• English

Programming and Assessment, English, Using Backward Design

PL # 13312.
Starting on 21 Apr 2022
Cancellation permitted until 19/04/2022
For Members$40
For Catholic Members$55
For Non-Members$80
Registration Close Date 19/04/2022
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Registrations open to

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


Full implementation of the English curriculum can be accomplished as a result of this workshop as backward design programming is used with the achievement standards.


The holiday workshop will take participants through a backward design planning process that begins with goal setting utilising the achievement standards. The focus is on embedding explicit assessment practices throughout the unit of work so that informed decisions about progress and achievement can be made with authentic assessment data. The context will be English (P-10) and literacy but the workshop outcome of improved programming skills will be applicable to any learning area planning.


A light working lunch will be provided during the session


Please note: schools are encouraged and invited to contact AISWA to have this workshop take place in their school.


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 12:30


AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards