Session 1 - 2 hours

  • Our Burning questions
  • Our identity of children as active meaning makers
  • A continuum of Play, playfulness and adult focused learning engagements
  • The what and why of multimodal literacies
Session 2 - 2 hours

  • Dispositions children built through play
  • Play as inquiry
  • Learning spaces that support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills
  • A cycle of observation, documentation, interpretation and planning
Session 3 - 2 hours

  • The role of the teacher
  • Learning spaces that support the development of early literacy and numeracy skills
  • Other symbolic languages
Session 4 - 2 hours

  • Questions and tensions
  • Reflections
  • Ways to incorporate new learning
  • Deepen understanding of multimodal literacies
  • Learn how to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills by recognizing the pivotal role of the teacher and of engaging learning spaces
  • Understand how young children develop early literacy and numeracy skills through inquiry
Resources will be shared with participants through Padlet
This workshop is best suited for teachers who work in the early years and/or school leaders who would like to deepen their understanding of how to support the development of early literacy and numeracy within a play based setting.
Child centred learning has been Anne's passion for more than 25 years. Anne has worked in schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland, where she took on various positions such as team leader, PYP coordinator and director. Anne used to work at the Canadian International School (Singapore) where she was part of the team that took the school to IB authorisation Anne has been an IB workshop leader since 2005, sharing her passion for young children and play with educators in international schools.

Anne joined Eton House International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centred on young children's competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At Eton House, she first combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, Anne became the Director of this school.

In August 2011, Anne moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern(ISZL). At ISZL, she supported the development of a new vision for learning and teaching in the early years. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning visible to others.

Anne moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. This has given her the opportunity to collaborate for two years with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. She has been working on the IB PYP review focusing on learner agency, early years, inquiry and several aspects of 'the learning community'. Anne still works for the IB workshop leader and collaborates with international schools as an independent educational consultant. From May 2019 to May 2022, Anne has worked alongside 4 and 5-year-olds at an inner city, IB PYP school in her hometown The Hague. She recently joined a new PYP candidate school as the PYP coordinator and vice principal.

11th, 18th, 25th November & 2nd December 2023

Each Session is for 2 hours
London 7:00 am | Zurich 8:00 am | Dubai 11:00 am | India 12:30 pm | Hong Kong 3:00 pm | Melbourne 6:00 pm

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This workshop will be not recorded
USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 8 Professional Development hours.