Courses presented by The University of Sydney in partnership with the Centre for Professional Learning

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle Years: Meeting Syllabus Requirements in Stages 3 and 4

Research consistently shows that students’ learning plateaus in the middle years of schooling. One factor for this, that teachers can readily address, is the increased literacy demands of middle years syllabuses. This course enables teachers to:

  • articulate the reading and writing skills and understanding required by students to access content and achieve syllabus outcomes in their subject areas;
  • expand and enhance the teaching of the reading and writing required for learning in their subject areas;
  • use a range of strategies to support and develop students’ reading and writing skills.

Target participants: Teachers working in stages 3 and 4 who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the reading and writing learning for their subject areas.


Date: August 21, 2015 — Surry Hills

Date: October 14, 2015 — Blacktown

Teaching Creatively in Primary Classrooms

Through a series of concurrent practical sessions, this interactive workshop will explore how quality arts experiences can be integrated across the primary curriculum to enhance children’s educational outcomes. All participants will have the opportunity to experience all sessions on the day, and all activities can be easily adapted for use in the classroom.

Some of the day’s activities will draw from valuable resource texts written and edited by our presenters. We will endeavour to have copies available for purchase on the day at a discounted rate.

Target participants: Teachers K–6

Cost: $150

Date:August 26, 2015 — Surry Hills

Date:October 21, 2015 — Blacktown

Australian Curriculum: Preparing to Implement the New Science K–6 Syllabus in 2014/2015

The national Australian curriculum in Science is in the process of being implemented in NSW through new syllabuses developed by the Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES). In NSW primary schools, implementing the new K–6 syllabus was optional in 2014. From this year, the new syllabus will replace the old across all year groups.

This one-day workshop will provide opportunities for primary teachers to discuss the differences between the current and the incoming syllabus.

Target participants: Teachers K–6

Cost: $150

Date: August 27, 2015 — Surry Hills

Date:September 16, 2015 — Blacktown

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