Facilitated By: Alexandra Ejlerskov, BA, MA

 

Research has shown us that literacy opens the door to understanding the world around us, and within us. It fosters empathy, critical thinking, and the capacity for lifelong learning. Literacy is fundamental to building emotional and social resilience. More than merely school success, literacy is tied directly to long term health and well-being.

 

Early Childhood Educators and Early Years Professionals play a crucial role in the development of early literacy skills. When we engage young children in song, rhyme and story, immersing them in a language-rich environment based on relationships, we establish a solid foundation for literacy.

 

This virtual professional learning session will highlight:

 

· How language and literacy is acquired through the lens of Child Development,

· The pre-literacy skills that are supported by what ECEs already do in our programs

· Additional ways we can support literacy development within our Play-Based Learning environments

· Equitable literacy support strategies that support every child in our program

 

Alexandra Ejlerskov has a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies from McGill, Master in Child Study and Education (Applied Psychology and Human Development) with a specialization in special education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, as well as a teaching certificate (primary and Junior) with additional qualification in special education and literacy.

Alexandra has worked in both public educational settings and independent schools, including the Jackman Institute of Child Study (University of Toronto Laboratory School) and has maintained a long-standing private practice devoted to supporting emergent literacy.

Alexandra has received training in the Orton Gillingham method of reading intervention which she integrates into her practice. She has provided workshops and professional training to teachers and tutors addressing the foundations of literacy and inclusive teaching practices designed to support all growing readers.

 

Join us!

Thursday, February 10th
6:30 – 8:00PM
Via Zoom

 

** Access link and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.


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** Ticket Types are based on the County you WORK in