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Focused PD : Reading Comprehension  for Years F-2
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented online by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the first of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Reading Comprehension  for Years  3-4
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the second of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Reading Comprehension  for Years 5-6
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the third of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Online: Putting the literacy jigsaw together
Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Teachers are presented with many different models representing the reading process and, more generally, models of literacy learning. Some examples are the ‘Big Six’, the Simple model of reading, the Scarborough rope model, the three cueing systems, and Freebody and Luke’s 4 resources model. Each provides different pieces and shapes of the jigsaw that is the reading... Details
When: October 24 – November 28, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Advanced sentence grammar and cohesion
An online course presented by Dr. Rod Campbell, demonstrating that teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective.

When: October 31 – November 28, 2022
Where: Online
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? Reading 2
Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Foundation/Kindergarten in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/ Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: November 13 – December 5, 2022
Where: Online
Online: High challenge interactive language and literacy
Presented by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies for small group interactive language and literacy experiences. There is a focus on play-based and hands-on experiences and authentic texts that build vocabulary, and support interpretive and evaluative responses to texts and the creation of written and multimodal texts. Practical strategies include language experience/digital language experience and a variety ... Details
When: November 14 – December 11, 2022
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? Writing 3
Creating writers in Kindergarten/Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: November 28 – December 19, 2022
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Where do I start?
Literacy teaching for beginning teachers, presented by Robyn Wild.     This workshop will address common questions that pre-service teachers, beginning teachers and teachers new to a particular year level ask.

When: January 16 – February 10, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Handwriting & keyboarding in the 21st century
Presented by Dr Noella Mackenzie.  Contemporary writing incorporates a variety of traditional, digital, multimodal, and visual literacy forms, with the written word still central to most texts. This course is NESA approved.

When: February 6 – March 20, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: You're teaching Kindergarten? 1 - Play
Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2022?  This a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: February 20 – March 13, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Supporting EAL/D students in our classroom 1
Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch. This course is NESA accredited.  Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three-part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet ... Details
When: February 27 – March 27, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Play-based language and literacy learning
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur, this course is NESA accredited. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy... Details
When: March 6–25, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: You're teaching Kindergarten? 2 - Reading
Presented by Robyn Wild.  Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation. Will you be teaching Foundation/Kindergarten in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/ Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 20 – April 10, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE High challenge interactive language
Presented by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies for small group interactive language and literacy experiences. There is a focus on play-based and hands-on experiences and authentic texts that build vocabulary, and support interpretive and evaluative responses to texts and the creation of written and multimodal texts. Practical strategies include language experience/digital language experience and a variety ... Details
When: March 25 – April 22, 2023
2023 ONLINE: Teaching with mentor texts
This course was previously called 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... Details
When: April 11 – May 16, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Going Meta-Enabling rich talk about writing
Presented and moderated by Professor Debra Myhill, and comprising 5 distinct modules, this comprehensive course looks at what is meant by metalinguistic understanding, how to plan writing lessons which foster understanding of language choices and how to generate metalinguistic talk in your classroom.

When: April 24 – May 29, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Supporting EAL/D students in our classroom 2
Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch, this course is NESA accredited. Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet... Details
When: May 1 – June 5, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: You're teaching Kindergarten? 3 - Writing
Creating writers in Kindergarten/Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2022? This a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: May 1–15, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Handwriting & keyboarding in the 21st century
Presented by Dr Noella Mackenzie, this course is NESA accredited.  Contemporary writing incorporates a variety of traditional, digital, multimodal, and visual literacy forms, with the written word still central to most texts. This course is NESA approved.

When: May 29 – July 3, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Supporting EAL/D students in our classroom 3
Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch, this course is NESA accredited. Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet... Details
When: June 12 – July 17, 2023
Where: Online
2023 ONLINE: Launching spelling through reading and writing
Presented by Robyn Wild. While most Kindergarten teachers don’t use formal spelling programs or include weekly Friday dictations into their literacy routines, the teaching of spelling is their core business. So, what are they doing? Join us while we see and hear how children are introduced to words, letters and letter patterns during shared reading and shared and interactive writing, and then use this information as they create their own... Details
When: July 17 – August 14, 2023
Where: Online