Upcoming Public Workshops

Mini Courses & Workshops

Mini Courses & Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO READING F-7 MINI COURSE

Are you interested in moving beyond children reading through a series of levelled texts?

Do you want to find ways to engage young readers in deep thinking about reading? 

Do you love teaching through a Writing Workshop approach and are curious about how this can be transferred to teaching children to be active, engaged readers?

This day is suitable for teachers working in Primary School settings. 

Saturday 8 & 29 February 2020
9.30am – 3.00pm

$230

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING WITH 3-8 YRS

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.

Saturday 15 February 2020
9.30am – 3.00pm

$230

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKMAKING WITH 3-8 YRS (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.

Saturday 15 February 2020
9.30am – 3.00pm

$230

INTRODUCTION TO WRITER’S NOTEBOOK MINI COURSE

This mini-course will introduce the philosophy behind Writer’s Notebooks and Writing Workshop and put particular emphasis on establishing a writing community from the beginning of the school year.

Participants will also learn some specific writing devices that are easy to teach and learn in order to improve the quality of writing. 

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

Saturday 22 February & 21 March 2020
9.30am – 3.00pm

$230

WRITING IN THE EARLY YEARS INQUIRY GROUP 2020 (BOOKMAKING)

Join a small group of like-minded educators from kindergartens and primary school settings to deepen your understandings about the pedagogy of Bookmaking and Writing Workshop.

This Study Group is most suited to educators who have previously participated in our Introductory mini-courses and are seeking a community for support and fresh ideas.

It will assume that you have already been using a Bookmaking pedagogy with young writers. 

$350

INTRODUCTION TO WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CO-EDUCATORS

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.

Wednesday 25 March 2020
9.00am – 11.30am

$70

BEYOND A LABEL – REIMAGINING LEARNING DIFFERENCES

This conference seeks to ask some BIG questions about the educational opportunities we offer for children with learning differences (AKA disabilities, special rights, additional needs).

Join our three guest speakers for a day of inspiring stories, big questions and rich dialogue as we seek to honour the voices of the child, the family and the educator.

Saturday 9 May 2020
9am – 3.30pm

$160

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 9 May 2020
9.30am – 12pm

$50

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 23 May 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 6 June 2020

$50

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 20 June 2020
9.30am – 12pm

$50

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

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