Events

  • Sip ‘n’ Sign – 22nd July

    Finished a Basic Key Word Sign Workshop?
    Want to keep up your signing skills?
    Come along to our FREE Sip ‘n’ Sign sessions!

    Time: 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm (AEST)
    Date: Monday 22nd July 2024

    These online sessions are open to anyone who has completed a Basic Key Word Sign workshop.
    Bring along a glass of your favourite beverage, and have a bit of fun while you:
    • Review signs learned in your basic workshop
    • Work on sign accuracy & fluency
    • Brainstorm questions about using KWS in your home or workplace

    No RSVP required. Just jump onto the zoom link –which will open at 7:20 pm, ready for a prompt 7:30 start.

    Click here for more details.

  • Basic Training – Half Day Workshops – 23rd & 30th July

    Presented by: Tanya Jarvis, NSW
    Date: Tuesday 23 & 30th July 2024
    Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm AEST 
    Location: Online

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented online.

    Click here for more details.

    Register to Attend
  • Advanced Training – Full Day – 24th July

    In this advanced course, you will further build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture by exploring instructional techniques such as modelling, incidental teaching, and explicit teaching to support learning and use of key word sign by others. You will also learn strategies for supporting communication partners around an individual, including models of coaching, mentoring, and design of individualised sign support resources.

    The focus of this course is on spontaneous use of sign with accuracy and fluency within individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will learn between 80 -100 news signs and use known vocabulary within functional communication activities.

    This workshop is presented online and is a full day.

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  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 25th July

    Presented by: Key Word Sign Victoria
    Date: Thursday 25th July 2024
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm AEST 
    Location: Keilor Community Hub
    Keilor, VIC 3036

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented face-to-face.

    Register to Attend
  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 30th July

    Presented by: Leigha Dark, Key Word Sign Australia
    Date: Tuesday 30th July 2024
    Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm AEST 
    Location: Online

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented online.

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  • Basic Training – Half Day Workshops – 1st & 8th August

    Presented by: Key Word Sign Victoria
    Date: Thursday 1st & Thursday 8th August 2024
    Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm AEST 
    Location: Online 

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented online.

    Click here for more details.

    Register to Attend
  • Intermediate Training – Blended – 7th August

    Presented by: Melanie Robartson, WA
    Date: Wednesday 7th August 2024
    Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm AWST 
    Location: SensesWA, Burswood, WA 6100

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

    The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 news signs.

    This workshop is available as a blended learning package. This involves a self-paced eLearning module, and a practical session presented in person.

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  • Intermediate Training – Full Day – 9th August

    Presented by: Lauren Scott, Key Word Sign Australia
    Date: Friday 9th August 2024
    Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm (AEST)
    Location: Online

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture in familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment using strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign.

    The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group, and whole group activities. You will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ and learn between 80 -100 news signs.

    This workshop is presented online and is a full day.

    What training can I do next?
    After you have completed the ‘Using Key Word Sign in Daily Life’ course, you can progress to the Advanced qualification ‘Teaching Others to Use Key Word Sign. This is offered only a full day online workshop.

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  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 10th August

    Presented by: Pashenka Gribbin, NSW
    Date: Saturday 10th August 2024 
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm AEST 
    Location: University of Wollongong, NSW

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented face-to-face.

    Click here for more details. 

    Register to Attend
  • Basic Training – Full Day Workshop – 10th August

    Presented by: Pashenka Gribbin, NSW
    Date: Saturday 10th August 2024
    Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm AEST 
    Location: Level 1, Building 11, Northfields Ave
    Wollongong, NSW 2500

    Key Word Sign (KWS) can be used to support individuals with communication difficulties to understand and get their message across to others.

    In this workshop, you will learn the principles of KWS and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will also learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures, with opportunities to practice in a safe & fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your KWS journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    This workshop is presented face-to-face.

    Click here for more details. 

    Register to Attend
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