Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher

Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher2021-06-29T15:23:13+11:00

Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher

Welcome to the profession. Getting writing instruction off on the right foot is an important part of your teaching journey. After all, students need to be able to write what they know in your subject. Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher is a 5-hour course designed to help you navigate the path of writing improvement for you and your students. It will show you the mindsets you need to adopt and the skills you will need to learn to become strong at writing instruction.

Course outline

In this course you will learn;

  • The difference between writing and teaching writing
  • Stretching out what we mean by writing
  • Where to get the language of writing improvement in your subject
  • Why teaching writing in the classroom is different from other forms of writing
  • How to spot thinking rather than mark writing
  • How to build a path of growth
  • Tools to build your teacher capacity when it comes to writing instruction
  • How to train your assessment eye for writing
  • And much more

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Completing Writing Instruction for the Beginning Teacher before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum addressing standard descriptor 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

About the Presenter  

Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd Leadership) is an author and writing coach. He has 15 years of experience in the classroom and in curriculum leadership. He is fascinated by how teachers teach writing and how students learn to write. Brad spends his days observing, discussing and trying to understand insights into developing student writing. He has authored five modern history textbooks with Cengage Nelson including The Cold War 1945-1991 (2018), The World Order 1991-2011 (2018), Investigating Modern History (2018) and more. He has been a presenter at HTA NSW, TTA professional learning and consults schools on improving writing instruction. Brad is a tour leader with Academy Travel, and leads the Modern History teacher development tour to Germany and Russia. He reckons that teachers have got the hardest job in the world.

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