EduSparks

Training Courses

Our team of trainers are highly qualified early childhood professionals with a strong passion in supporting stakeholders in the industry through enhancing the teaching experience of educators, and learning experience of young learners.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and

I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

NEW!

Courses for Professional Development

At EduSparks Academy, our teacher’s training programmes are aligned to the guidelines of the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and SkillsFuture Singapore.

Our suite of training programmes covers the following key categories in the sector:

  • Infants & Toddlers
  • Socio-Emotional Development
  • Motor Skill Development
  • Language & Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Discovery of the World & Science Explorations
  • Outdoor Learning Experiences
  • Aesthetic Expression
  • Music & Movement
  • Early Intervention (Special Needs)
  • Learning Environment Design
  • Classroom Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Curriculum Planning & Design
  • Family & Community Engagement

 

Talk to us to know more about our new CPD courses! 

For Schools

Phonics for Children:

A Teacher’s Perspective

Phonics for Children: A Teacher’s Perspective is an ECDA-endorsed teacher’s training workshop conducted by EduSparks Academy. This course was created to equip preschool teachers with the relevant phonics knowledge so that they can better teach their children in school.

This 16-hour training covers the basic 44 phonics sounds, segmenting and blending of words, digraphs as well as vowels.

During the session, teachers are encouraged to share their experiences in the classroom and have a better understanding of various methods to help young children gain phonological awareness.

Objective
  • Discuss about Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics in Early Childhood Education
  • Familiarise and refresh Pre-School educators with the correct letter sounds (phonemes)
  • Guide Pre-School educators in developing a fun, multi-sensory, cross-curriculum way of gaining phonological awareness and
    learning phonics
  • Discuss strategies that help young children develop phonemic awareness and make use of this ability to speak, listen, read, write
    and spell
  • Share methods to make the classroom conducive for learning early literacy
Key Features
  • Endorsed by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
  • 16 CPD hours per educator
  • Active demonstration and participation in teaching strategies
  • Funding available for Singaporeans, Singaporean PR and non-Singaporeans/PR via SkillsConnect Singapore and ECDA
  • Conducted by the Director of Training at Letterland International, Ms Lesley White, who has many years of experience and knowledge on helping young children gain phonemic awareness
Find Out More

You may log-in to your ONE@ECDA portal to register for the course or contact us at enquiry@jlb.com.sg to find out about our course runs.

2020 Course Schedule

Thank you for your patience, more details will be released soon. 

For Schools

Cambridge Reading Adventures

Teacher’s Training

This introductory training for teachers provides insight to the newest publication
from Cambridge University Press, the Cambridge Reading Adventures.

Synopsis
Teachers will learn about the key features, uses and benefits of these readers in the classroom.

The training will also introduce the literacy system with the various tools available for reading
assessment, to help identify the level of reading proficiency of each child.

Teachers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of how to guide children in their mastery of the English language,
whether as a first or foreign language, through guided reading and supporting activities.

Find Out More

Click on the button below or Contact us at enquiry@jlb.com.sg to find out more about this training.

2020 Course Schedule

November 2020 (more details to be furnished in Q2). 

For Schools

Pen Pal Whizz Teaching Resource
Implementation Training

The Pen Pal Whizz Teaching Resource Implementation Training is designed to provide teachers with
an intensive workshop that demonstrates the usage of the reading pen in a classroom setting.

Synopsis

Through this workshop, teachers can observe the lessons conducted with the children, thereby learning the functions of Pen Pal Whizz and getting first-hand experience.

The workshop will be conducted with age-appropriate stories and resources to scaffold the child’s learning, allowing them to complete the educational activities with fun. Children will be able to discover the uses of the reading pen, while enjoying a storytelling session with activities.

The review session aims to answer the queries of the teachers, while brainstorming for ideas on how to further incorporate Pen Pal Whizz into the classroom to customize resources, suiting each teacher’s needs and style.

As an added service, we will assist in setting up a library corner in the school so as to allow the children to have a hands-on experience with Pen Pal Whizz and its compatible books. This will complement the teacher’s classes by providing opportunities for the children to gain familiarity with this learning tool, thereby optimising the use of this reading pen for fun and learning!

Key Features

Active demonstration and participation on how to use Pen Pal Whizz in the classroom

Find Out More

Contact us at enquiry@jlb.com.sg to find out more about this training.

