• Literacy

How Language Works

PL # 12912.
Starting from 4 Mar 2021 till 24 Jun 2021
Cancellation permitted until 01/03/2021
PricingNormal
For Members$450
For Catholic Members$650
For Non-Members$900
Registration Close Date 1/03/2021
Register Now Limited Places Available

Registrations open to

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

Description

A comprehensive and innovative professional development program for educators seeking to extend their understandings about language and literacy

The program aims to:

  • make the workings of the language system explicit in order to appreciate the role language plays in constructing knowledge across all learning areas
  • build understandings about the patterned ways meanings are made within and across genres so that educators are able to develop students’ language resources to enable them to understand and produce those genres
  • enable participants to understand and use the differences between spoken and written language, both as a teaching and a learning tool
  • develop the ability to assess language explicitly and efficiently to support the learning of all students
  • promote a teaching and learning cycle that provides opportunities for an explicit focus on language as part of a rich learning environment.
     

The teacher development course incorporates group discussion, small group activities, classroom-based research and highly practical readings. It is designed to develop teachers’ understandings about language and literacy, using a functional model of language. A trained tutor (Pat) delivers 30 hours of face-to-face professional development in 10 modules which, when combined with module activities and readings, is equivalent to more than 50 hours of professional development for teachers and may be accepted as RPL in some university courses.

It is expected that teachers registering for this course will attend all five sessions

  • 4th March
  • 29th March
  • 29th April
  • 24th May
  • 24th June

 

Presenters

Patricia Kershaw (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Pat Kershaw is a Literacy/English Consultant and has been with AISWA since 2009. She has taught at primary, secondary (English) and tertiary levels and has been involved in many research projects within the university sector and within AISWA, with a focus on literacy in cross-curricular and collaborative projects, which model approaches that teachers can take in the classroom. Her main areas of interest are writing, grammar, oral language and literacy across the curriculum. She works with teachers of literacy and/or English from P-10, as well as principals and teacher teams across WA to support schools with literacy requirements.

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

4/03/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

Event Segment

Date / Time

29/03/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

Event Segment

Date / Time

29/04/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

Event Segment

Date / Time

24/05/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

Event Segment

Date / Time

24/06/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards