Chadwick:Early Literacy and Numeracy: Supporting Symbolic Competence and Ma...

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Chadwick International School

Incheon, Incheon 406-082

Korea (South)

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Workshop Descriptor:

Young children’s language development starts at birth and builds through interactions with the social and physical world. This workshop explores how becoming literate and numerate is interwoven with language development and how students develop these key understandings and skills over time. During the workshop, we will discuss effective early literacy and numeracy practices such as:

- Establishing a rich oral language environment

- Providing ongoing opportunities to use symbol and make marks

- Valuing stories

- Planning in response to children’s interests and theories

- Creating responsive learning spaces that support the development of literacy and numeracy concepts

- Planning adult initiated learning proposals


Early childhood educators and leaders

What to bring:

Example of EY literacy assessment

Example of EY numeracy assessment

Story book that your students enjoy

Participants will:

  • Understand how the development of early literacy and numeracy skills fits within a broader context of young children’s language development

  • Learn how to plan for opportunities for symbolic exploration and expression

  • Explore the power of stories as a foundation for literacy

  • Acknowledge stories as rich opportunities to learn about mathematical concepts and problems

  • Consider play as a powerful opportunity for the development of early literacy and numeracy skills and how to plan in responsive to children’s interests and skills.

  • View learning spaces as pivotal in children’s development and learning

Workshop Presenter's Biography:

Education has been Anne’s passion for more than 25 years. She has worked in a variety of schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland. Since 2000, she has have taken on various positions in schools, combining teaching with leadership responsibilities. Anne has been an IB workshop leader since 2005, sharing her passion for young children and child initiated play with educators in PYP schools. As a PYP visiting team member, she tremendously enjoys supporting schools with the implementation of the IB PYP framework.

Anne joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centered on young children’s competencies in making meaning and building relationships.

In August 2011, Anne moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern. 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, spaces and documenting learning.

Anne moved back to the Netherlands in 2015. This has given her the opportunity to work with the PYP development team at the IB regional office in The Hague. Anne has been working on the PYP review focusing on student agency, early years, inquiry and the several aspects of ‘the learning community’. She still works for as an IB workshop leader and workshop developer and collaborates with international schools as an independent educational consultant.

Workshop Timings:

Saturday 23 September

8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference

9.00 - 10.30 Session One

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Two

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)

1.45 - 3.45 Session Three

Sunday 24 September

8.30 - 10.30 Session Four

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.


Early Bird Fee: US$300

Registration fee after the 31 August 2017: US$330

Registration fee after the 30 September 2017: US$360

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 1 September, 2017 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by 1 September, 2017 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 1 September, 2017 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant.

Travel and Accommodation Information

What do I need to know when making travel plans?

Chadwick International

45, Art center-daero 97 beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea (22002)

International travel:

Songdo is conveniently located 20 minutes from the Incheon International Airport. Upon arrival, head to the Incheon Taxi ranks outside door 5 of the arrivals wing. A metered taxi from the airport to Chadwick International should cost about 30,000KRW.

Domestic Travel:

Songdo is accessible from Seoul using the metro system (Incheon Line 1) or express busses. More detailed maps and route numbers are available on Chadwick International's webpage. Parking is available on campus.


Map showing hotels and Chadwick International

Songdo is a compact city, easily walkable in all seasons. All of the hotels listed below are within a 10-15 minute walk from Chadwick International's campus.

Central Park Hotel

Orakai Songdo Park Hotel

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel

Oakwood Premier Songdo

Holiday Inn Incheon Songdo

Hotel Gyeong Won Jae Ambassador

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