Please note: this is a live session, and not a recorded webinar. Participants must be able to log on for the complete session at the advertised time/s in order to access the online workshop. This session is running from 8:00am - 2:30pm AWST / 11:00am - 5:30pm AEDT
You can’t write it if you can’t say it and you can’t say it if you haven’t heard it a lot! – Pie Corbett
Strong writing skills are fed by good reading habits. This one day Talk for Reading workshop looks at teaching reading comprehension in a clear and logical sequence following Pie Corbett’s Talk for Reading process. This process is based on whole class modelling and shared reading, as well as effective guided and independent reading practices, in order to examine and explore high-quality written texts.
This approach has been developed and piloted in schools in the UK and Australia and the workshop will demonstrate key activities and teaching methods that can be immediately adopted in classrooms. The day will also target developing children’s appreciation towards quality texts and the ability to become effective and skilful readers who can read and comprehend a range of texts with increasing independence.
Presenters: Susie Hillard and Wes Cutajar
Susie is a Primary and Secondary trained teacher, specialising in English and Social Sciences. She has worked in schools in both England and Australia, assisting to guide the implementation of Talk for Writing. Susie now works as a literacy specialist at DSF, providing training, consultation and mentoring to teachers, other professionals and schools in Talk for Writing. Susie is passionate about the TfW approach after seeing the incredible achievements from students in her own classroom and the impact it has on children’s reading and writing progress at all levels.
Wes is a DSF Talk for Writing trainer and primary school teacher. He is committed to using research and evidence-based approaches to improve academic outcomes for all students. Wes has worked in both specialist and classroom teacher roles from K-6, and has experience in technology-focused school contexts. Prior to joining the DSF Talk for Writing team, he worked effectively as part of School Leadership teams and as a curriculum coach improving teacher practice.
DSF Literacy Services has a ‘no refund’ policy. The exception would be when a Professional Learning Course had to be cancelled by the Foundation. All other requests for cancellation will be invited to re-register for another session. Late cancellation (less than 48 business hrs) will necessitate the Foundation deducting an administration fee of $25.00 and transferring the balance to another Professional Learning Course.