Thank you for visiting Cornerstone Teacher Learning.

Our professional learning courses are designed around one core principle: there is a difference between what teachers do, which is teach writing, and what students do, which is write.

We think understanding that difference is the bedrock of writing improvement that works.

Like you, we’re on an improvement journey. We regularly update our courses and create new ones in response to what we have learned from you. You are welcome to check back regularly for updates or new courses.

We are also excited to announce our new subscription service Writing Improvement Unlimited. We wanted to create something that would allow us to join your literacy team and stay the course.

Look around at our course offerings and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Chat soon.

Founder and presenter
Brad Kelly

Popular Courses

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 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.

5 hours | $330 per person + GST 

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.

5 Hours | $330 per person + GST 

Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum with Dr Estelle Lazer

A Cornerstone Teacher Learning Special Event

Zoom Webinars on 16th & 17th November 2020

5 Hours | $360 per person + GST


Our Presenters

Brad Kelly
Founder and Presenter


Garry Hol


David Leser


Dr Estelle Lazer


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Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning2 weeks ago
Interesting sliding door moment for Jeff Bezos in the classroom.

"... that was an important moment for me, because that was the very moment when I realised I was never going to be a great theoretical physicist."
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning1 month ago
We're preparing for some big changes at Cornerstone in 2021.

We've moved into our new offices and have expanded our staff and offerings. As well as Brad and Isabel, Ally has now joined our team to do admin and content production.

At Cornerstone, we'll continue to deliver face to face professional learning and school consulting in 2021 as soon as NESA's new requirements are announced.

We're also launching The Writing Hedge, an online micro-course offering that allows you to get bite-sized professional learning opportunities for teaching writing in 30 minute, 1 hour, 2hour and 3 hour blocs.

We not only teach writing - we're writers. Our The Pencil and Pad brand has written for over 20 industries, but since education is our 'thing' we've expanded into brand refreshes and content for school websites.

We're excited about 2021 and, like you, look forward to putting our 'Covid-year' behind us!

#writing #teachingwriting #allthingswords
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning2 months ago
Last course for the year today with a great group doing 'Leading Writing Improvement at Your School'. We survived our Covid-19 year and we look forward to releasing some new courses in 2021 and meeting some of you face to face again. - Brad.
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning2 months ago
We had a great time with Dr. Estelle Lazer this week. She will be on radio 2GB this evening discussing a new find at Pompeii over the last week. - Brad
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning2 months ago
Final preparation for our Cities of Vesuvius seminar for next Monday and Tuesday.
Make your way to our website for the few regos left...
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning3 months ago
Our course Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher has sold out.

We have put up another date on the 10 November for those of you who have missed out this time.

Click on the link to register.


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