Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom

Lauren Cook
teaching, learning, English, wellbeing, leadership
Explores best practice in regards to writing from a number of sources and helps you to create an effective plan and strategy for writing with your class.
Target Audience
Secondary Teachers of English from Years 7 - 10
43 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Getting students to see themselves as writers can be difficult, but rewarding. The result is improved student results and increased levels of engagement and enjoyment in the classroom. This professional development session looks at processes you can put into place in your classroom (and across the English Domain) to assist students embrace the challenge of writing effectively. It draws together best practice in regards to writing from a number of sources and helps you to use these to create an effective plan and strategy for writing with your class. Encouraging reading will also be part of the focus of the session.

Audience

Secondary Teachers of English from Years 7 – 10

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.2.2 Proficient Level – Content selection and organisation

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 2.1.2 & 2.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

The Thinking Behind the Practice

1 hour

This online session is mainly information and research about how important writing is to students, although participants will be asked to give their own views as well.

How to Get Students Writing

1 hour

This online session gives participants some ideas as to how they can encourage writing – both incidentally and in established programs. Participants will have a chance to adopt student roles and try the activities.

Teaching About Good Writing

1 hour

If we want students to write well, we have to be specific about what good writing is, and provide them with examples and definitions. This online session is both informative and interactive.

Moving from Draft to Final Product

1 hour

How do we best move students through the stages of writing a piece? And how does this change in VCE? Again, this online session is informative, but also provides participants with a chance to apply the information to their own classroom.

Planning a Writing Unit

1 hour

Now that we have covered a variety of ideas about how to improve student writing, we begin to put it all together. How do we create a supportive unit of work that allows students to perform at their best? This structured section of the course should result in participants planning a solid writing unit to be used in their own classrooms.

Make Your Start

1 hour

This session is an opportunity for students to reflect online about what they have learnt during the course and how they can implement it. what can be done now? What needs to be worked in gradually? Change management is a complex process.

User Rating

4.5

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
08/07/2020

Some things were useful and relevant.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

The course was well planned although in many ways I felt that it was more appropriate for a primary school teacher. The course is quite lengthy and was difficult to complete in one session.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
27/04/2020

Very relevant- easy to follow and relevant to all senior English

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Great

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

The course content was relevant and practical.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Good quality and very relevant

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
03/12/2019

Accessible, interesting and useful.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
03/12/2019

Writing and reading content is relevant. Would have liked more suggestions to create a better culture. E.g. More T/L strategies. It seemed like I was being asked to give my ideas in each unit but I wanted suggestions from the presenter.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

I loved everything that we learnt about.  It has built up my passion for writing and helped me to develop a practical writing program.

Creating a Culture of Writing in your Classroom - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

Easy to navigate resources. Direct and to the point.

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Excellent. Lots of practical ideas and theory that is relevant for teachers and students alike. The course is very much aligned with changes on our syllabus. The course mirrors exactly what we are working towards.

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Inane videos!

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Very relevant

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Was relevant to the English syllabus, though would like to see more explicit links to syllabus documents.

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Excellent and comprehensive course

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

I found this course to be incredibly relevant and the content to be incredibly useful. The quality of this course is excellent.

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Fantastic

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Very

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

good quality very relevant

Creating a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

good


About the team


Lauren Cook

Creator

Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.

Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.

Since 2010 Lauren has had significant leadership roles in both public and private educational institutions with portfolios in subject leadership (English), curriculum and wellbeing. She is now Head of Senior Boys at a senior campus of an independent school and was recognised for her work in boys wellbeing by a New Voices Scholarship for Educational Leadership in 2019. In the preceding year, she also undertook an international action research project on boys and stories and has presented on both the local and the international stage to teachers and principals alike.