The 2018 program has concluded. The 2019 program will be announced soon.
Literacy in the modern classroom
Join fellow educators from across Australia to explore literacy in the modern classroom including activity based learning as a means to improve reading and writing outcomes for students and how coding literacy is a real thing!
The conference will be presented by experts from Griffith University & Victoria University who will deliver workshop style sessions providing educators with practical strategies to implement activity based learning and coding literacy in the classroom.
Registration – $88
Group bookings are available and all prices are inclusive of GST.
Please note: catering not included.
Speaker: Professor Beryl Exley
Deputy Head of School – Learning & Teaching, School of Education & Professional Studies
Co-convenor Educational Justice, Equity and Excellence (EDJEE) Research Group
National President, Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
9:30am – 11:45am
Playing with grammar for reading and writing
The session uses activity based learning to engage in eight activities to explore reading and writing of:
saying and thinking verbs
The activities are based on expert samples of children’s literature and participants will learn how to apply these activities to themes and texts currently being studied in your classroom. The activities are suitable for students in Foundation through the Junior Secondary Years, and are also suitable as literacy activities for ESL students.
Speaker: Professor Chris Walsh
Academic Director, Victoria University Online
Professor of Education College of Arts, Society & Education (CASE)
Vice President The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)
1:00pm – 3:45pm
Coding literacy as a real thing
The session will explore how teachers can include coding literacy, with and without technology, through hands‐on inquiry‐based projects for early years and primary classrooms. By the end of the session participants will gain an understanding of:
Coding as a type of literacy
How coding literacy supports children’s computational thinking
Strategies for teaching coding literacy without technology
Strategies for teaching coding literacy with robots
Strategies for teaching coding literacy with mobile devices and popular apps