COD 2022 - D696

Webinar - Teaching English to Very Young Learners through Stories: A Multisensory Experience

Kindergarten & Lower Primary teachers

1 sesiones, inicia: 09-Abr

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Ciclo: 2022
Nivel: A Distancia
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Terminado
Lugar: A Distancia
Capacitador/es: Mag. Griselda Beacon MA
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Sesiones Fechas Inicia Termina
1 09 Abril 2022 10:00 am 11:30 am


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher educator and specializes in literature & art in ELT. Her interests include literature, young learners, CLIL, creativity and critical interculturality. Passionate about art in education, Griselda carries out projects with literature, storytelling, drama, visual arts and creative writing to foster self-expression and creativity in diverse and inclusive English language classrooms. She holds an MA in Literature and Foreign Language Teaching from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, and has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years. She has been sharing her experience as an in-service teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia. She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP, 2018), an English coursebook series tailor-made for Argentina and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021). Griselda has taught Children’s & Young Adult Literature, Creativity, Drama Techniques in the English Class and Play, Music, Dance & Literature in Pre-Primary Education at Teacher Training Colleges in Buenos Aires. She regularly works as a consultant for educational institutions, such as language schools (NILE - Norwich Institute for Language Education) in the UK, ELT publishers (Oxford University Press) & libraries. At present, she lectures in American Literature at Universidad de Buenos Aires –UBA. In her spare time, Griselda loves dancing, getting lost in bookstores and taking drama classes.
Kindergarten & Lower Primary teachers
- Explore stories for very young learners which promote learning through all our senses.

- Bring together different strategies to encourage children’s holistic learning: Drama and Storytelling techniques, Arts & Crafts.

- Think and plan a variety of multisensory activities to work with stories in the classroom (creative reading, performing, arts & crafts) which help children to enjoy stories, learn English and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.
The workshop explores the power of stories to help children develop their imagination, creativity, language awareness and appropriation through all their senses. We will think and plan activities that provide space for exploration and discovery: interactive and collaborative games, performative tasks and artistic proposals. In our session, we will work with contemporary children’s books and engage in tasks that will put us to work actively and collaboratively.

The children’s book selection for our session includes authors such as Viviane Schwarz, Anthony Browne, Jon Klassen, Richard Byrne, Mo Willems, Kevin Henkes, Giles Andrade & Nick Sharratt, Julia Donaldson, Ed Emberley, Michael Rosen, among others.
Workshop: Dialogical and interactive approach in which participants will discuss and apply concepts, brainstorm creative teaching ideas, develop supporting teaching materials and carry out the tasks in groups.
Egan, Kieran. (2005) An Imaginative Approach to Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
Grondona White, Cristina y Graciela Moyano. (2004) Storytelling in the EFL Classroom. Words on Words – UK Literature for children and teenagers. British Council Argentina
Lazar, Gillian. (2005) Literature and Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP.
Maley, Alan. (1994) Short and Sweet. Short Texts and How to Use Them. Londres: Penguin
McRae, John. (1991) Literature with a Small “l”. Londres: Macmillan
Pope, Rob. (1995) Textual Intervention. Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies. Londres: Routledge
Worthy, Jo. (2005) Readers Theater for Building Fluency. New York: Teaching Resources