We run snapshot courses to whet your appetite and more in-depth courses to increase your confidence and expertise.
2017 workshops to date
April 2017: aplaceforwords is launched!
April 20-22: Access Workshop @ ELC International School co-facilitated with Dr Pete Bowers
April 27: Snapshot Workshop @ NIST International School
May 18: Snapshot Workshop @ ELC International School
July 8: presentation at Australian Literacy Educators Association conference Hobart, Tasmania
August 9: Snapshot Workshop @ ELC International School
August 25-26: Access Workshop Part 1 @ NIST International School
Sept 7: 1 day Workshop @ Concordian International School
Sept 21- 23: Access Workshop @ ELC International School
November 9-11: Access Workshop @ ELC International School
November 23-24: Access Workshop Part 2 @ NIST International School
Participants in Word Inquiry training this year have come from:
Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong
ELC International School
United Nations International School, Hanoi, Vietnam
Saint Maur International School, Yokohama, Japan
NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand
KIS International School, Bangkok, Thailand
Singaporean International School of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
International School of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand
Concordian International School, Bangkok, Thailand
St Andrews 107, Bangkok, Thailand
ALEA conference attendees
why a workshop approach is best
We believe the deepest learning comes from doing - inquiring, hypothesising and testing those hypotheses to arrive at a conclusion. It's what we want our children doing and so it makes sense that educators go through the same process. For the majority of our participants, learning about the structure of words involves new learning and the best way to understand it is to dive in and try investigations.
Many people comment that they are learning things about English that they were never taught at school or in their teacher training. We are teaching you what linguists know and for some reason most teachers don't, yet without this knowledge we have been expected to help all our children learn to read, spell and increase their vocabulary.