Hawker Brownlow Education

Adrienne Gear will be presenting at the
16th Annual Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne.

FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019
Session 1: Reading Power: Linking Thinking to Reading
Learn new reading skills – decoding and comprehension.
Practise comprehension instruction.
Learn new comprehension strategies: Connect, Question, Visualise, Infer, Transform.
Understand metacognition.
Practise gradual release of responsibility.
Determine levels of understanding text.
Develop a common language of thinking in your classroom and school.
   
Session 2: Going Deeper with Reading Power
Practise comprehension strategies.
Understand metacognition.
Practise explicit instruction and teacher modelling.
Learn strategies for enhancing understanding.
Learn about literacy for primary year levels.
 
Session 3: Writing Power: Effective Writing Instruction and Assessment
Understand primary writing instruction.
Discover a process-driven approach to writing.
Assess writing – conferencing, coaching and goal-setting.
Practise explicit teaching and modelling.
Develop writing goals, routines and skills.
SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019
Session 1: Writing Power: Effective Writing Instruction and Assessment (Repeat)
Understand primary writing instruction.
Discover a process-driven approach to writing.
Assess writing – conferencing, coaching and goal-setting.
Practise explicit teaching and modelling.
Develop writing goals, routines and skills.
   
Session 2: Nonfiction Writing Power
Learn about writing information – primary school and the middle years.
Explore six nonfiction writing structures: Description, Instruction, Persuasion, Explanation, Comparison, Biography.
Practise explicit teaching and modelling.
Link nonfiction writing to learning areas.
 
Session 3: Nonfiction Reading Power
Explore nonfiction reading strategies: Zoom In, Determine Importance, Connect, Question, Infer and Transform.
Understand different levels of understanding informational texts.
Learn to “re-tell” vs “re-think” information.
SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
Session 1: Reading Power in Action
Understand metacognition.
Explore comprehension instruction.
Apply comprehension instruction.
   
Session 2: Powerful Understanding: Deepening Understanding of Self, Others and the World
Explore the Critical Thinking model.
Discuss social–emotional learning.
Deepen your understanding of self, others and the world.
 
Session 3: Simple Story Structures
Learn about simple story structures: Walking, Event and Climbing.
Understand character development.
Practise dialogue.
Discuss effective beginnings and endings.
 

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