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We are all teachers of writing: some tips on how to explicitly teach writing across all curriculum areas

Area of focus

Literacy

When

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Wed 15th Feb 2023

Where

Live Webinar

Who should attend

All teachers

Who is speaking

Suzie Keil
Being able to write well is a crucial life skill that can impact on a student’s educational outcomes and working life. One of the recommendations made recently by the Australian Education Research Organisation’s (AERO) report into declining student writing results, was to increase the focus on the teaching and learning of writing across the curriculum.

This practical webinar will explore the importance of teaching writing across a variety of learning areas in our schools.

It will highlight the positive impact of embedding explicit writing instruction in the content of the curriculum on student understanding, retention and knowledge. Links will be made to Version 9 of the Australian Curriculum where the Key Connections can be used to make meaningful links between English and other subject areas.

Finally, a couple of explicit writing exercises that can be used in any subject area from ‘The Writing Revolution’, by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler, will be highlighted as examples of what this might look like in practice.

What you will learn

  • Focus area 1.2: Understand how students learn
  • Focus area 2.1: Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
  • Focus area 2.5: Literacy and numeracy strategies
  • Focus area 3.2: Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
  • Focus area 6.2: Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Important information

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.

Registration Confirmation:

For any issues receiving your registration confirmation please check your spam/junk folder, for further assistance please email professionallearning@ist.tas.edu.au

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