The Teacher as Writer – The Writer as Teacher

Learning Focus
Early Years
Start Date
19 Oct, 2021
Enrol by
5 Oct, 2021
Program Description

This face-to- face professional learning day will be delivered by Dr Noella Mackenzie, an Independent Educational Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor in Literacy at Charles Sturt University.

This day will include:-

  • Text creation processes involving teachers working collaboratively with colleagues to create, refine and produce a text that can be shared within their school community.
  • A practical session on handwriting highlighting what needs to be taught in the early years and how. This will include discussion about the rationale for handwriting instruction.
  • Ways to build vocabulary knowledge of students in the early years of school.
Program Outcomes

Teachers will leave the day with increased knowledge and confidence in their ability to teach writing to children in the early years of school.

Australian Professional Standards


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

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

Date, Time & Location

1 Day Workshop – 8:30am to 3:30pm

South – Sustainability Learning Centre, Mt Nelson

  • Tuesday 19 October 2021

North – Tailrace, Launceston

  • Friday 22 October 2021

North-West – Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Burnie

  • Wednesday 27 October 2021