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Using Discovery Education Espresso to support early literacy

Explore how digital media from Discovery Education Espresso can support literacy acquisition in fun and engaging ways. Using a range of resources and free web 2.0 tools alongside key research, this immersive course will provide practical strategies to use in your classroom tomorrow. Delve into speaking, listening, reading and writing for early years and key stage one using digital technology to support teaching and learning.

Duration options: 3 hours or 6 hours

6 hour course

Goals:

  • To provide a research based context to explore how digital media can support different areas of literacy
  • To familiarise participants with the range of resources on Discovery Education Espresso and the alignment to the English curriculum
  • To provide practical experience of strategies to incorporate digital media
  • To support the successful integration of Discovery Education Espresso resources in short and medium term planning

Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of current trends and research around literacy acquisition
  • Understanding of the range of resources on Discovery Education Espresso
  • Confidence in using a variety of strategies to incorporate digital media
  • Creation of short and medium term planning documents that incorporate digital media

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff

3 hour course

Goals:

  • To familiarise participants with the range of resources on Discovery Education Espresso and the alignment to the English curriculum
  • To provide practical experience of strategies to incorporate digital media
  • To support the successful integration of Discovery Education Espresso resources in short and medium term planning

Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of current trends and research around literacy acquisition
  • Understanding of the range of resources on Discovery Education Espresso
  • Confidence in using a variety of strategies to incorporate digital media

Audience:

Whole staff; Key stage grouping; phase grouping; year grouping; NQTs; middle management; Teaching assistants/support staff