Using Quality Literature to improve writing outcomes – an Inquiry Learning Partnership

Learning Focus
Australian Curriculum
Mode
Blended
Start Date
29 Aug, 2022
Enrol by
15 Aug, 2022
Program Description

This series of workshops introduces participants to an integrated approach to teaching literacy that uses quality literature to teach both reading and writing. Working with authentic children’s literature increases engagement and enjoyment and gives real purpose to learning.

The presenter will model lessons that provide a high challenge, high support environment where particular attention is paid to teaching knowledge about language (grammar) explicitly but in the context of well-written literature. Through close observation of authors’ choices, and discussion of the impact of those choices, students learn the craft of writing. The aim is to give the students skills, and to ensure the thrill of writing remains.

Participants build their skills in the workshops, apply these in their classrooms and receive feedback. In a final symposium day, participants share their experiences working with the pedagogy.

Program Outcomes

To increase capacity of teachers to plan for, teach and assess the craft of writing in the primary years.

Australian Professional Standards

Teachers

  • 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

Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

6 Day Program

North – 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Monday 21 February 2022 – Tailrace Centre – Launceston – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Friday 8 April 2022 – Tramsheds – Launceston – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Friday 2 September 2022 – Tramsheds – Launceston
  • Thursday 29 September 2022 – Tramsheds – Launceston
  • November 2022 – TBA

North-West – 9:00am – 4:00pm

  • Wednesday 23 February 2022 – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Wednesday 6 April 2022 – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022 – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022 – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie
  • November 2022 – TBA

South – 9:00am – 4:00pm 

  • Friday 25 February 2022 – Professional Learning Institute – Glenorchy – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Monday 4 April 2022 – Professional Learning Institute – Glenorchy – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Monday 29 August 2022 – Professional Learning Institute – Glenorchy
  • Monday 26 September 2022 – Professional Learning Institute – Glenorchy
  • November 2022 – TBA

Online – 3:15pm – 4:30pm

  • Tuesday 8 March 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Tuesday 22 March 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Tuesday 14 September 2022

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to each session.