F2F: K-2 Structured literacy teaching and music

Dr Lorraine Beveridge

5 hours

NESA accredited

Newtown - Face to Face Course

4 November 2024


This session will be held face to face in Newtown, NSW. Not Local? Click here to request a session in your area.  

This course integrates music and the Arts into the morning English block, to engage young learners and support them in their beginning reading journey. Teachers will learn a range of chants, rhymes and songs to support structured literacy teaching of phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, oral language, comprehension and fluency. Aligned with the NSW Syllabus outcomes for reading in K-2 and incorporating NSW Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus outcomes, this course is perfect for teachers wanting to embed musical activities into their explicit teaching to help reinforce and consolidate learning.

Learning outcomes 

  • Understand the link between early reading acquisition and learning music
  • Address K-2 English (2022) and NSW Creative Arts K-6 (2006) syllabus outcomes
  • Learn practical teaching strategies that enrich early reading and music teaching drawing on contemporary, quality literature including multimodal texts, targeting Early Stage students
  • Learn about neuromusicology, a branch of brain research that explains how learning to read and learning music are complementary cognitive processes as they draw on common neural resources
  • Collect tools to strengthen early reading teaching through collaborative professional learning
  • Plan how to tailor learning to address the specific learning needs of students

Who should participate?

  • Early childhood teachers and educators
  • K – 2 teachers

What else do I need to know?  Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here.


Cost of participation


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Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


This course is NESA Accredited

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of NESA accredited F2F Professional Learning, addressing standards 2.1.2, and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.



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4/11/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
PETAA Offices, Camdenville PS NEWTOWN, NSW 2042
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