26 - 29 May 2012, The Arts House

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Saturday 26th May 2012
Asian Primary & Preschool Teachers Congress

Chamber Play Den Gallery Living Room Screening Room VIP Room
9:30am - 10:15am Welcome followed by: Keynote: Developing a reading culture in Asian Schools by Chitra Shegar

10:15am - 11:15am Presentation: Developing a Reading Culture in a Primary School (A Case Study) by Anthony Chua
Evelyn Huang
Thila Dinesh
Yvonne Boey

Morning Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Session: Using Picture Walks Before Reading to Create a Context for Fluent Reading by Susan Harris-Sharples

11:30am - 12:30pm Session: The Use of the iPad in Literacy Education by Tamas Kiss

11:30am - 1:00pm Session: Drama Strategies for Teaching and Learning by Jeffrey Tan

11:30am - 12:30pm Session: Picture Books as Portals to Enchantment and Imagination — Choosing Books that Challenge the Mind by Myra Garces-Bacsal

12.30pm – 2.00pm
2:00pm - 2:45pm Keynote: Importance of Continuity in Teaching Strategies from Preschool to Primary by Susan Harris-Sharples

2:45pm - 3:45pm Session: Is The Storyline Enough? Using Content to Motivate Children to Become Better Readers by Ken Spillman

2:45pm - 3:45pm Session: How Illustrations in Children's Books Provide Context for Understanding Stories by Marjorie van Heerden

2:45pm - 3:45pm Session: Re-thinking Boundaries — A Box is Not Always a Square by Fa’izah Ahmad
Zulkifli bin Amin

2:45pm - 3:45pm Session: How Young Learners Acquire Language — Effectiveness of High Frequency Function Words by Ong Seng Kim

Afternoon Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm Session: Language and Literacy Development in Young Children: Helping Children with Difficulties in Learning English by Leong Pik San

5:00pm - 6:00pm Session: Putting the I.T. back in KidLit — Using the World Wide Web as a Classroom Resource by Myra Garces-Bacsal

4:00pm - 5:00pm Session: Writing in Response to Literature by Nancy Johnson

5:00pm - 6:00pm Session: Effective Story Writing Using Interactive Methods by Elizabeth Meredith

4:00pm - 5:00pm Session: Teaching Comprehension Using Basal Readers by Chitra Shegar
Nithya Rajamohan

5:00pm - 6:00pm Session: Developing Preschoolers' Literary Skills through Content Instruction by Mahendran Maniam

4:00pm - 5:00pm Session: Improving Literacy among Underprivileged Children by Mahesh Pathirathna

5:00pm - 6:00pm Session: Developing Children's Reading Confidence through Meaningful Phonics by Julia Gabriel

End of Day Programme | Networking & Light Refreshments
7:00pm - 8:30pm Screening: Library of the Early Mind