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Writing across the curriculum:
Improving student outcomes (Years 7-12)

9am - 3pm, Friday 20 September 2019
Two Sisters, 135B Goodwood Rd, Goodwood


This is a new course and will suit teachers of all subjects and site-based Literacy leaders interested in developing new classroom strategies  and school approaches to writing improvement.


This workshop is designed for teachers of Years 7 to 12 who wish to:

  • learn more about the processes of the writing cycle and developmental stages of writing, especially for secondary school students
  • integrate strategies so that students will engage with and use subject-specific vocabulary in oral and written products
  • teach students how to move from written description and explanation to higher-order analysis, evaluation and reflection
  • consider command terms and the clarity of task design for written assessment
  • develop scaffolds to support subject-specific text types and build cohesion and credibility
  • consider how contemporary research can inform the teaching and learning of increasingly sophisticated writing skills.

During the workshop, you will

  • Work with a small group of teachers (a maximum of 12)
  • Articulate the priorities for your campus or classroom, and the demands, challenges of goals for improving student outcomes
  • Consider the latest research regarding effective teaching and learning of writing across the curriculum
  • Explore the use of the ACARA National Writing Progressions for mapping and planning student writing improvement
  • Review or 'renovate' at least one writing task and rubric to engage and support student success
  • Develop flexible strategies to use with your students across all levels of confidence and previous success as writers
  • Have access to materials online during the day, and to share with your faculty until the end of Term 4, 2019.

Teachers of all curriculum areas are invited. The workshop may be particularly useful if two teachers from the one school attend together, and please note the discount offered in this case. It is not necessary for teachers booking together to be in the same learning area at their school.  Dr Rosie Kerin has designed and will facilitate the day. Please see Rosie's bio HERE.

9am- 3pm, Friday 20 September 2019.  Please be ready to commence on time so that we can finish at 3pm.

Venue and Catering

  • We will have exclusive use of Two Sisters Food and Wine
  • You can expect a morning tea or coffee and fruit on arrival, as well as delicious morning tea and lunch.
  • When you register, you will be asked to let us know if you are vegetarian, vegan or have dietary intolerances.
  • Three-hour parking is available along Gilbert Street (running between Two Sisters and the Capri Cinema) or if you park a street or two to the east of Goodwood Road you will find some all day parking.

What to bring:

  • A charged laptop or tablet
  • Two to three examples of writing assessment tasks prepared for students you teach
  • Two or three examples of writing produced in response to one or more of those tasks. Please remove any identifying features so students will remain anonymous.

All bookings must go through this TRYBOOKING SITE and will be processed in order of receipt

  • $245 for one teacher, or 
  • $460 for two teachers booking together from the same school.