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Introduction to Bookmaking – Mini Course


Facilitated by Mimi Hayward & Katie Ashmead
Registration for this mini course is for 2 sessions in person
Saturday, 24th February, 9:30 – 3:00 pm.
Saturday 16th March 9:30 – 3:00 pm.  
Venue: Ngutu College –  32 Audley St, Woodville North SA 5012
Registrations close Monday 20th February, 2024

This Mini Course has a specific focus on working with 3-8 year old writers in Kindergarten and Early Years of School

Early Childhood Educators understand that young children bring with them a wealth of literacy understandings and competencies as they begin Kindergarten and Reception.  The Bookmaking Approach to literacy values and honours children’s prior learning, their cultural competence and their dispositions for learning.  It uses these to drive learning deeper and to create a culture of thinking, talking and noticing about books.  It values the intellectual quality of mark-making as an essential component of being a writer.

A Bookmaking approach not only sees children from this competent lens, it empowers children to see themselves as competent writers. The approach challenges pedagogical practices that see children as empty learners; who are needy because they know so little.

We have facilitated workshops about Pedgagogy of Bookmaking for over 16 years – throughout South Australia, in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, USA, Canada and Shanghai! This rich pedagogy engages children in language and literacy, motivates them to become deeply involved in their learning and also excites educators when they see children learning to their potential.



Writing Inquiry Group – 2024 

Year-long Collaborative Inquiry and Support for the teaching of Writing
facilitated by Katie Ashmead 

Our popular Writing Inquiry Group will continue for its ninth year!

This is a Pedagogical Inquiry Group – not a workshop.

We created this Inquiry Group for all the educators who have participated in our Introductory Mini Courses and who are looking to extend and enrich their pedagogy of writing. Katie will follow the interests and questions from the group and facilitate dialogue where teachers troubleshoot, inspire and support each other.

It is essential to understand that these are NOT facilitated like a workshop
where everything is pre-prepared. 

Hope you can join us! 



Introduction to Bookmaking 

Online – Term 2



Details Coming Soon!

2024 Webinar Series



Bring Back the Singing 

Back by popular demand in Term 2



Details Coming Soon!



Environments for Agency

New ongoing webinar series beginning soon


Details Coming Soon!

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