Masterclasses: 20 March 2018

Conferences & Expo: 21 - 22 March 2018

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre




Discover the best ways to improve the writing of students

Karen Yager
Deputy Headmaster 7-12 | Head of Student and Teacher Excellence K-12
Knox Grammar School


The latest NAPLAN results continue to demonstrate that the writing of Australian student is not improving. We all have the potential to be great writers yet too many students claim to be unable to write effectively. We need to ensure that we spend time immersing our students in the writing process as writing is a craft that can be explicitly taught and transformed into artistry. Students can write well when they have access to inspiring texts, are explicitly taught the skills and feel supported to take risks and be creative. The other important part of the process is empowering our students to own the learning and utilise self and peer feed-forward.


Who Should Attend?

Educators 5-12


Why Attend?

This workshop will provide strategies and ideas for how to support students to improve the craft of their writing. You will be immersed in inspiring texts, see how technology can enable our students to have the confidence to improve their craft and unleash their creativity, and explore a wide range of ways to improve the imaginative, analytical and persuasive writing. There will be opportunities to share ideas and develop further strategies together.


What to bring?

Pen, paper or laptop or tablet


8:30 | Arrival

9:00 | Commencement

9:00 - 10:30 | Session 1: Learning from the masters 

In this opening session we will consider a range of ways to engage students in the writing process, beginning with accessing inspiring texts and the skills of writing that we need to focus on.

10:30 - 10:50 | Tea & Coffee Break

10:50 - 12:30 | Session 2: Immersing students in the writing

We will explore and share a wide range of activities, approaches and strategies to immerse students in the writing process.

12:30 - 1:20 | Lunch Break


1:20 - 2:40 | Session 3: Using technology to improve the craft of writing

A range of ways to use technology to improve writing and foster creativity will be shared.

2:40 - 3:00 | Tea & Coffee Break 

3:00 - 4:15 | Session 4: The power of feed-forward to improve the writing 

We will consider how we can facilitate powerful feed-forward and self and peer feedback.

4:15 | Conclusion

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