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2023 TWILIGHT F2F: Where do I start?
Presented by Robyn Wild.   Literacy teaching for beginning teachers. This workshop will address common questions that pre-service teachers, beginning teachers and teachers new to a particular year level ask.

When: February 22, 2023
Where: NEWTOWN
2023 F2F: Let's write an English unit with textual concepts
(F2F - NSW NESA Approved) Presented by Dr Lorraine Beveridge and Michael Murray, this practical course will show teachers how to write quality syllabus-based English units of work, utilising English Textual Concepts (ETCs), while still attending to the literacy and language needs of their students.  This course utilises the concept-based approach to program design. A seven-step process for developing quality units is adapted from the work of Wiggins and McTighe (2005,... Details
When: February 27, 2023
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
2023 F2F: Teaching with mentor texts
(NSW F2F TWILIGHT - over 2 days) Actively noticing the craft of writing: attentive teaching with mentor texts. Presented by Dr. Lorraine McDonald, this workshop will demonstrate how students can be guided to 'actively notice' how quality texts are constructed and how to follow these mentor texts to make relevant choices for their own writing purposes. Participants will apply explicit language/grammatical knowledge to closely observe how readers are engaged, how the texts are... Details
When: February 27 – March 6, 2023
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
2023 F2F: You're teaching Kindergarten? 1 - Play
You're Teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! PART 1 Play. Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2023?  This a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: February 28, 2023
Where: Newtown, NSW
2023 F2F: You're teaching Kindergarten? 2 - Reading
You're Teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! PART 2 Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation. Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2023? This is a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 7, 2023
Where: Newtown, NSW
2023 F2F: You're teaching Kindergarten? 3 - Writing
You're Teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! PART 3 Creating writers in Kindergarten/Foundation. Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2023? This is a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 14, 2023
Where: Newtown, NSW
2023 F2F: Contemporary perspectives on teaching spelling
Presented by Dr Tessa Daffern.   Research provides evidence that learning to spell does not proceed in linear stages, and that instruction in spelling should involve multiple linguistic skills and strategies from the early years of learning to write. Learning to spell requires explicit and differentiated instruction in the phonological, orthographic and morphological components of spelling. Successful instruction in spelling is underpinned by quality assessment procedures and... Details
When: March 29, 2023
Where: Newtown, NSW
2023 F2F: Multilingual Storyboxes in Early Childhood classes
Presented by Kim Cootes and Dr Gill Pennington, this workshop, will introduce you to significant aspects of EAL/D pedagogy and the value of stories as vehicles for language and literacy development, especially when accompanied by opportunities to respond playfully to multilingual texts. Reference will be made to appropriate curriculum outcomes. The purpose of ´multilingual storyboxes’ will then be explored: to value and explore the diversity of languages spoken in the school... Details
When: March 30, 2023
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW