• Literacy

Adolescent Engagement Through Literacy

PL # 13263.
Starting on 11 Apr 2022
Cancellation permitted until 06/04/2022
For Members$40
For Catholic Members$50
For Non-Members$70
Registration Close Date 6/04/2022
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members


This workshop provides middle years teachers with practical and engaging literacy strategies that can be adapted across learning areas. The classroom activities are interactive and open-ended and designed to maximise student participation and success.

'Adolescent Engagement Through Literacy' is a workshop designed to give teachers a repertoire of open-ended classroom activities that maximise student engagement. These activities have been designed to support struggling students and also extend high achieving students. They also scaffold the learning for EALD students. 

Participants will receive a handout of the teaching strategies that they will be able to implement immediately into their teaching, learning and assessing program. This will include literacy activities that give more responsibility to the students in a more social and interactive way that raises the level of engagement. These teaching tools cover a range of oral language, reading, writing and also assessment approaches. Implementing these strategies will add rigour to your teaching as well as making it fun and energising for your students. 


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 12:30


AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

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