EduSparks

Professional Development

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

Our Programmes

2021 Online Workshops

Letterland Training

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Phonics for Children: A Teacher’s Perspective

Customised Courses

Pen Pal Whizz Teaching Resource Implementation Training

Cambridge Reading Adventures Teacher’s Training

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and

I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

– Benjamin Franklin

NEW!

2021 Online Workshops

We have curated a series of online workshops for educators for AY2021. Speak to our workshop consultants today to learn more about our workshops, or register your interest in the link below.

November 2021
  • 6 November: 小游戏,大快乐 幼儿的游戏活动设计 Designing Children’s Play Activities [NEW!]

More information on: https://d.pr/f/OQR4GR

Sign up at: https://forms.office.com/r/qxbiTiG8q7 

September 2021
  • 16 October: CL 音乐律动幼儿 Music & Movement for Early Years Teachers
  • 23 October: CL 快速提升教师教学能力 Teacher’s Professional Development – Improving My Teaching Skills [NEW!]
  • 30 October: CL 3R在课程中的应用 (婴幼⼉) Applying 3Rs within the Curriculum (Infant & Toddlers)

More information on: https://d.pr/f/OQR4GR

Sign up at: https://forms.office.com/r/qxbiTiG8q7 

August 2021
  • CL 幼儿教育中的课堂管理 Effective Classroom Management 
  • CL 有效提问及回应-促进幼儿的思维及学习 Questioning and Responding to Children to Extend Thinking and Learning 

More information on: https://d.pr/f/AKGmSU

May 2021
  • 10 May 2021: [EL] Language & Socio-Emotional Expression Through Creative Writing
  • 22 May 2021: 家园合作:为教育者与家长合作 [CL] Working in Partnership with Parents
  • Download May 2021 workshop brochure here.
April 2021
  • 28 April 2021: 儿童学习档案,陪伴儿童成长为儿童创建内容丰富且有意义的当按 (CL) Looking Beyond Grades: Creating an Informative & Meaningful Portfolio for Children
  • Download April 2021 workshop brochure here
March 2021
  • 15 March 2021: 如何与同事沟通(CL)Creating a Healthy and Productive Workplace Environment
  • 16 March 2021: (EL) Creating a Healthy and Productive Workplace Environment
  • Download March 2021 workshop brochure here

NEW!

Customised Courses

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 range of CPD courses – info@edusparks.com.sg

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 Skillsfuture Singapore and ECDA
Find Out More

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

2021 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

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

2021 Course Schedule

Online workshop screening available on-demand. Talk to us to find out more!

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.

2021 Course Schedule

Online Series (9am – 1pm)

  • 21 August 2021
  • 4 September 2021 

For Schools

Phonics 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.

Pre-Requisite

Training Pre-requisite: Letterland Early Years Teacher’s Training; L2-educators

Find Out More

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

2021 Course Schedule

28 May 2021 (9am – 5pm) 

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. 

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.

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.