Our work in literacy does not have to have our students tied to a desk, involved in tedious or mind-numbingly repetition and practice.
The voices and ideas of the teachers, academics, writers and children at PETAA’s ‘Professional Learning Intensive’ “Writing the Future” radiated from the ‘pages’ of their presentations.
Total immersion indeed. PETAA’s ‘Professional Learning Intensive’ was described as presenting writing ‘to teachers in context’. It did that and more in this two days of professional learning for educators from all over the country.
Becoming literate is not simply about knowledge and skills. Certain behaviours and dispositions assist students to become effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their literacy skills broadly.