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

 The Teaching Writing Toolkit with Dr. Mark Tredinnick

Cornerstone welcomes Dr. Mark Tredinnick for his course The Teaching Writing Toolkit.

 Join us on Zoom on the 21st June 2021.

5 hours | $300 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

Cornerstone welcomes back Dr. Estelle Lazer for her course on Cities of Vesuvius.

 Join us on Zoom on the 24 May 2021 for all the latest updated information.

5 Hours | $360 per person + GST


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Cornerstone Teacher Learning20 hours ago
Some exciting news for all of you creative writing teachers out there.

Dr. Mark Tredinnick will be teaching The Teaching Writing Toolkit on 21 June 2021. And it will be accredited for 5 hours under the new interim arrangements.

Some of you might know Mark from The Little Red Writing Book fame - the most remarkably readable writing guide book out there!

For those who have seen Mark before, you will know the clarity with which he speaks about his craft and understand why he has built a reputation as a writing teacher over 25 years.

In 2020 Mark won the Order of Australia Medal for services to literature and education and we are so glad to welcome him to a Cornerstone course.

This is going to be something special, so click on the link below to register.


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Cornerstone Teacher Learning1 week ago
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