Teaching writing K–6

Professional Learning Major Events - 2013 Archive

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Friday, August 16, 2013 | 9am–3pm
This full-day course begins by discussing examples of students' writing and the role that teachers may have played in their students' development as writers. We also discuss the question of reluctant writers. We will then clarify what needs to be taught to students K–6 to help them learn to write (writing processes, forms of writing, conventions and skills of writing, and writing strategies) and identify how that may be accomplished (through modelled, shared, guided and independent writing and reading). Lastly, we will examine closely one of the strategies (spelling) to see what this looks like in practice.

Robyn Wild has worked for the NSW Department of Education and Training as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, literacy consultant and senior curriculum officer in the Early Learning Unit. She works part-time at Macquarie University in the Education Faculty and the Institute of Early Childhood, and at the University of Sydney.

Past feedback
"Robyn is very informative, with great tips and information, she helps to make learning meaningful by giving us a chance to practice, discuss, and the videos helped make things more clear. "
"Thanks for a comprehensive, informative course. I love the games for engaging children during guided reading time."
"It was very worthwhile. Thank you for allowing me to look at comprehension in a different light."
"Thank you for great ideas that can be put into use easily. "
"Excellent presentation... Robyn is so animated, interesting and relevant – love, love, love her!"

Fees and enquiries
$242 per person (incl. GST)

Rachel Payne | T: 02 9351 8520 | E:

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development
This course is approved as 5 hours of Institute Registered professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of endorsement - all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards. NSWIT Course Code 2013OPL-RW4WS. Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number when you register if relevant.