Educator Workshops: What we provide!

 

Be the Change:

learning for the Sustainable Development Goals: what the SDGs are; why they are important; how to integrate SDGs in learning across subjects

HAPPINESS

WORKSHOP

Are we really Happy? Do we know what we need to make us happy? This engaging and interactive workshop explores your idea of happiness.

Elements of

Fiction:

an overview of the basic elements of fiction: setting, character, plot, conflict, narrative point of view, theme, purpose and genre; why it is essential for students to develop an understanding of the elements to fully comprehend a story.

Elements of

Poetry & Creative

Writing:

how to engage students in critical appreciation of poetry; strategies for reading and understanding poetry; templates for creative writing and expression

Graphic Stories in

Learning:

examining the components of a graphic story; using graphic stories to introduce concepts, enable deep learning and for evidence of learning.

Elements of Art:

an overview of the basic elements of art — line, shape, colour, value, texture, space and form; knowing the elements is a precursor to Art Integration

Integrating Art

and Literature:

using graphic organizers, works of art and sketchnoting in reading and understanding literature; using visual arts as a reading response.

Integrating Art

and Mathematics:

using visual arts to introduce and build concepts in mathematics; using visual arts as evidence of learning in mathematics

Integrating

Culinary Arts in

Learning:

using the kitchen as a laboratory and a centre for creative expression; learning concepts through the culinary arts.

STEAM and Project Based Learning

 

Bloom’s Revised

Taxonomy:

teaching for understanding; an introduction to Bloom’s Taxonomy and– its importance in the classroom – designing a lesson plan based on the taxonomy

Multiple

Intelligences:

an introduction to the theory of Multiple Intelligences; their importance in the classroom; designing lessons and assignments based on Multiple Intelligences

Making Learning

Visible, Thinking

Routines:

creating a powerful culture of learning in the classroom using routines of thinking and learning based on research by Reggio Emilia with Howard Gardner and Harvard Project Zero

Early Learning —

Mathematics:

understanding the core concepts in mathematics for young learners; going beyond mere numeracy to build an essential foundation for mathematics based on number sense, counting principles, patterns, shapes and spatial sense, measurement and data analysis.

Early Learning —

Reading:

understanding the pedagogy of phonic reading; incorporating sight words; reading strategies to enable young learners to become fluent readers.

Map Skills and Atlas Hunt:

a map as a story of life; understanding, designing and creating a range of maps (personal, themed, journey, etc.); integrating art and maps; compass rose and perspectives; using an atlas to learn about the world through atlas hunt activities

Computational Thinking:

(for teachers of grades 1 to 5) an introduction to computational thinking and how to incorporate it in learning across subjects.