Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy learning.
Practical strategies include language and literacy-enriched dramatic play, readers’ theatre, puppetry, story re-enactment and the creative arts. The role of teachers in advocating for play-based learning with families and the broader community is also addressed.
This course is self-paced.
Who should participate?
- K–2 classroom teachers
- Classroom teachers in early childhood education, pre-schools and care settings
- EAL/D teachers with students across the primary grades.
Cost of participation:
Completing this course will contribute 3 hours of online PL addressing 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2, 5.5.2, 7.3.2.
You can purchase a copy of Margery Hertzberg's book Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes here.