Improving Writing Outcomes Project 2024; PROJECT REGISTRATION PAGE
Area of focus
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue 31st Dec 2024
Hobart / Launceston
Who should attend
- Teachers from IST schools
- Literacy leaders from IST schools
Who is speaking
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION PAGE:
A once-a-term professional learning program and action research project that aims to build the capacity of literacy leaders and teachers, improve their practice, and increase the impact of their work on student writing outcomes.
IST have planned a sequence of systematic practical PL sessions to support teachers and Literacy Leaders to build their capacity and pedagogical knowledge in the writing domain, with the aim of improving student outcomes.
The project will run with 4 sessions being held over the course of the year.
The sessions will involve the participants having a small number of practical tasks to complete, with optional follow up visits to individual schools by one of our consultants for teacher support, coaching and sharing of practice.
People who attend will be expected to commit to the project for the year and will be required to purchase two recommended texts.
Links to the Australian Curriculum Version 9 will be provided throughout the course.
What will the course cover?
Recent research has found that student writing results have declined in Australia over the decade and many teachers have expressed that they do not feel confident when teaching writing.
One of the recommendations made by the Australian Education Research Organisation’s (AERO) report into declining student writing results was the need to allow teachers to access high quality and systematic professional learning opportunities in the writing domain.
The report also highlighted the need to prioritise writing instruction across all years of primary and secondary schooling, increasing the amount of time students spend both composing and receiving quality writing instruction.
Another recommendation made by the Australian Education Research Organisation’s (AERO) report into declining student writing results, was the need to ensure adequate sentence-level writing instruction across the primary and secondary years.
The report also recommended embedding grammar and punctuation instruction in meaningful writing tasks.
Recent research has highlighted the need for high quality professional learning options for teachers in the writing domain. Such professional learning should include building teacher knowledge about the qualities of good writing and explicit sentence level instruction.
To register for the Improving Writing Outcomes Project, please click the green 'register' button at the bottom of this page and follow the prompts.
What you will learn
This professional learning will include content that falls within the following AITSL Standards and/or the National Quality Standard:
AITSL FOCUS AREAS1.2
Click link below for a copy of the AITSL Standards:
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