• English

Brightpath: Next Steps. Leading Innovative Teaching

PL # 13208.
Starting on 8 Dec 2021
Cancellation permitted until 01/12/2021
For Members$250
For Catholic Members$275
For Non-Members$300
Registration Close Date 1/12/2021
Event registration is Full Join Waiting List


Brightpath: Next Steps creates the opportunity to nurture and develop students' writing skills through literature and a focus on language, storytelling, character, and the creative process. 

This PL gives school leaders and aspiring leaders the unique opportunity to work with fellow professionals to improve children and young peoples' writing and reading.


This Train the Trainer course provides all the resources to engage staff to use quality literature to invigorate, stimulate, and explicitly teach students to write engaging stories.

The action research aspect of the course allows you to demonstrate leading teaching and learning; developing self and others and leading improvement, innovation, and change.

Your school needs to be using the Brightpath Narrative Ruler in order to gain maximum benefit from this course.

All materials will be provided for you to easily conduct the sessions in your school.


Walk away with a package that includes:

  • 6 quality literature texts
  • 13 resource booklets
  • video interviews and copies of 3 case studies(which can easily be replicated at your school)
  • video interviews with leading Australian authors - Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac
  • all slides, presenters' notes, and resources.
  • access to ongoing support.


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

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership

AITSL Standards