Teaching Writing in High School

Teaching Writing in High School2021-05-18T11:23:54+11:00

Teaching Writing in High School 

$450 + GST

10 hours of elective PD

Every teacher is a writing teacher because students write to express what they have learned in your subject. Whether students are writing in Science, English, Geography, PDHPE, History, TAS or any other subject, there are common features of writing and teaching writing in high school.

In this course you will learn:

  • The difference between what students and teachers do in the writing classroom;
  • The ten writing features every teacher wants from across the curriculum;
  • To ‘spot thinking’ rather than ‘mark writing’;
  • The three features of teaching writing that will simplify and redefine your approach;
  • To teach writing in the language of your subject;
  • To build writing rich activities without adding to your workload;
  • A collection of small changes in writing instruction which make a big difference and;
  • How to develop the flexibility to respond to the diverse range of student responses;

Principles of effective PD modes of delivery and hours

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 ‘Vocabulary that spots thinking’ (4 hours)
  • One hour zoom activity reporting and feedback (1 hour)

The online component is provided by The Writing Hedge.


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.


About Brad Kelly

Brad Kelly (MA Ed., BA. Comms and History, GradDipEd.) is the founder of Cornerstone Teacher Learning and The Writing Hedge. He has taught over 1,000 teachers how to teach writing in high schools across NSW and Australia. Brad spent 15 years in the classroom and curriculum leadership, before becoming a professional writer and professional development coach and mentor. He has written six history textbooks and writes professionally when he is not presenting.

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