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.
$420 + GST
Each course is capped at 10 participants to allow for authentic mentoring and participation.
The Teacher Writer Workshop is a course for teachers from across the curriculum that:
- Builds the capacity of teachers to write and teach writing.
- Gives teachers the tools to effectively write with choice.
- Helps teachers to identify what they want from student writing.
In this 5 hour NESA endorsed course you will:
- Discover that writers are made and not born – starting now.
- Produce 500-800 words in your subject area that will sparkle.
- Gain insight into why your own practice as a teacher writer will build your pedagogy, assessment and writing skills.
- Learn how to let the text do the talking and when to shut up and listen.
- Rethink where the weight of instruction should be in developing writing skills.
- Forget everything you’ve learned about structure and ‘correctness’
- Understand that writing is thinking and that clear thinking equals clear writing.
- Embrace the idea that writing is choice.
- Appreciate that the basic unit of writing is the idea – not grammatical rules.
- Develop the tools to massage your ideas into life on the page.
- Overcome page fright and walk away calling yourself a teacher writer.
About the presenter: Brad Kelly
Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd) is a teacher writer based in Wollongong, NSW. With over 15 years classroom experience, he is now a writing coach, teacher mentor and founder of Cornerstone Teacher Learning. Brad has written seven history books and countless articles. He has presented with TTA, HTANSW, Cengage Learning and Academy Travel. He spends his days putting his head together with teachers trying to work out how to teach writing more effectively through his popular course Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum 7-12. He thinks writing is a walk in the park compared to teaching writing and he is totally convinced that writers are made and not born.