Improving Writing Outcomes Project- Session 5 (North)

Area of focus



9:30 am - 3:30 pm Wed 1st Nov 2023


Tailrace Centre, 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside

Who should attend

Teachers from IST schools who attended previous sessions

Who is speaking

Suzie, Sarah and Jocelyn Seamer (TBC)
Recent research has highlighted the importance of using effective instructional techniques consistently and frequently in the teaching of writing (AERO Report into Writing and Writing Instruction, 2022) It has also highlighted the need to explicitly teach structure to students, providing subject specific instruction as required.

Session 5 will cover:

  • The importance of developing a whole school approach to establish consistency in curriculum and the teaching of writing.
  • How to teach structure/genre- through modelling, guided practice and exemplars, focussing on informational and persuasive writing.
  • An introduction to the Conventions trait
  • Some tips on teaching students how to structure paragraphs from the Writing Revolution
  • Follow up and sharing of practice from previous session
  • An opportunity for reflection and celebration

What you will learn

  • Focus area 1.2: Understand how students learn
  • Focus area 2.5: Literacy and numeracy strategies
  • Focus area 3.2: Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
  • Focus area 5.2: Provide feedback to students on their learning
  • Focus area 6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • Focus area 6.3: Engage with colleagues and improve practice

Important information

This is the final of a series of 5 practical and interactive sessions that aim to support teachers and Literacy Leaders to build their capacity and pedagogical knowledge in the writing domain. Participants will be given the opportunity to share how their writing instruction has developed /been altered through participating in the course.

Terms and Conditions:

All participants are required to individually register to attend this session. If you do not register for the event you will not receive a certificate of attendance.

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