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Writer's Notebook Inquiry Group 2017
Writing Workshop with 8-13 Year Olds
Year-long Collaborative Inquiry and Support for the teaching of Writing
Join a small group of like-minded educators from primary school settings to deepen your understandings about the pedagogy of Writing Workshop and the use of Writer's Notebooks. This Study Group is most suited to educators who have previously participated in our Introductory mini-courses and are seeking a community for support and fresh ideas.
What some 2016 participants have to say about their Writing Inquiry Group experience:
"The sharing of new ideas that others have tried and the tips from other educators to get over hurdles and to boost writing were so helpful. I felt comfortable and supported, knowing we are all wanting the same thing for the students in our care: to bring the best writing out of them, for them to see themselves as writers and to enjoy writing."
"The writing study group was an invaluable learning opportunity. It was wonderful to share ideas and be inspired by other teachers who are as passionate about writers workshop as I am. The group helped to answer questions and reassure that I was on the right track. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this learning journey and would highly recommend it to others."
The Study Group will comprise 2 modes for learning (face-to-face & online). It is focussed on educators supporting educators, rather than using workshop or presentation formats.
1. One Saturday Session (3 hours) in Adelaide each term. This will be led by Amanda Bartram, who has been faciliating the Introduction to Writer's Notebook Mini Courses, and respond to your questions and interests.
Term 1: Saturday 18 February
Term 2: Saturday 20 May
Term 3: Saturday 12 August
Term 4: Saturday 4 November
(dates are subject to change)
2. Private FaceBook page where you will be invited to share ideas, successes and ask questions of each other. Moderated by the team at Lisa Burman Consultants, who share articles, posts and other resources to support your pedagogy of Writing Workshop.
This year-long project will provide at least 25 hours of professional learning time if you access the FB page just once a week/fortnight. A Certificate of Participation, aligned to the Australian Teaching Standards, will be provided at the final Saturday Session.
Please note: payment is strictly by credit card via Eventbrite only. Tax invoices are provided immediately should you require reimbursement from your site. Manual invoicing is not available.
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Amanda Bartram is a passionate and innovative early years educator, who has been recognised by the Early Childhood Association of SA (EChO) at the World Teachers Day Awards in 2012. Amanda passionately holds the view that children are competent and capable – a belief which is reflected in her daily work with children, and her work with other educators. Just some of Amanda's areas of interest include Writer's Workshop, playful pedagogies, inquiry and creating engaging learning environments with children.