OUR COURSES

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Find out more about the courses we currently offer below

Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum  7-12

Whatever your subject area, we all want the same thing; students who can clearly communicate and support their ideas and arguments using detailed evidence and subject-specific language. This course is for teachers who want to build their confidence in teaching writing or for leaders who are supporting a writing intervention. 

‘Your seminar has been a real boost of inspiration – I am feeling very motivated about improving my teaching and determined to make a greater difference.’ – Coffs Harbour participant

NESA & TQI Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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Leading Writing Improvement in Your School 

In 2019, hundreds of teachers completed Cornerstone’s popular Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum course. Many were leading writing programs in their schools and while some were wildly successful, others started with a best guess and quickly stalled. This course is the result of the collective wisdom of those teachers, combined with two decades experience teaching writing and as a professional writer. With a thorough grounding in the practice, research and pedagogy of writing instruction, it will give you the leadership skills, writing tools and thinking habits to help teachers from across the curriculum believe that writing improvement is possible – in their subject.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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The Teacher Writer Workshop

Every teacher is a writer. In this nuts-and-bolts workshop, Brad Kelly will guide you through the process of producing a piece of writing from your subject area that will make you pin-it-on-the-fridge proud. Along the way, you’ll discover insights about writing that will make you a more effective teacher and – more importantly – make you into a teacher writer.   

 NESA endorsed | 5 hours  | $420 per person + GST

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Writing in Junior History

Senior history students are made in junior history – so stop starting from scratch every year. Writing in Junior History is a 5 hour NESA endorsed course that provides a clear path of writing skills from Years 7 to 10 that places historical sources at the centre of writing improvement. The course offers a thorough grounding in source analysis, building an argument and the nuts and bolts of writing in history.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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Writing in Modern History

Writing in Modern History is a workshop-based course that helps teachers build their capacity to teach writing in Year 11 and 12. The course will focus on helping you shift the weight of instruction to the historical thinking and sources before giving you the tips and tricks to help make student writing sparkle in Stage 6.

NESA Endorsed | 5 hours | $390 per person + GST

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Taking Another Look at Assessment 

The central purpose of assessment is to establish where students are in their learning. This course will help teachers build their capacity to accurately capture snapshots of student learning by using a series of lenses – the mid-shot, wide-angle and close-up – to strengthen their skills in summative, diagnostic and formative assessment practices. 

Online Course

NESA Endorsed | 6 Hours | $350 per person + GST

Face to Face Course

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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The Changing World Order 1945-2011

This Cornerstone online course helps teachers who are new to The Changing World Order build a course with a skills based approach. The course does not simply narrate the events of the post-war settlement and the post-Cold War and 9/11 world. It assists teachers to develop outcome and skills rich activities around the central concepts. In taking this approach, teachers will be supported to develop coherent, well-sequenced teaching programs that lead to clearer assessment tasks.

Online course

NESA Endorsed | 4 x two hour weekly modules – 8 Hours in Total | $420 per person + GST

Face to Face

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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The Cold War 1945-1991

This Cornerstone online course helps teachers who are new to the Cold War build a course or those wanting to refresh their courses with a skills based approach. The course does not simply narrate the events of the Cold War. It assists teachers to develop outcome and skills rich activities around the central concepts of the conflict. In taking this approach, teachers will be supported to develop coherent, well-sequenced teaching programs that lead to clearer assessment tasks.

Online

NESA Endorsed | 4 x two hour weekly modules – 8 Hours in Total | $420 per person + GST

Face to Face

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum with Dr Estelle Lazer

A Cornerstone Teacher Learning Special Event

CLUB YORK, SYDNEY 18 MAY 2020

NESA Endorsed | 5 hours | $395 per person + GST

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News and Features Writing in English 

News and features writing in English is one of the most enjoyable ways for students to learn the craft of writing. Not only does it develop skills in gathering, organising and judging the quality of information, it is also one of the most effective ways for students to develop a strong control of language.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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The Teaching Writing Toolkit

The Teaching Writing Toolkit is an intensely practical course designed for high school teachers that is structured around a series of activities, teacher takeaways and tools to help you address issues that emerge in writing in your subject.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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The Craft of Writing

In this course, David will take you through some of his feature articles from The Good Weekend, HQ or Australian Woman’s Weekly, as he brings the rubric to life in an inspiring journey through his career as a working writer.

NESA Endorsed | 5 hours | $390 per person + GST

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Teaching Literature to Inspire – Stage 4 and 5 English

Garry Hol leads teachers through a journey of literature that will inspire Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 English students. The popular presenter will take participants through the Stage 4 and 5 ‘Reading Room’ to pick extracts and literature that will engage and motivate students, and provide loads of tips and activities to help teachers develop classroom ready resources.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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Writing in Junior English

Too often the English department is tasked with the heavy lifting for writing improvement in the school. But the truth is, English has its own subject specific writing demands that require attention. Writing in Junior English is a 5 hour NESA endorsed course that provides a clear path of writing skills from Years 7 to 10 in English. This course will challenge your understanding of the nature of writing in the classroom and give you the tools you need to help students in Stage 4 and 5 write more effectively.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST

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