16th November 2015.
The Archie audio files are now playable again.
You're invited to join a 'world-first' clinical trial on the efficacy of 'What's the Buzz?' Trials begin early in 2018 when schools resume. Many Australian educators are involved – it is not too late to be involved. While participation requires little 'extra' work, and we'll be great to work with, there are also some delightful bonuses.
Participants will receive a FREE school/organisation site licence to the 'What's the Buzz?' website which contains online training modules, all the Archie images and many additional resources to get the program up and running (normally priced at $300 per site). Certificates validating up to 20 hours of PD will be issued to all participants. And, the purchase of books and posters will be heavily discounted for participants;
'What's the Buzz? A social skills enrichment program for primary students' - ages 10 to 14 years - $50, normally $80
'What's the Buzz? for Early Learners; A complete social skills foundation course'- ages 4 to 10 years - $50, normally $80
Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures - $25, normally $45
Set of 4 Archie posters - $20, normally $50
If you wish to discuss this, or join us please email our lead researcher - Adele;
In 2011, 'What's the Buzz? A social skills enrichment programme for primary students', was released and quickly found its way into dozens of countries and hundreds of schools and organisations. This 16 lesson highly structured, role-play and play-based program was designed to teach children how to think socially and make friendship work. The programme engages children into feeling friendship together, it encourages them to see it, taste it, smell it and laugh with each other. It connects young people and offers them the skills to belong.
'What’s the Buzz? for Early Learners: A complete social skills foundation course' is new (2015), and follows the same celebrated play-based and role-play format as its predecessor. It's built for teachers, school support workers, parents, care givers, and a range of allied health professionals to awaken social consciousness in youngsters. Over 16 lessons students become immersed in a variety of essential relational skills, stimulated by the experiences of our much-loved character, Archie. In each lesson the children help Archie solve the very same social dilemmas that occur in their everyday lives. As they do this, through activity, discussion, role-play and quizzes, they'll learn how-to become a better friend and a more flexible social thinker.