Quality Literature for Quality Learning K–6
Term 4 2011 - date TBA | 9am – 3.15pm |
Using a range of contemporary children's literature and drawing on classroom experiences, this workshop explores student engagement, deep understanding and deep learning to enhance learning outcomes. It explores the place of literature in the Australian Curriculum: English K–6, and considers questions around quality literature, critical literacies and the role of the arts in quality learning.
This workshop will be interactive and participants should come prepared to engage fully, have fun and take away a number of meaningful teaching and learning strategies. Participants are asked to bring at least one example of something they define as 'quality literature' with them.
Bill Spence is an honorary adjunct senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work and currently works at the Centre for Learning Innovation in the NSW DEC. Previously, in addition to teaching in Sydney primary schools, TAFEs and at universities, Bill has worked as a regional K12 English consultant, a district literacy consultant, has managed the State Literacy Strategy and implementation of the NSW Quality Teaching Framework, and has been president of the Primary English Teaching Association. Most recently, Bill has written 'Designing challenging reading strategies for students in the middle years' in Beyond the Reading Wars (Ed. Robyn Ewing), and has co-authored Language Works: Grammar in context, books 16, for Cambridge University Press.
and Professor Robyn Ewing
"The whole day was stimulating & enjoyable and gave me some good ideas ... plus resources."
"Lots of helpful ideas and strategies for engaging students."
"... refreshed (my) enthusiasm for implementing new ideas in the classroom."
The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus
Fees & Registration
$220 Individuals / $210 Groups from the same school (per person, GST incl.)
To register your interest in attending pending date confirmation, please contact Nina Goodwin.
Nina Goodwin | T: 02 9351 6329 | E:
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