Saturday, 25 June 2011

Outreach Training, 15th of June 2011

Maurita, our Founder Director conducts the Outreach Training
Carrie, Director's Co-ordinator
Shine held an Outreach Workshop for eleven people last week.  We base these trainings on the Shine Outreach Model and provide them for anyone interested in learning exactly how the Shine method is put into practice (specifically, Paired and Shared Reading). Our aim is to equip our "trainees" with the knowledge, support and expertise they'll need to set up their own literacy centres in their own school.  

The Outreach Workshop is the first phase of our Outreach Training Programme.  We are currently working with two centres, one in Retreat, Cape Town and one in Johannesburg, that are busy moving into the second phase of the training.  Phase Two focuses on deepening our relationship and sharing other Shine practices, such as information on monitoring and evaluation, Have-a-Go Writing and our Shine games.

We are in the process of beautifying our games.  Our hope is to share them in a printable format with schools and organisations that want to use our Shine methods.  This development is both new and exciting, and we hope to have it completed before the end of the fourth term, ready for the 2012 school year.

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