MICHELLE-LYNN YAP - Director, Continuing Professional Development, DAS Academy

As the saying goes - a picture speaks a thousand words, and thus the value of visuals must not be underestimated. The impact of visual literacy and visual communication is significant in this digital age of information. Humans, especially younger or struggling learners, tend to gravitate more naturally towards visuals than to words. Furthermore, the use of visuals is useful for cross-curricular teaching and allows practitioners to "see [into] students' worlds, their thinking, and knowledge" (Rowsell, McLean & Hamilton, 2o12).During this session, participants will be introduced to what it means to be visually literate, how it contributes to thinking skills, and its usefulness in home and classroom support.