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Level 1: Song-Games for Reading & Writing Success!

Singing English is a research-based oral literacy program for educators working with children of all abilities ages 2-8. Singing English supports recent research emphasizing the importance of orality as a prerequisite to literacy success. To learn more visit:


At this workshop educators will learn:

  • Powerful tools, techniques and easy to implement lessons for using song-games to create a strong foundation for reading and writing success.

  • How to use song-games to create an inclusive learning environment for children of all abilities.

  • How to balance 'teaching' song-games in a child-directed program.

  • No music experience necessary! Participants will never be asked to sing by themselves or be put on the spot!

  • And yes,  song-games can happen inside or out!

  • Do you teach french? This methodology can be used to teach any language. Come learn the techniques and transfer them to your French lessons. French song material will be available!


Watch this video to learn more!

Designed for Preschool, K, Grade 1 Educators

Hosted by Hand-in-Hand Education & School District #71.


Date: Friday, October 20th, 2017

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: Quadra Elementary School, Victoria, BC (map)

Early Bird Tuition: $160 (ends October 6th)

Regular Tuition: $220

To Register: please pay online here.

(no PayPal account necessary)

Scholarship: There are 2 full scholarships available for anyone who cannot afford to attend at this time. Please email to request a scholarship. It will be posted here when both scholarships have been awarded.

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Level 2: Sound to Symbol Methodolgy & Techniques!

Designed for Preschool, K, Grade 1 Educators

Hosted by Hand-in-Hand Education & School District #71.


Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Time: 10am-4pm

Location: Comox (map)

Register: Click here!

  • Early Bird Discount: $100 (Deadline: Friday, March 31st)

  • Regular Price: $150

  • Waived Fee for Comox Valley School District #71 employees

This training program is designed for participants who have completed Level 1 Training and allows participants to expand upon the song-games they have learned in Level 1 Training to explore how to apply Singing English techniques and the Sound to Symbol Methodology to their literacy and language lessons.


At this workshop educators will learn:

  • A deeper understanding of the connection between song- games and development of literacy skills.

  • Sound to Symbol techniques such as song-maps, tapping & song-dotting.

  • Developmentally appropriate language and literacy activities that are easy to implement both indoors and outdoors.

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