• English
  • Literacy

Brightpath: Next Steps - Train the Trainer (By invitation only)

PL # 13154.
Starting on 3 Sep 2021
Cancellation permitted until 27/08/2021
For Members$50
For Catholic Members$50
For Non-Members$50
Registration Close Date 27/08/2021
Register Now Limited Places Available

Registrations open to

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


This one-day Brightpath: Next Steps Train the Trainer Workshop is designed to provide past participants with all the materials needed to run the training in their school.

The three sessions will cover.

Session One: Focus on words

  • The role of literature
  • Powerful writing
  • Resources for teachers

Session Two: Focus on images

  • Author /illustrator advice
  • Making links with images
  • Resources

Session Three: Action research

  • Case studies
  • Leading curriculum/ making a difference


Kerry Handley (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Kerry Handley is a Literacy Consultant with many years of experience. She has worked in the WA education system as a classroom teacher, K-7 district coordinator and a consultant. Before joining AISWA, in 2012, Kerry was part of the team that reconceptualised and wrote the First Steps 2nd Edition resource and associated professional development. In this role she presented to educators around the world and spent four years living in the USA. She is one of the presenters of the Sharp Reading program and has a particular interest in assisting teachers in remote aboriginal schools.

Kerry has a Masters of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma of Teaching. She is passionate about helping improve literacy outcomes for all students.

Ron Gorman (AISWA Staff)

Deputy Director

Ron is Deputy Director of AISWA. He has extensive experience in teaching and leading a diversity of schools in WA and Victoria.  Ron manages innovative programmes and university partnerships for AISWA. He is a member of the Global Educators Leaders Partnership and has been awarded Fellow of Australian Council of Educational Leadership (WA). Ron is also Chair of the Australian Children's Literature Alliance working closely with the Australian Children's Laurette.

Penny McLoughlin

Penny loves reading and is passionate about using literature to enrich children’s lives. She has had the privilege of working in a variety of roles as an educator and consultant in Western Australian schools and institutions. She is currently an Associate Principal working part-time in a secondary school. Penny’s extensive experience in curriculum development for English and Literature; her teaching;  her work with teachers and school improvement; her love of reading and her experience as a Literacy consultant has informed the production of the Brightpath Next Steps materials.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:30


AISWA Training Room Suite 1
Suite 1, 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

  • English
  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Primary (P-6)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Leadership

Event Contact

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