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Australian International School Singapore

1 Lorong Chuan

Singapore 556 818, 556 818


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Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years

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The disposition to seek understanding is one of several important inborn dispositions that early childhood educators should strive to support and strengthen, by providing a wide range of opportunities for young children to explore and investigate important aspects of their environments and experiences....” (Lilian Katz)

Positive attitudes and competencies in literacy and numeracy are essential for children’s successful learning. The experiences we provide and the way that we interact and respond to children’s play has a deep impact on opportunities for deep level engagement and learning.

This workshop will explore how to embed literacy and numeracy as part of curriculum and practice in a way that is authentic and meaningful for children.

There will be a particular focus on:

  • The role of playful inquiry and reflection, to enable children to encounter and build conceptual understandings.

  • Important literacy and numeracy concepts

  • Broadening the view of literacy and numeracy beyond the ability to read, write and solve mathematical problems, to encompass the variety of ways that we communicate through non-verbal, spoken, print, visual and multimodal literacies

  • The role of educators in creating opportunities, supporting and scaffolding children as they explore concepts using the language of learning

  • The rich diversity of experiences and opportunities early childhood environments can offer to extend children’s understanding, thinking, and learning about literacy and numeracy.

  • Moving beyond passive tasks to engaging and creative experiences that foster individual expression and skill development.

  • Creating positive dispositions to support lifelong learning

  • The role of technology in offering a wide array of numeracy and literacy experiences.

Participants will:

  • Reflect and build on their knowledge of how children learn effectively

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the role of the environment in creating meaningful opportunities for literacy and numeracy development

  • Share and explore how the process of documenting children’s learning can inform responsive and differentiated planning

  • Leave with a toolkit of authentic ways to incorporate pre- literacy and numeracy skills like stories, noticing letters, singing, rhyming and number games, and phonemic awareness into each day with children

  • Explore different ways to map literacy and numeracy development

What to bring:

Photos (digital or hard copy) that represent your current indoor and outdoor environments

One engaging experience/tool (either focused on literacy or numeracy) to share with the group- this can be a provocation, song, game etc.!


Early childhood teachers and leaders

Workshop Leader: Kirsty Liljegren

Kirsty has had extensive experience as a practitioner and leader in a variety of contexts in early childhood, with the most recent as Director of Cornish College Early Learning Centre, in Victoria. Many educators from around the world have visited the early learning centre as a place of provocation, innovation and inspiring practice. Kirsty was awarded a national excellence in teaching award for innovative practice together with a State and Territory award for Victoria for her contribution to the early childhood sector.

Kirsty has been a long-standing committee member of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE). This philosophy has had a profound influence on Kirsty both professionally and personally, continuing to fuel a hope for children, all children to be respected, understood and to encounter places that honour the potential in all children.

Kirsty now consults and lectures widely both nationally and internationally, supporting and collaborating with educational teams to further develop their pedagogy and practice.

Workshop Timings:

Saturday April 28 2018

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 April 29 2018

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.

Workshop Registration Fee

Early Bird Fee: US$300.00

Registration fee after the 28 January 2018: US$330.00

Registration fee after the 28 March 2018: US$360.00

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by March 27 2018 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 March 27 2018, 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 March 27 2018, 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 the school or participant.


Innovative Global Education is pleased to partner with Studio M Hotel in Singapore.

Studio M Hotel

No. 3 Nanson Road

Singapore, 238910



Night of 27th April 2018 onwards: SG$170++ per room per night net rate SG$200.09.

Rates are inclusive of:

  • 1 breakfast

  • internet

  • Two way transfer from Studio M Hotel and the Australian International School, Singapore on the 28 and 29 April

Bus Departure and Pick Up Times:

Saturday 28 April 2018

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

4.00 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

Sunday 29 April 2018

8.00 am: Bus will depart from Studio M Hotel to Australian International School

1.15 pm: Bus will depart from Australian International School to Studio M Hotel

To book this accommodation please contact Studio M Reservations Team at


When contacting them please state you are a registered participant at the Innovative Global Education Conference


The transport provided is ONLY for participants booked in at Studio M Hotel

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