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Literacy and the Inquiry Classroom - ONLINE, with Kath Murdoch

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 21 May 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA7ei

Due to international travel restrictions this event is going ONLINE, but please note this session will NOT be recorded, so if you register, participation on the day is essential. To ensure this session is interactive numbers for this ZOOM are limited to 40.

Literacy and the inquiry classroom: How inquiry can help strengthen learners as readers, writers, speakers and listeners.

For many years now, teachers throughout NZ have been committed to the use of a more inquiry based approach to designing and facilitating learning with and for their students.  Many teachers are well-aware of the powerful learning outcomes possible when teachers shape learning experiences around big questions that allow strong curriculum connections and connect learning with the real, loved experience of the learner.

Whatever they are inquiring into, young learners are always building their capacity as readers, writers, speakers and listeners. This may be attended to in a ‘stand alone’ fashion (ie –learning how to inquire into a picture book, learning how to inquire into the way words are spelt) or carefully woven into the planning for an integrative inquiry.

This workshop extends this work by diving more deeply into the relationship between literacy and inquiry. Highly interactive and practical, teachers will walk away with new ways of thinking about adding ‘literacy value’ to the work they do as inquiry teachers. In this highly practical workshop, Kath will share a range of powerful strategies to help students build their inquiry skills through texts. Immediately transferable to the classroom, the texts and techniques shared in this session will help you build a culture that supports meaningful inquiry every day.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

08 July 2020 – 08 July 2020