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Adelaide Mini Courses & Workshops

lisa burman

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING
3-8 YEAR OLDS

Hosted by Katie Ashmead and Mimi Hayward

Early Childhood Educators understand that young children bring with them a wealth of literacy understandings and competencies as they begin Kindergarten and Reception. 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.

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

Sat 22 May & Sat 19 Jun 2021
9.30am – 3pm

$250

lisa burman

INTRODUCTION TO WRITER’S NOTEBOOK

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

This mini-course is most suited to educators working with young writers in Years 3-7.

We have supported many schools to create a whole school approach to the teaching of writing, through a Writing Workshop approach that begins with the Bookmaking and introduces Writer’s Notebooks at around the Year 3 mark. The pedagogy is the same – only the ‘container’ for the writing changes. So, if your EY writers are already making books, this is the perfect next step to stretch them in Middle and Upper Primary. 

Sat 22 May & Sat 19 June
9.30am – 3pm

$250

Limestone Coast Events

lisa burman

BUILDING PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS THROUGH PLAY

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

Phonological Awareness has been shown to impact later reading success for children. Early Childhood Educators can support the development of Phonological Awareness in the early years through creating intentional opportunities for developing sound discrimination, syllable awareness, rhythm & rhyme, alliteration and oral blending & segmenting – all through playful games, songs and rhymes. 

We feel strongly that the best way to support young children’s development is to harness the potential in their natural ways of learning – through joyful play and connection with others.

Wed 3 March 2021
4.30pm – 6.30pm

$120

lisa burman

USING STACKS POWERFULLY IN WRITING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

Are you using ‘stacks’ in your Writing Workshop? Would you like to use them with maximum effect? Stacks can be incredibly powerful – for use in Writer’s Meetings (Mini Lessons) and conferences with young writers BUT ESPECIALLY in the immersion phase of a Spotlight Study.

Come and explore how to get the most from your stack and how to use it to empower young writers to ‘read like a writer’ and energise their own writing!

Thur 4 March 2021

4.00pn – 6.00pm

$60

lisa burman

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

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

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 6 March & Sat 29 May 2021
9.30am – 3pm

$250

lisa burman

CHOOSING AND USING THE NUDGE

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

We all know that the most effective teaching in Writing Workshop happens during individual conferences with young writers. Most of us also know that the most challenging part of conferences is deciding the teaching point (nudge) and then teaching it effectively.

Join us in this workshop as we review the parts of a conference; practice identifying possible teaching points (nudges) for young writers; plan and effectively ‘teach’ into the writing, using mentor texts from professional, teacher and student writers and explore conference documentation.

Sat 15 May 2021
9.30am – 12.00pm

$60

lisa burman

EMBRACING THE CHALLENGES IN WRITING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

The Writing Workshop pedagogical approach to teaching writing is effective, fun and motivating for young writers – usually from the very first mini lesson! However, some of our young writers experience challenges in engaging with the workshop model – and educators are called upon to think differently, extend our repertoire of strategies and provide scaffolds in new and diverse ways.

Mon 31 May 2021

4.30pm – 6.30pm

$60

lisa burman

MOVING ON UP – FROM BOOKMAKING TO WRITER’S NOTEBOOK

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

Writer’s Notebooks are the logical ‘next step’ for young writers who have flourished with the Bookmaking approach to teaching writing. In many ways, the transition from one to the other is a change of ‘container’ for the writing… the pedagogical approach remains the same. Educators do, however, have questions about moving from Bookmaking to Writer’s Notebook, and in this workshop you will have the chance to:

> Think about when and how to move young writers from Bookmaking to Writer’s Notebook

> Consider the practical implications 

> Explore the possibilities 

> Develop some strategies for ensuring that your young writers have agency in this process and remain engaged and motivated

Tue 1 June 2021
4.30pm – 6.30pm

$250

lisa burman

CHOOSING AND USING THE NUDGE

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

We all know that the most effective teaching in Writing Workshop happens during individual conferences with young writers. Most of us also know that the most challenging part of conferences is deciding the teaching point (nudge) and then teaching it effectively.

Join us in this workshop as we review the parts of a conference; practice identifying possible teaching points (nudges) for young writers; plan and effectively ‘teach’ into the writing, using mentor texts from professional, teacher and student writers and explore conference documentation.

Mon 23 August 2021
4.30pm – 7.00pm

$60

lisa burman

FINDING THE WORDS – EXPLORING THE LANGUAGE OF WRITING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

By popular demand we have created this workshop for educators and co-educators working with Bookmaking and Writer’s Notebooks! 

In this workshop, we will explore language and terminology relating to:

> the processes of Writing Workshop

> crafting and editing of writing

> positive ways of conferring with young writers

> communicating with families about Writing Workshop

Thur 26 August 2021

4.30pm – 6.30pm

$60

lisa burman

CO-EDUCATORS INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Amanda Bartram

Teachers and children rely on co-educators (ECWs, SSOs, PSWs, BSSOs) as they embrace the wonderful messiness that is learning. This is never more apparent than in Writing Workshop when ‘just right, just in time’ learning happens every day!

We have developed our Co-educators’ “Introduction to Writing Workshop” with just this in mind.

Fri 27 August 2021
9.00am – 3.00pm

$150

Online Events

lisa burman

TAKING AN INQUIRY STANCE IN WRITING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Kath Murdoch, Matt Glover & Lisa Burman

What does it mean to bring an inquiry stance into a Writing Workshop?

How can our intentional teaching invite and activate the thinking of young writers? 

How can we tap into the curiosity of young writers as a springboard for their learning?

We know many educators are also curious about these questions – because you ask us about them all the time! 

This professional learning opportunity might be a little different to the workshops and webinars you’re used to. Rather than just providing three slide presentations, each speaker will share some ‘food for thought’ around a question – a provocation for our thinking. Then Kath, Matt and Lisa will be in conversation with each other about this idea – all for you to eavesdrop on!  You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your questions and share your ideas throughout the day. We’ll all be in the Chat Room, responding to these and connecting the ideas with you. 

Sat 20 March 2021
9.30am – 2.30pm

$100

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