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Getting the BUZZ in our Writing Sessions!

 An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers of Years 2 - 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

We can maximize our teaching time in Writers Workshop by organizing for learning in a structured and manageable way. It is the structure that allows for flexibility and differentiation as we interact and respond to students. The key to this is an independent routine that helps students to self-regulate, as they learn how to reflect and help themselves throughout the writing process. If we want our students to develop these metacognitive strategies, we need a writing culture that encourages and supports this – how we give feedback to students is critical to a Writers Workshop.


  • What is the Australian Curriculum and current research telling us?
  • The beliefs underpinning how we organize for learning
  • Are we ‘doing writing’ or actually teaching the writer?
  • Introduction to Writers Notebooks – the key to an independent routine
  • Harnessing thinking from Inquiry units, Language Experience, Investigations
  • Structure of a Writing session – every minute is a treasure!
  • Establishing expectations and routines so writers are not dependent on the teacher
  • Classroom Resources that make a difference
  • The place of Focus Group Teaching – needs based
  • Importance of teacher monitoring – systems in place
  • Structuring conferences in a manageable way
  • Conferences are the key to improving writing – feedback that helps children to help themselves
  • How conferences vary from Year 2 to Year 6
  • A scaffold to help teachers prepare for conference

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar.

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!


 Register a Group & Save

Register 5 or more delegates and pay $180 per person

Seminar Program - AEST

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am 

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.00pm 


Seminar Date Thu 08 September 22
Fee $200.00
Location ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop