Teaching Literacy in High School

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$450 +GST 

11 hours of elective PD 

Reading and writing are the two sides of the same coin because expression is a response to the texts, concepts and practical skills that you have taught in class. This course will frame literacy as the basic unit of learning. It is aimed at teachers from across the curriculum.

 In this course you will learn;

  • The difference between what students and teachers do in the literacy classroom;
  • Why literacy is the expression of thinking in your subject;
  • How we feel about literacy is at least 25% of the reading and writing process and what to do about it;
  • About the importance of locating, curating and understanding useful information as a stimulus to writing;
  • How to select relevant detail to support an argument as the foundation of literacy skills;
  • The ten features of expression we all want from students in our subject;
  • How to ask better questions about the development of thinking, reading and writing;
  • Teaching strategies to improve literacy skills of students.


Principles of effective PD

This course has been developed from the principles of effective PD and is delivered in a hybrid model of face to face and online modules.

  • One day live workshop (5 hours)
  • One online module Ten Writing Features We All Want (5 hours)
  • One hour zoom session report back session (1 hour)


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.



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