either in the classroom or individually with students. You will have the opportunity to develop rapport and friendships with the students as you work with them regularly.
You will be expected to complete the following tasks:
Successful applicants receive training during the induction prior to the beginning of the program. You will receive ongoing support from highly experienced teachers and speech language pathologists who will help you to develop your skills as a future teacher or speech pathologist working in the education sector. Students enrolled in education and speech pathology will find this program hugely beneficial for their professional practice.
There are 10 positions available per semester.
To secure your place, please apply as early as possible as places are strictly limited. Applications close Wednesday 7 August 2019 with induction on Monday 12 August 2019.
Email the program co-ordinator to express your interest in the program and the days that you can attend.
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