Reading and Writing for Middle Years Syllabus Requirements
Friday 25 March 2011 | 9am3.30pm
National and international research consistently shows that students' learning plateaus in the middle years of schooling. One factor for this that teachers can readily address is the increased literacy demands of middle years syllabuses. This course will enable teachers to:
- articulate the reading and writing skills and understandings required by students to access content and achieve syllabus outcomes in their subject areas
- expand and enhance the teaching of the reading and writing required for learning in their subject areas, and
- use a range of strategies to support and develop students' reading and writing skills.
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 DET. 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.
The University of Sydney, Camperdown
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Fees & Registration
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$220 Individuals / $210 Groups from the same school (Fees per person, GST inclusive)
Nina Goodwin | T: 02 9351 6329 | E:
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