Upcoming Public Workshops

Mini Courses & Workshops

Mini Courses & Workshops

MATT GLOVER MASTERCLASS: PRIMARY
INCREASING ENGAGEMENT IN WRITING

ONLINE EVENT

Choice, in any area of learning, increases energy and engagement. In writing teachers often grapple with choice of topic, but less frequently consider choice of genre. Yet, choice of genre significantly impacts engagement, especially for reluctant writers.

In this workshop we will make the case for why choice of genre is crucial for writers.  We will then provide teachers with strategies and supports for including units of study that provide writers with choice of genre in their writing workshop.

Sat 13 June 2020
8.30am – 3pm

$150

MATT GLOVER MASTERCLASS: PRESCHOOL
NUTURING LANGUAGE COMPOSITION IN READING, WRITING & DRAMATIC PLAY

ONLINE EVENT

This Masterclass will have a Preschool focus, drawing on Matt’s work in “Already Ready”, “Engaging Young Writers” and “I Am Reading”.

When children create books, they are composing language.  They also compose language when they read unfamiliar books and use the pictures, rather than the words to read the book.  When teachers are aware of how children are composing language in each area, they often notice that language is more sophisticated one area or the other.

Sat 20 June 2020
8.30am – 3pm

$150

EFFECTIVE CONFERENCES WITH YOUNG WRITERS (PRESCHOOL – YEAR 2)

This is a follow-up workshop for those who have already participated in our Introduction to Bookmaking or Introduction to Writer’s Notebook Mini Courses.

In this workshop, Lisa will:

– Discuss the role and structure of writing conferences

– Demonstrate the importance of the ‘stack’ and recording proformas

– Support you to recognise and select possible ‘nudges’ 

– Model the ‘nudge’ or teaching point

Sat 27 June 2020
9.30am – 1pm

$80

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING WITH 3-8 YEAR OLDS – IN THE SOUTH

This Mini Course has a specific focus on working with 3 – 8 year old writers in Kindergarten and Early Years of School.

The Book-making approach to literacy values and honours children’s prior learning, their cultural competence and their dispositions for learning. It uses these to drive learning deeper and to create a culture of thinking, talking and noticing about books. It values the intellectual quality of mark-making as an essential component of being a writer.

Sat 8 Aug & Sat 5 Sept
9.30am – 3.30pm

$230

STORY TABLE & SMALL WORLD PLAY – IN THE SOUTH

This workshop will explore symbolic play and oral language as the roots of print-based literacy.

Reading and writing depend on the conceptual understandings, knowledge and dispositions that are developed as children play.

Story Tables are the perfect companion if you are also exploring the Bookmaking Literacy Approach! 

Saturday 8 August 2020
9.30am – 12pm

$50

INSPIRING MINI LESSONS & REFLECTION TIME

This is a follow-up workshop for those who have already participated in our Introduction to Bookmaking or Introduction to Writer’s Notebook Mini Courses.

In this workshop, Amanda will:

– Introduce the role and structure of mini lessons and reflection times during the Writing Workshop

– Share strategies for ensuring clarity, engagement and participation are optimised

– Show how effective mini lessons and reflection time relate to independent writing time, conferencing and publishing

– Share a way to plan for effective mini lessons that incorporate high impact strategies for teaching and learning

– Provide examples and demonstrations

Thur 13 Aug 2020
5pm – 6.30pm

$60

CREATING INSPIRING LEARNING SPACES – IN THE SOUTH

The places in which children learn reflect the images we hold of ourselves and the children we work with. This workshop will explore ways in which you can build an environment which is welcoming, warm and rich in potential for positive learning experiences. Develop an understanding of the environment as ‘the third teacher’ in this twilight workshop.

Saturday 15 August 2020
9.30am – 12pm

$50

LOOSE PARTS & BLOCK PLAY – IN THE SOUTH

Are you looking for a playful and engaging context for children to develop critical & creative thinking, strong learning dispositions, literacy AND numeracy? Loose Parts have inherent power for learning. During this twilight, you will be guided through a process you can use with your children – a way to introduce loose parts in a meaningful and connected way. 

Saturday 22 Aug 2020

$50

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WORKSHOP (BOOKMAKING & WRITER’S NOTEBOOK) – LIMESTONE COAST

This new model combines the existing Introduction to Bookmaking & Introduction to Writer’s Notebook Mini courses.  Amanda will introduce the philosophy behind Writing Workshop in Preschool and Primary School settings.

It will include introductions to “Making Books” and “Writer’s Notebooks” as two ‘containers’ for writing within the Writing Workshop.  This is an ideal workshop for teams to participate in together.  

Sat 5 Sept & Sat 19 Sept
9.30am – 3pm

$250

NATURE PLAY
– IN THE SOUTH

A strong connection to nature is imperative for all humans, and our natural world presents us with a myriad of possibilities for rich learning experiences. Join us in exploring ways to bring more nature into your learning space, and how to  take learning outdoors – making strong links between curriculum and the world around us.

Saturday 12 Sept 2020
9.30am – 12pm

$50

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