I particularly enjoyed the online format because it actually gave me the space and time to reflect and plan and implement much of what I was learning. My young authors’ excitement and the work they are producing is incredible. The joy in my classroom from teachers and students is palpable.

PYP Kindergarten Teacher
Tashkent International School

Our entire cohort of ELC teachers and TA’s took the course together and we found that the discussions that we had were so rich, authentic and motivating. It has really helped us to move our literacy program forward as a team.

EC4 Teacher/Learning Leader 
American International School of Bucharest

The resources, the videos and zoom calls were very professional, well thought-out and structured. Jo was fabulous with her feedback on our activities throughout the week and her immense understanding of early years education really shone through.

Early Years Teacher
Mahindra International School
Pune, India

The course was incredibly well thought-out. It gave me lots of great ideas and helpful, insightful tips that are practical, that I am really looking forward to using this year.

Pre-Primary Teacher
Frankfurt International School
Frankfurt, Germany

I just personally wanted to thank you for an amazing workshop. This is truly the best PD session I have ever had. I have an eight page summary and can’t wait to start making changes in my class. You have inspired me.

Early Years Teacher
Al Batinah International School
Sohar, Oman


Dr Jo was very accommodating, she was more than happy to adapt the training content to our needs of working with EAL children in the United Arab Emirates.
We have already started to implement some of the strategies.

Vice Principal
Al Nayfa Charter School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is a great course. I love it!  Doing this weekly for four weeks, with one module at a time, I find there’s great flexibility.  It’s been a really good opportunity to reflect on my teaching. I go back to my photographs and planning and it’s encouraging to know I’m on the right track. It’s good to hear the ideas of others, as well as from Jo. I like to learn from everyone.

ECE Teacher/Early Childhood PYP Coordinator
Shanghai Community International School - Pudong Campus

I have started incorporating and implementing some of Dr Jo’s ideas in my classroom, one of which is ‘Author’s Chair’. I’m really excited and looking forward to seeing its impact on my students.

KG2 Homeroom Teacher
Al Nayfa Charter School
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jo helped me reflect upon my work and take new resources and new experiences to the classroom. I am hoping to make more changes and to be with her in another course.

Early Years Teacher
Colegio Colombo Británico
Cali, Colombia 

What a great opportunity we had as a team to participate in the ‘Playful Literacies’ course with Jo. I highly recommend this inspiring course to other early childhood education teams — teachers and teaching assistants. 

Nanette Kemp
Team Leader, Early Years Pre-K to Grade 1
Frankfurt International School

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My team and I thoroughly enjoyed this course, which became a real talking point around school. Jo went above and beyond each week in researching and responding to our questions and offering extra materials, and the rapport that we feel with her has been a significant factor in the success of the course.

Ben Pattenden
Language Coordinator
Colegio Colombo Británico
Cali, Colombia

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My colleagues and I were privileged to recently do the online Playful Literacies course run by Jo Fahey. Since we are an IB world school and follow the inquiry approach to our teaching and learning, the content of this course instantly appealed to me. Nine of us in the Early Years signed up.

Adrienne Frohlich
Head of Early Years
Northside Primary School
Gaborone, Botswana

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Jo Fahey's Playful Literacies course will undoubtedly inspire you to rethink your approach to
language and literacy development in an early childhood classroom. I will highly recommend
this course to my colleagues!

Sarah Scanzoni
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Hangzhou International School

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I just wanted to thank you for exemplifying what true agency means by giving us, as teachers, the chance to use our own voice in so many ways during this course. I hope many more teachers around the world can benefit from it. Thank you for rekindling my belief in my students!

Jayá Bookwalter
First Grade Teacher
Colegio Colombo Británico
Cali, Colombia 

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