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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: Intro to English language and sentence grammar
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: July 11 – August 15, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 1
NESA accredited. Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch.  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 the needs of... Details
When: August 1–29, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Attentive teaching of writing with mentor texts
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.

When: August 15 – September 19, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Advanced sentence grammar & 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: August 22 – October 5, 2022
Where: Online
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. It explores metalinguistic modelling of choices in writing and unpacks writing as a craft. Each module will involve reference to research and underlying understandings combined with a... Details
When: August 29 – September 22, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
NESA Accredited. Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. 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 learning. This course is NESA... Details
When: August 29 – September 26, 2022
Where: Online
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: September 1–30, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 2
NESA accredited. Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch. 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 the needs of... Details
When: September 4 – October 3, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting struggling readers
Presented and moderated by  Dr Kaye Lowe, author of For The Love of Reading and Writing The Future. This online workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling... Details
When: September 19 – October 17, 2022
Where: Online
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: September 19 – October 24, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Intro to English language and sentence grammar
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 5–31, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
NESA accredited. Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. 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 learning. This course is NESA... Details
When: October 10 – November 11, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 3
NESA accredited. Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch. 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 the needs of... Details
When: October 10 – November 7, 2022
Where: Online
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
Live seminar: Differentiated spelling teaching
Using systematic error analysis to inform a differentiated approach to teaching spelling.    A two-hour live, online seminar presented by Dr. Tessa Daffern. Spelling error analysis is a method of assessment that can be of benefit for screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic purposes. A systematic analysis of spelling errors can provide a wealth of information about a student’s phonological, orthographic and morphological applications in the context of spelling. This session... Details
When: November 9, 2022
Where: Live Seminar