San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Introduction to Bookmaking with 3-8 Year Olds
Facilitated by Marilyn Hayward and Katie Ashmead
This Mini Course has a specific focus on working with 3 - 8 year old writers in
Kindergarten and Early Years of School.
Early Childhood Educators understand that young children bring with them a wealth of literacy understandings and competencies as they begin Kindergarten and Reception. The Book-making approach to literacy values and honours children’s prior learning, their cultural competence and their dispositions for learning. It uses these to drive learning deeper and to create a culture of thinking, talking and noticing about books. It values the intellectual quality of mark-making as an essential component of being a writer.
A book-making approach not only sees children from this competent lens, it empowers children to see themselves as competent writers. The approach challenges pedagogical practices that see children as empty learners; who are needy because they know so little.
Early childhood educators throughout South Australian Kindergartens and Early Years settings have caught onto the power of this approach. It engages children in language and literacy, motivates them to become deeply involved in their learning and also excites educators when they see children learning to their potential.
This is the first Mini Course for 2017! We are now in our sixth year of bringing the pedagogy of bookmaking to South Australia and this remains our most requested and popular professional learning! The next Mini Course will not be until Term 3.
BYO Lunch on Saturday
Morning/Afternoon Tea provided
Please note: registration for this mini course is for 3 sessions:
Saturday 3 June 2017 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 4:30 - 6:30pm
Wednesday 26 July 2017 - 4:30 - 6:30pm
Please email Lisa Burman (click on name) directly if you are a full time student or an educator living in rural SA who wishes to participate in this mini course.
Please note that registration is via Eventbrite using Credit Card only.
Manual invoicing in not available.
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Marilyn Hayward & Katie Ashmead
Marilyn brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to Lisa Burman Consultants. She has led the learning of Early Childhood Educators in South Australia and in New York City and is currently Co-President of EChO (Early Childhood Organisation SA). Marilyn believes that every child is born a competent learner. She currently leads an early childhood team that includes Kindergarten and Reception educators.
Katie has implemented a Bookmaking Approach with Reception children for a number of years and is passionate about creating opportunities for playful and powerful learning for children in their first year of school. We're thrilled that Katie is able to join Marilyn in facilitating this day of exploring a pedagogical approach to literacy that can truly enable continuity of learning for children.