Professional learning

Teacher professional learning and collaboration are core elements in building knowledge, skills and practice for enhanced teaching of early years reading. Undertake learning that responds to your needs and that of your students. Consider the impact professional learning has on your teaching practice and the reading growth of students.

 

Webinars

The Literacy Hub is pleased to present a series of free webinars for Foundation-Year 2 teachers that will explore each of The Big 6, with the series culminating in an exploration of the science of writing. See below to register and find out more. Recordings of these webinars will be placed on the Literacy Hub at a later date.

4 May - The Big 6: a whirlwind tour

This webinar provides the foundational knowledge on which many of the subsequent webinars will build, as we explore the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of The Big 6. Presented by Kerrie Shanahan and Aimee Bloom. View the recording via the link below.

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25 May - Oral language development in the classroom

This webinar provides teachers with an overview of oral language development as well as practical strategies to assist students with the development of oral language skills. Presented by Amanda Macdonald. View the recording via the link below.

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21 June - Phonological and phonemic awareness: from theory to practice

This webinar for teachers explains these concepts, while also providing practical activities and strategies for use in your classrooms. Presented by Rebecca McEwan and Katie Edwards. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

27 July - The pedagogy of phonics and the role of decodable texts

This webinar provides teachers with practical ‘how to’ ideas and showcase a range of free resources that can be used with your students. Presented by Berys Dixon. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

25 August - The pedagogy of fluency

This webinar provides teachers with an evidence-based overview about the development of fluency, as well as practical ideas and free resources for use in your classroom. Presented by Lyn Stone. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

15 September - Supporting students’ vocabulary skills

This webinar explores the principles of teaching vocabulary and practical applications for the classroom. Presented by Susie Hillard. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly

13 October - Comprehension in a knowledge-building classroom

This free webinar provides teachers with a theoretical overview around reading comprehension and the importance of building background knowledge and vocabulary, and offers practical ‘how to’ ideas. Presented by Stephanie Murphy. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

16 November - The science of writing

This free webinar provides teachers with a theoretical foundation on how to teach writing and showcases free resources for use with your students. Presented by Mandy Nayton. A recording of this webinar will be available shortly.

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Evidence for Learning: Webinar series about turning evidence into practice

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MiniLit program for struggling year 1 readers: overview and evaluation

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Reading instruction: Sample initial teacher education (ITE) program outlines

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Effective reading instruction in the early years of school

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Read for your life!

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Watch this conversation with Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky.

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