The Science, Skills and Conventions of Writing

Monday 17 January 2022 12:00AM - Friday 21 January 2022 11:59PM

The Science, Skills and Conventions of Writing will be an exciting series of fifteen webinars designed to transform instruction and expand teacher knowledge just in time for the next school year. The focus of each session will vary but all will be evidence-informed, practical and designed to improve the written expression skills of students at both primary and secondary school.
Topics to be covered include:

  • Effective handwriting instruction and intervention;
  • The influence of drama on written expression;
  • Measuring student progress in both fiction and non-fiction writing;
  • Teaching students to write effective and powerful sentences;
  • The impact of cognitive load on written expression;
  • Instructional differentiation in writing;
  • An exploration of some of the resources currently available; and,
  • So much more!

Pie Corbett, Jenny Baker, Maria Richards, Susie Hillard, Dean Thompson, Mandy Nayton and Brooke Gray make up part of the impressive list of engaging and knowledgeable presenters - with more to be announced in the coming days and weeks. 

All sessions will be streamed on demand between the 17th-21st of January 2022. Additionally, they will be available for an extra two weeks enabling attendees to catch up or rewatch these transformative presentations.


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Frequently Asked Questions

When will each session be available? 
Each day, between Monday January 17th and Friday January 21st 2022, three webinars will be released. This will occur at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm WST. Once released, attendees are then able to watch the session at their preferred time. Therefore, by Friday 21st 6pm WST, all fifteen sessions will be available to stream. Attendees will then have an extra 14-days access to view or review any session.
 
What is the order in which the sessions will be available? 
A full agenda will be available towards the middle of December. 
 
Are the sessions downloadable? 
Unfortunately not. Sessions will be released between January 17th and January 21st, 2022 with ongoing access until Friday February 4th, 2022.
 
How long is each session?
Session times will vary; however, the average session time will be about 50mins.
 
How do attendees watch the sessions? 
The Science, Skills and Conventions of Writing 2022 will be available through a dedicated website and (optional) app. Attendees will be able to log in to view the sessions. No special software is required. Full details will be available towards the middle of December. All attendees will receive an invitation email to create their own login. 
 
 

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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