Are you tired of participating in online workshops that are filled with lists of readings and follow-up activities that feel like ‘busy work’?
Have you ever started an online workshop and felt it was such a waste of time that you never finished it?
Do you feel stressed about missing time in the classroom to complete lengthy professional development courses that may not actually benefit the children you teach?
This Online Workshop will be very different from other online learning experiences…
Over a four-week period, beginning on July 6, 2020, you will have the opportunity to...
Journey through four unique online modules that will provide you with a strong foundational understanding of Playful Literacies,
Deepen your understanding of children's agency.
During this workshop you will…
✅ See Playful Literacies in action through videos and photographs
✅ Learn to foster young children’s reader and writer identities
✅ Understand the importance of mother tongue and translanguaging in the development of self-expression
✅ Explore how to set up learning environments and routines that promote children’s agency
✅ Discover innovative ways to use texts both to support curriculum and build on children’s own interests
✅ See examples of how to guide young children’s inquiries into conventional reading and writing
✅ Examine a wealth of types of texts, from songbooks to maps, from environmental print to electronic texts
✅ See educators managing multi-faceted learning environments where the children don’t all have to be doing the same thing at the same time
✅ Connect with like-minded, professionals and share your ideas, opinions and experiences online.
You will observe how children can engage in multi-literacies including authoring books, the visual arts, socio-dramatic play, singing and composing, writing and reading authentic signs and messages, and more...