Coaches and Literacy

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This program is designed for new literacy coaches employed under the Literacy and Numeracy Coaches Strategy but is open to any other interested literacy leaders.

The Coaching & Literacy Course aims to provide participants with a deep understanding of recent research around the processes of reading, writing, speaking and listening and best practices for literacy instruction. Furthermore, the course provides opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to explore knowledge of coaching and the capabilities required to coach teachers in ways that build teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical skills in literacy teaching and learning to improve outcomes for students.

Participants will understand:

  • What has been established through research about the nature of literacy and the pedagogical approaches that are most effective in maximizing student outcomes
  • Participants will understand current research around effective coaching with a focus on instructional coaching and the capabilities that positively influence students’ outcomes
  • Participants will understand strategies that optimize student engagement and motivation; specifically, the provision of effective feedback, the setting of appropriate learning goals and strategies for substantive conversations and collaborative learning


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

9.00 – 3.30pm

South  – Professional Learning Institute

Day 1 – 26th February

Day 2 – 27th February



10th April 2018 – Learning Services Hall

3rd July 2018 – Professional Learning Institute



9th April 2018 – Professional Learning Institute

2 July 2018 – Professional Learning Institute