Introduction to Te Kōrerorero - Talking Together

Unpacking the purpose and content of the Te Kōrerorero resource and making a direct connection to priority four of the NELP.

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Date: Friday 16 February 2024

Format: Online workshop, recording available

More information

This workshop will unpack the purpose and content of the Te Kōrerorero resource and make direct connections to priority 4 of NELP: Ensure every learner/ākonga gains sound foundation skills, including language, literacy and numeracy).

Del will:

  • Share key research about the importance of explicitly planning and delivering oral language pedagogies in an ECE context.
  • Work through the importance of ‘serve and return’ and ‘descriptive commenting’ and share resources and practical strategies for kaiako.

Facilitator: Del Costello

This workshop will be recorded, and presentation slides will be sent to all registrants.

About the presenter

Del Costello

I'm an Education Consultant based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand. I am the director and a PLD consultant with Coactive Education and I work in a variety of schools, early childhood centres and Kāhui Ako.

I work alongside teachers and school leaders to grow practice, improve learner outcomes and support sustainable changes in practice and school systems. Specialist areas: oral language, literacy, local curriculum, assessment for learning, cultural capability and digital technologies.

Registration information

  • $70 for ECC Members
  • $140 for non members

Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the workshop will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will not be eligible for a refund. We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions.


Use this form to register online for the workshop, or alternatively you can book on the Humanitix event page. ECC members can find their discount code in the member portal.