For Schools

Early Years Teacher’s Training

A Teacher’s Course conducted by Letterland UK’s Head of Training – Ms Lesley White, and approved Letterland Trainer – Ms Julienne Cheok

Synopsis

This teacher’s course is the first instalment of a series of trainings conducted by Letterland UK.

Letterland’s Head of Training, Ms Lesley White, introduces the basic letter sounds, materials and strategies to teach Letterland in the classroom.

The course is customisable to meet the needs of the teachers, and is suitable for teachers who are using Letterland for the first
time. Through this course, participants will be equipped with the skills to introduce Letterland phonics to children to learn to
read and write!

Find Out More

Contact us at info@letterland.com.sg to find out more about this training.

2020 Course Schedule

25 March 2020; 9 AM – 5 PM

For Schools

Primary Teacher’s Training

A Teacher’s Course conducted by Letterland UK’s Head of Training – Ms Lesley White, and approved Letterland Trainer – Ms Julienne Cheok

Synopsis

This teacher’s course is the second installment to the series of trainings conducted by Letterland UK.

Participants will be taught further strategies to support the teaching of phonics and further spelling patterns with the use of Letterland’s story
and pictogram approach. Participants will also understand the relationship between the different letters, and how the
relationships will affect the spellings and sounds.

Commonly faced challenges will also be discussed for teachers to clarify any queries and difficulties they have encountered when explaining the stories to the children.

This course is suitable for teachers who are currently teaching using Letterland to older children, and wish to learn more about how to extend children’s learning to more complex spelling patterns.

Find Out More

Contact us at info@letterland.com.sg to find out more about this training.

For Schools

Advanced Teacher’s Training

A Teacher’s Course conducted by Letterland UK’s Head of Training – Ms Lesley White, and approved Letterland Trainer – Ms Julienne Cheok

Synopsis

This teacher’s course is the third instalment to the series of trainings offered by Letterland UK.

This course can be customised to suit the needs of the teachers, and it is suitable for experienced educators who wish to extend the children’s learning in the classroom.

Topics include trigraphs and grammar amongst other complex spelling patterns.

Find Out More

Contact us at info@letterland.com.sg to find out more about this training.

For Parents

The Introduction to Letterland Phonics for Parents is a workshop that aims to equip parents with the basic knowledge on how to support children’s learning at home. This course is conducted by approved Letterland Trainer, Ms Julienne Cheok

Synopsis

Letterland was created to teach phonics using a story-based approach. The story logic engages students leading to long term retention of concepts. What’s more, Letterland is wonderfully multi-sensory. It activates every learning channel through music, actions, alliteration, movement, song, art, games and role-play. 

The workshop will be divided into 2 sessions within the day: A & B.

You will not be allowed to attend the workshop on separate days during this training cycle (e.g. Session A on Friday and Session B on Saturday). Participants will have to either:

– Only attend Session A first, and join in Session B during the next workshop period
– Attend both Sessions A & B within the same day*

*$10 discount for participants joining both sessions on the same day (U.P. $160)

Session A: $90/pax

For parents with children 2 to 4 years.
FREE Letterland Parent’s Guide – Learn to Read and Write worth $12!
Time: 9AM – 1PM

Topics Covered:
– Introduction to Letterland Phonics
– Meet the Letterlanders
– Letter Shapes & Sounds
– Reading & Spelling
– Strategies for Parents

Session B: $70/pax* (prerequisite to have attended Session A first)

For parents with children aged 5 to 6 years.
FREE Letterland book worth $20! (selected titles only)
Time: 2PM – 4PM

Topics Covered:
– Vowels
– Digraphs
– Further Spelling Patterns
– Additional Strategies & Support

*$10 discount given to participants attending both sessions on the same day (U.P. $160)

Please take note:

(a) The Letterland Parent’s Workshop is only for adult participants. Children will not be admitted into the workshop venue.

(b) Registration is confirmed upon successful payment of workshop fees. No refunds will be given for cancellation or no-show.

(c) Certificates will be issued upon completion of the sessions. Please ensure that you provide the correct name to be printed on your certificate. No replacements will be given for misspellings.

(d) This workshop is not eligible for SkillsFuture credits.

Find Out More

Contact us at info@letterland.com.sg to find out more about this training.

2020 Course Schedule
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