• Literacy

Brigthpath: Next Steps!

PL # 12259.
Starting from 23 May 2019 till 14 Jun 2019
Cancellation permitted until 09/05/2019

Event registrations closed on 16/05/2019

Description

Brightpath: Next Steps creates the opportunity to nurture and develop student’s writing skills through literature and a focus on language, storytelling, character and the creative process. The practical and hands-on program includes master classes in writing with established children’s authors, Frané Lessac and Mark Greenwood. Participants will leave the sessions with rich programs and approaches to the teaching of writing that will help guide students’ writing progress. 

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Presenters

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.

Dr Sandy Heldsinger

Brightpath

Dr Sandy Heldsinger is leading the introduction of the Brightpath assessment and reporting software in schools across Australia. Brightpath is an innovation approach to assessment and reporting, and is the result of over a decade of research at UWA to find a way of obtaining reliable teacher judgements.

Sandy co-ordinated the WA system-level assessments, has taught masters level course in educational assessment for a number of years and has led the development of  a wide range of resources, including reporting software, to support schools in using assessment to improve student performance.

Sandy was recently acknowledged as WA’s pre-eminent educational leader by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.

Segments

Day 1 - Mark Greenwood

Date / Time

23/05/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)
Suite 6, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

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

Day 2 - Frané Lessac

Date / Time

14/06/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA
Suite 3, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

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

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

Event Contact

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