Handwriting Helps – Learn about its impact on Literacy Learning

Learning Focus
Australian Curriculum
Start Date
15 Mar, 2023
Enrol by
1 Mar, 2023
Program Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the launch of the new Tasmanian Handwriting Guide. This updated version has been aligned to Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum and broad consultation has been involved in this process.

You will hear from Dr Noella Mackenzie as she shares the latest research on why it is important to teach handwriting.

Learn what is new, what has been changed and how to use this in your daily teaching program to enhance literacy outcomes.

Program Outcomes

Participants will deepen their understandings of:

  • The new Tasmanian Handwriting document
  • Resources and practical ideas when teaching handwriting
  • Current Alphabet charts including verbal pathways
  • How to organise for handwriting instruction
  • Overall benefits of explicitly teaching handwriting
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3 – Plan for an implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Location, Date & Time

This 1.5 hour session will be face-to-face

Term 1 – Latrobe Primary School – 3:15pm-5:00pm

  • Wednesday 15 March 2023