• Literacy

Sharp Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction(BUSSELTON)

PL # 12453.
Starting from 17 Feb 2020 till 18 Feb 2020
Cancellation permitted until 12/02/2020
PricingNormal
For Members$125
For Catholic Members$155
For Non-Members$195
Registration Close Date 12/02/2020
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Registrations open to

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

Description

This course focuses on comprehension teaching through the GUIDED READING component of your reading program. It provides an efficient routine that gets results.

This workshop provides participants with:

• a knowledge of the skills employed by successful readers
• an explicit, transferable routine for comprehension instruction, that empowers students and simplifies the work of teachers
• a routine that acknowledges current brain research that reduces anxiety and frees up working memory to enable readers to improve their ability to construct meaning
• skills for recognising comprehension quality and addressing student needs through explicit teaching
• a clear learning pathway for the teaching of reading. 

Whether working one-to-one, in small groups, or with the whole class, this approach to reading comprehension instruction is simple and effective. Comprehending at a sentence level engages students in active reading and deepens their understanding of the text, motivating them to practise the reading strategies they need to succeed. Extensive research and classroom trials support its effectiveness as a guided reading approach that improves reading achievement.

Part 1 of the course begins with getting the Comprehension Strategy Instruction routine right, part 2 shifts the focus on data collection that informs explicit teaching.

  Resources:
• 12 months of online tutorials valued at $99 NZ 
• Twelve months of small step, at-your-own pace learning with weekly tutorials, video modelling and supporting 

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Principals, Literacy Leaders, Primary and Secondary Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants 

More Information

Presenters

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 ten 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). 

Jill Buckrell (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Jill Buckrell is a Literacy Consultant with previous experience as a teacher and school leader in both urban and remote schools. She has a strong commitment to improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students and has been involved in several major Indigenous Education initiatives in the past as a school principal in remote WA and the Northern Territory. Jill began work at AISWA as a literacy consultant in 2012 and is involved in a number of key professional learning initiatives including: Big Six, Hot Readers and Data Conversations to Target Instruction (literacy). She is also an accredited Sharp Reading presenter and manages the implementation of this program in Western Australia. Jill co-organises the annual Broome Conference for remote Aboriginal schools. Jill’s particular interest lies in the research, development and application of quality literacy strategies and opportunities for students who underachieve in literacy.

Segments

Part 1

Date / Time

17/02/2020
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00

Address

Cornerstone Christian College
2 Grace Court
WEST BUSSELTON WA 6280
Australia

Part 2

Date / Time

18/02/2020
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00

Address

Cornerstone Christian College
2 Grace Court
WEST BUSSELTON WA 6280
Australia

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

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