• Literacy

Adolescent Engagement through Literacy Online Course

PL # 12640.
Starting from 27 May 2020 till 17 Jun 2020
Cancellation permitted until 24/05/2020

Event registrations closed on 27/05/2020

Description

Adolescent Engagement through Literacy is an online course 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. 

The course is a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, that is, short sessions where participants come together online, in addition to set tasks where people work at their own rate in their own time. The four synchronous sessions reflect the 4 topics of:
1.  Engaging, open-ended tasks
2.  Assessment 4 Learning
3.  Scaffolding Writing
4.  More open-ended tasks
Participants will be shown 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. 

Once registered, participants will be contacted and receive information about access to the Microsoft Teams channel.

 

More Information

Presenters

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 ten 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). 

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

27/05/2020
Starts: 15:45
Finishes: 16:30

Address

Webinar - Online Only
41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

N/A - Online Only

Event Segment

Date / Time

3/06/2020
Starts: 15:45
Finishes: 16:30

Address

Webinar - Online Only
41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

N/A - Online Only

Event Segment

Date / Time

10/06/2020
Starts: 15:45
Finishes: 16:30

Address

Webinar - Online Only
41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

N/A - Online Only

Event Segment

Date / Time

17/06/2020
Starts: 15:45
Finishes: 16:30

Address

Webinar - Online Only
41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

N/A - Online Only

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards