Oral Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years

The aim of this learning series is to develop and share strategies that support oral language and literacy development in the early years (Ages 2-6).
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Early Years Teachers and Instructional Assistants
  • Virtual
  • USD 250
  • 2:00 pm (GMT +0:00) - 3:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 25 October 2023 - 22 November 2023


Research has shown that supporting young children’s language and literacy development is a practice that leads to strong readers and writers later in life. During our time together we will learn about some research-based strategies that support language and literacy development, and plan how to do this through inquiry and play. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with other Early Years teachers and share resources; with an aim to create connections and enrich practices.

As a result of participating at this institute, attendees can expect to:

  • Gain an understanding of what Language and Literacy development looks like in the Early Years.
  • Have a toolbox of strategies and practices to support oral language development and early literacy skills.
  • Plan ways to assess and implement Oral language strategies through play and inquiry.

Target Audience: Early Years Teachers and Instructional Assistants

1  Wed 25 Oct 2023 14:00 – 15:00
2  Wed 01 Nov 2023 14:00 – 15:00
3  Wed 08 Nov 2023 14:00 – 15:00
4  Wed 15 Nov 2023 14:00 – 15:00
5  Wed 22 Nov 2023 14:00 – 15:00



  • Liz DenHartigh
    International School of Dakar
    Elementary School Assistant Principal

    Liz DenHartigh is working towards completing her Educational Doctorate in Leadership. Her focus is on oral language development in the early years, which is why she is excited to lead this session. She is currently the Assistant Principal at the International School of Dakar, where she has been for four years. Before ISD she was the Elementary Principal at a school in China. She considers herself a career international educator having taught in Sudan, India, Korea, Japan, Bangladesh, Senegal and China. Liz is passionate about education and has devoted her life to it for over 20 years. Prior to moving into leadership, she worked in several Elementary classrooms as a classroom teacher, ELL, Learning Support, and adult education. Early language and literacy development is an area of passion for Liz, which she hopes to share with others during this session.

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