Past Reading Courses

Aug ’14
1

Reading Stories Aloud

Learn to obtain and hold the attention of the audience you are reading to.Improve your vocal tone, clarity, pausing, emphasis and rhythm through the practical exercises conducted in this workshop. Details
Jun ’14
23

Dialogic Reading

Dialogic reading is more than reading aloud by adults to children. It highlights and emphasises the discussion that takes place between children and adults, as well as among children during reading. Details
Sep ’13
14

Cooperative Learning Techniques for Classroom Teaching

Through cooperative learning, students learn how they can as a member of a group or team use their knowledge and skills to ensure their group’s success, thereby ensuring their own success in any task or subject. Students work cooperatively together to maximise their own and each other’s learning. Details
Jul ’13
26

Reading Stories Aloud

This workshop covers all areas of reading aloud either to children or to adults, including vocal tone, clarity, pausing, emphasis, rhythm and shaping a spoken piece. Details
Jan ’13
21

The Internet as a Tool in Education – Essential Digital Literacy and Citizenship Skills for Educator

The Internet not only offers great opportunities for education, learning, socialising and networking, but it is also transforming how we do all these things. Services like Twitter, Facebook, gaming, BlackBerry Messenger increase our ability to stay permanently connected to our online networks. These new developments can also present challenges in terms of eSecurity, managing our privacy, identity, boundaries, personal data as well as issues like addiction. Details
Jul ’12
19

Reading Aloud (to Children)

The workshop aims to help parents and other adults learn why and how to read aloud to children of all ages. By reading aloud to children, we can help to improve children’s reading skills, build their knowledge and increase their love for reading. At the same time, we forge bonds with the children. Details
Nov ’10
13

Literacy Instruction for Delayed Readers

This workshop introduces participants to the Pause, Praise and Prompt (PPP) Approach to reading instruction. Research has shown that the use of PPP Approach is capable of bringing about increased gains in reading proficiency of students not reading at age appropriate levels. However, an important prerequisite for success of the Approach is that it is implemented effectively. Details
Aug ’10
4

Approaches to Teaching Singapore Anglophone Literature

This workshop offers a survey of some of the major representations of Singapore, ranging from works produced at the historical moment of its inception as a territory to contemporary writers’ expressions of individual and collective identity and experiences unique and particular to Singapore society and culture. Details
Feb ’10
26

The Internet as a Tool in Education

This workshop aims to explore the development of these technologies with a view to helping educators to realise the potential of the Internet to deliver better education and learning experiences. The workshop will also feature some of the information literacy skills needed by a 21st century learner. Details
Mar ’09
14

How to Set up A Reading Programme in School

The introductory part of the workshop will focus on processes involved in proficient reading. Following this, a description will be given of a reading programme in a local Singapore Primary School implemented with the aim of developing readers. The final part of the workshop will focus on a central part of the programme namely, the various techniques that was used to develop students’ interest in books. Details
May ’08
10

Cooperative Learning and Reading Aloud by Teachers

This workshop also reviews basic ideas as to how teachers should read aloud to students. Then, various cooperative learning techniques are presented that can be
used as part of a session in which teachers read aloud to their students. Details
Apr ’08
5

Cooperative Learning and Extensive Reading

There are strong, widely disseminated evidence supporting Extensive Reading (ER). Research suggests that ER is precisely the prescription for attaining high scores on reading exams. However, implementation has been infrequent and often less than a success due to problems such as lack of reading materials, and inadequate attention given by teachers as they often face a great deal of pressure to finish the syllabus - to do every single activity on every single page of the textbook or workbook. This workshop aims to prepare teachers with ways for students to motivate each other to read more. Details