Workshop Schedule

Teacher Training

*NOTE: The following schedule is for In Person Conversaid Workshops Only. The Online Teacher Training is available over a 6 week term.

Workshops for teachers combine philosophy and practice in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. The number of workshop participants is limited so that each individual receives attention in program planning.The research-based theoretical structure and creative content of Conversaid are presented in a thoughtful, easily understood manner.

Introductory

(One day 10am – 3pm)

  • Experience the rich variety of voice available through Conversaid. Learn twenty-five engaging
    exercises, warm-ups, and movement activities.
  • Learn a new way of thinking about children and speech.
  • Understand developmentally appropriate practice and speech.
  • Experience an accent reduction demonstration class for young children and their caregivers. A critique following
    the demonstration class points out important program practices.
  • Download a workbook and mp4 of digitally recorded exercises, featuring Conversaid original
    material, rhythmic patterns, and movement speech most appealing to adults and children of all ages.
  • Experience all this and use it in class on Monday!

Teaching Conversaid

(Begins at 5pm on day One)

  • Learn about the research-based Conversaid curriculum design.
  • Learn how to assess children’s speech development
  • Practice using child-development observation tools during the demonstration class.
  • Learn classroom management techniques for – both children and caregivers – that really work!
  • Learn to design lesson plans that result in classes with artistic energy and flow.
  • Learn more about parent education and the importance of involving adult primary caregivers..
  • Find out about starting your own licensed Conversaid location.

Sample Daily Workshop Schedule

9:00 Opening activity followed by lecture and discussion

11:00 Demonstration Class each day for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers, taught by workshop leaders or a teacher from the local area.

12:00 Discussion and critique of Demonstration Class.

1:00 Lunch (Last day includes an optional discussion of business practices and licensing information.)

2:00 Activity varies: Lesson planning, practice teaching, theoretical review, parent education strategies, songs, and movement activities.