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Seminar: Watch Online or On Demand
Supporting our high school students to write - something, then more!
Presenter Dr Samantha Hornery
Education Manager and Product Innovation, Learning Links
Are your teenage students struggling to write a cohesive paragraph in class and exams, staring at a blank piece of paper? Does your class spend the period “writing” and end up with only a few lines, or way too many lines that have very little structure? We measure our students’ performance after 13 years of formal schooling with an array of written formal exams. This is a lot of writing! To write an essay or extended response, your students need to write a collection of paragraphs (well sequenced) and those paragraphs need to include well-constructed sentences. For many high school, the challenges can be traced back to the single sentence level – but there are so many ways you can support them to experience success. When your students struggle to write extended responses or essays they are unable to show you what they have learnt in your class. There’s got to be a better way for them. In this seminar Sam will provide information and strategies to: • identify the sub-skills needed for writing in the Simple and Not-So Simple Views of Writing for high school students • pinpoint where your older students will likely experience difficulties • include short writing tasks into the school day to build a writing habit • develop writing scaffolds for all subjects to facilitate independent writing, and • incorporate technological supports to facilitate writing where needed.
Date Tue 20th September 2022

Registration: 9:45am

Seminar: 10:00am-12:00pm (Including question time)
Location Online and Zoom Seminar
Contact Phone: 02 9806 9960  Email: info@ldc.org.au

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Seminar (Member): $35
Seminar (Non-Member): $70
Seminar and NEW Individual Membership (until Wed 31st May 2023) $68
Seminar and NEW School Membership (until Wed 31st May 2023) $85
School Video Link (Members) $350
The School Video Link option is designed for schools to show staff the video link in a staff meeting situation (for one viewing only). Please contact the office for further information about this option.
2 registrants permitted @ member rate per Individual Membership (Member + Guest).
6 staff permitted @ member rate per School/organisation Membership
Refund of fees, less 30% administration, will be available up to 14 days prior to conference commencement. No cancellations accepted later than 14 days to conference.  Substitute delegates welcomed at no extra charge.

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