In-House Workshops

Designed & tailored to your particular context and vision

Workshops provide education communities the opportunity for collaborative learning, for challenge and for inspiration to engage in pedagogical change.

Effective Workshop Learning

Workshops most effectively facilitate professional learning when they:

  • are planned with each specific context’s vision and goals in mind
  • are interactive
  • connect theory with learning and teaching practice
  • support participants to reflect and apply learning to their own context
  • provide pedagogical challenge alongside supporting strategies to embrace it
  • inspire with stories from real learning and teaching contexts
  • provide participants with time to talk and learn with each other

Context is Essential

Like all aspects of Professional Learning Projects, workshops are designed for the unique context of your educational setting.

They are not “pre-packaged”.

Conversations about your community’s context, vision and goals are held to inform the design of any workshop.

Examples of Workshops

Examples purely for illustrative purposes. Any workshop would be designed and tailored to your particular context and vision.

Playful Pedagogies

Play is not just a time of the day but a way of engaging in learning. Takes the principles of play and interprets them for many areas of learning. 

Pedagogy of Listening

Create a culture of learning through dialogue and a cycle of reflective listening- with all age groups of learners.

Play is Learning

The compelling research about how essential play is to learning & wellbeing, in areas including literacy, numeracy, executive functioning and learning dispositions.

Word Study

Create a culture of curiosity about words. Teach a wide repertoire of word knowledge: etymology, phonology, morphology and orthography through inquiry, investigation and close study.

Comprehension Strategies

Extending children’s critical thinking and metacognition when reading, viewing and listening.

The Craft of Writing (F-7)

Learn ways to engage children in improving the quality of their writing for a variety of purposes.

Introduction to Bookmaking

This is what many children call Writing Workshop in preschools and early years of primary school. Learn how to help our youngest writers to have strong writing identities and learn ways to write for different purposes.

Introduction to Writer’s Notebooks

Explore how a Writer’s Notebook can engage young writers to feel empowered and take ownership of their learning in Writing Workshop.

Blocks! Blocks! Blocks!

An essential part of preschool learning, but where have they gone from Junior Primary? Explore the power of block construction in early learning.  

Children as Researchers

An introduction to inquiry-based learning and ways to facilitate an emergent curriculum with young learners. Children and teachers work as co-researchers, delving deeply into concepts and big ideas.

The Untapped Potential of Everyday Materials

Use everyday found and natural materials to ignite curiosity, exploration and discovery with young learners.

Powerful Conferences

Get the most of your Reading and Writing Conferences: the time where learning is targeted and differentiated and feedback is specific and timely.  This workshop can be modified for preschool and all years of primary (elementary) school.

Story Tables & Small World Play

Connecting language, literacy, dispositional and intellectual learning intentions through playful learning contexts.

“Lisa has shown me how to welcome complexity and become a risk-taker,
the importance of listening closely and how to create a classroom of hope.”

Peggy Lang 
Teacher, New York

0411 260 972


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