• English

Brightpath: Next Steps. Leading Innovative Teaching

PL # 13347
Starting on 23 Mar 2022
Cancellation permitted until 20 Jun 2022

Event registrations closed on 20 Jun 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

This PL has been cancelled


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 Gorman<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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 past-Chair of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, advocating for Australian authors and illustrators and working closely with the Australian Children’s Laureate.

Kerry Handley(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Kerry Handley<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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.

Penny McLoughlin

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.

Terms & Conditions


AISWA Professional Learning – In Person Event 

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In Person event conditions

  • Attendance records: Participants must sign-in on the day to confirm attendance. A member school can also view this data for their staff.
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  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
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  • Cancellation: Cancellation is without charge if prior to Cancellation Permitted date. Cancellations via this website. Late cancellations or failure to attend will incur full cost. Refer any issues to the Event Organiser. If AISWA cancels a PL Event, attendees will be notified by email and any payment will be refunded.
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Event Segment

Date / Time

23 Mar 2022 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • English

School Area

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