Talk for Writing: 2 Day workshop 122K

Monday 7 February 2022 9:00AM - Tuesday 8 February 2022 3:30PM

This two day workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction and covers:

  • Planning, both for a unit of work, based on instructional needs of students, and at a whole-school level;
  • The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Independent Application – which are the basis of the Talk for Writing approach and which allow students to move from dependence to independence in their writing in a systematic, scaffolded way;
  • Providing effective feedback to students in order to promote skill development;
  • Accurate assessment of writing, in order to track student progress and guide teaching goals; and
  • Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.

This workshop is suitable for primary school teachers. We also offer a Talk for Writing Early Years workshop for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary teachers.

Presenter: Toni Lang

 Toni-L.jpgToni is a DSF Talk for Writing Trainer and primary school teacher. She has worked as Curriculum and School leader in both metropolitan and regional schools implementing and supporting the development of evidence-based teaching programs. She is an advocate of Talk for Writing to engage and support students of all ages and abilities through explicit instruction of written composition.




 


Please note: Vaccinations are now a condition of entry at DSF

  • From Monday January 31st  2022, all visitors to DSF will need to check in via the Service WA App, which will identify vaccination status. Clients or visitors who have not downloaded the App can use an alternative means of evidence such as their digital certificate from myGov; the Medicare Express Plus Mobile App; or, a printed copy of their vaccination status plus ID.
  • This requirement is for all persons 16 years and over (including parents, students and any person accompanying a child).

Cancellations

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.
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