How can we help?
Although we are firmly planted in primary education, we work with writers in many contexts, and with students from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of learning needs.
Let us come to you, ready to work in whichever way fits your school and best supports your teachers and students. We can overhaul your writing program or focus on specific aspects, whatever you need.
It could be model lessons and observations are most helpful, or working to develop writing leads within your school. Maybe an instructional coach or critical friend? The sky is the limit.
Professional Learning Courses
All About Writers offers five core professional development courses to build the knowledge of teachers and allow them to experience this pedagogy firsthand.
All courses are TQI approved and endorsed as NESA Registered Professional Development courses for maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation in NSW.
The five courses are:
The Essential Elements of the Writers' Workshop (3 hours)
Come along to a writers' workshop lesson, exploring ways to create a community of writers in your classroom context
The Qualities of Great Writing (3 hours)
The qualities of great writing start with great ideas and filter down to conventions. Unpack these qualities using mentor texts and writing samples, and look at writing with the eyes of a writer.
Unpacking the Writing Process (3 hours)
Writing is a process. Learn about this process, the skills inherent to it, and how to teach the process as a fellow writer within a class.
Writing Conferences: The Foundation of Assessment
A conference is a conversation between two writers with a predictable structure and routine. Observe, practice and head back to class fully equipped to conference.
Teaching Writers, K_6 (5 hours)
A holistic program which dips into each of the above aspects, including the workshop model, the qualities of great writing, the writing process, and conferencing.
Of course, we can tailor make any course according to the needs of your school. Just let us know what you need.