Talk 4 Writing 2 Day Workshop for Primary School Teachers / Tutors in Canberra, 27-28 June.

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Talk For Writing (T4W) is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

This NESA approved PD offers an overview of the T4W approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation.

The workshop addresses the use of T4W for both fiction and non-fiction.

Presented by registered psychologist Courtney McNally.

Courtney has extensive knowledge in the area of learning difficulties. She is a passionate advocate for Talk for Writing, and has found the program to be highly engaging and effective for students of all ages and abilities, including those students with learning difficulties.

Workshop will cover:

  • Planning: based on instructional needs of students at either a unit or whole-school level;
  • The “Three I’s” – Imitation, Innovation and Invention – The fundamentals of the Talk 4 Writing approach, by guiding students in a systematic, scaffolded way they develop their writing from dependence to independence.
  • Student skill development is promoted through effective feedback;
  • Accurate assessment of writing, assists in track students’ progress and guides teaching goals; and
  • Development of grammatical skills, with a focus on functional application of grammar in writing, through ‘warm-up’ games selected to meet specific instructional needs of students.


WHEN: 9am to 3.30pm, Thurs, 27 June 2019

9am to 3.30pm, Friday, 28 June 2019

WHERE: CANBERRA. Exact location TBA.


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COST:  Members – $410

Non-Member – $445

SPELD Tutor or Professional – $360

Morning tea and lunch will be provided each day.


NESA Approved

Completing this event will contribute 10.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Cancellation Policy

SPELD NSW is not required to offer refunds for professional development or other events.  A full refund will be offered if the event has to be cancelled.  Registration to events can be transferred to another event attendee.  Please advise us of any changes to event attendees.