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Literacy Day Conference - What is Needed to Be Effective in Writing

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 14 July 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9dbw

Two leading Literacy experts guiding you on Tried and True - What is needed to be effective in writing: Murray Gadd and Gail Loane

An illustrated conversation between Murray Gadd and Gail Loane around the basic truths of teaching writing to Year 1 to 8 students. The focus of the conversation will be on:

  • The content of an effective writing programme;
  • The instructional strategies needed for effective writing instruction;
  • The organization and management of an effective writing programme. 

Murray and Gail have worked together many times over the years (particularly on developing the English Exemplars) and this will be an opportunity for them to bring their beliefs and research on writing pedagogy together and contextualize them in real classroom contexts. The day will be driven by the question: So, what’s needed to be effective? 

Murray Gadd: 
Murray Gadd is an independent literacy consultant who recently completed his PhD on ‘what is critical in the effective teaching of writing’.  He works nationally and internationally as an independent literacy consultant on literacy issues. 
Gail Loane:
Gail currently works across New Zealand as an independent consultant in schools, tutoring and coaching school leaders and teachers in the development of literacy. She has recently published a book about the teaching of writing, “I’ve Got Something to Say” and provides seminars in support.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

05 August 2017 – 05 August 2017