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Sheena and Louise are available to deliver writing professional learning to individual or clusters of schools.
Please contact us for more information.

In addition, Sheena and Louise deliver professional learning in other areas of literacy. Please contact them through their individual websites for further information.

Louise: http://louisedempsey.wordpress.com/workshops-and-training/
Sheena: http://sheenacameron.com/workshops.html

Workshop schedule: 

 

Sheena and Louise have completed all the book launches for the year. They have visited venues from Kaitaia to Invercargill in New Zealand and Launceston, Brisbane and Adelaide in Australia. Thanks to all the teachers who attended the sessions - the turnout was amazing. 

 

2014 Training - organised by location 

 

WELLINGTON

Wellington Literacy Association

Thursday 20th February, 9-3pm: What comes before reading and writing? (Louise Dempsey)

Thursday 20th February, 4-7pm: topic to be confirmed (Louise Dempsey)

HAWKES BAY

Hawkes Bay Literacy Association

Thursday 27th February, 4 – 6.30pm: Developing an effective writing programme (Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey)

Learning 4 Store Gisborne – Napier venue https://education.waikato.ac.nz/professionallearning/school-support-services-what-we-do/education-resource-centres/

Tuesday 20th May, 9-3pm: Reading Comprehension Strategies (Sheena Cameron) 

Tuesday 24th June, 4-7pm: Strengthening guided reading in the junior school to support at-risk readers (Louise Dempsey)

Wednesday 25th June, 9-3pm: Implementing an effective writing programmme using The Writing Book (Louise Dempsey)

HAMILTON

Learning 4 Store Waikato University https://education.waikato.ac.nz/professionallearning/school-support-services-what-we-do/education-resource-centres/

Tuesday 4th March, 9 – 3pm: The Writing Workshop (Louise Dempsey)

Tuesday 4th March, 4-7pm: The Writing Workshop (Louise Dempsey)

Wednesday 6th August, 9-3pm: Marking writing: making it meaningful for teachers and students (Louise Dempsey)

Wednesday 6th August, 4-7pm: Switching boys on to writing (Louise Dempsey)

Thursday 7th August, 9-3pm: topic tbc (Louise Dempsey)

Tuesday 9th September, 9-3pm: Teacher Aides: supporting writing in the classroom (Louise Dempsey)

Tuesday 9th September, 4-7pm: Everything you need to know about phonics and spelling (Louise Dempsey)

Wednesday 10th September, 9-3pm: What comes before reading and writing? The foundation skills for literacy (Louise Dempsey)

ROTORUA

Waiaraki Literacy Association

Saturday 15th March: tbc (Louise Dempsey)

GISBORNE

Learning 4 Store https://education.waikato.ac.nz/professionallearning/school-support-services-what-we-do/education-resource-centres/

Thursday 27th March, 9-3pm: What comes before reading and writing? (Louise Dempsey)

Friday 28th March, 9-3pm: The Writing Book (Louise Dempsey)

TAURANGA 

Tauranga Education Centre https://education.waikato.ac.nz/professionallearning/school-support-services-what-we-do/education-resource-centres/

Friday 27th June, 9-3pm: Developing an effective writing programme (Sheena Cameron)

AUCKLAND

Kohia Education Centre  http://www.kohia.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/courses

Thursday 13th March, 9.30-3.30pm: Reading Comprehension Strategies – What are they and how do you teach them? (Sheena Cameron)

Wednesday 28th March, 9.30-3.30pm Supporting students to comprehend what they read using reading comprehension strategies: a workshop for Teacher Aides (Sheena Cameron)

Thursday 3rd April, 9.30-3.30pm: Developing an effective writing programme (Louise Dempsey)

Thursday 3rd April, 9.30-3.30pm: Developing an effective writing programme (Louise Dempsey)

Friday 2nd May, 9.30-12.30pm: Using guided writing to support at-risk writers (Louise Dempsey)

Friday 2nd May, 1.00-4.00pm: Everything I need to know about phonics and spelling (Louise Dempsey)

Wednesday 28th May, 4-6.00pm: Engaging fluent readers using Literature Circles (Sheena Cameron)

Friday 18th July, 9:30-12:30pm:  Switching Boys on to Writing  (Louise Dempsey)

Friday 18th July, 1:00-4:00pm:  Using Guided Writing to Support 'at risk' Writers Years 4-8 (Louise Dempsey)

Monday 18th August, 9.30-3.30pm: Reading Comprehension Strategies – What are they and how do you teach them? (Sheena Cameron)

Thursday 31st July, 9.30-3.30pm: Do we still have to teach reading? – developing a reading programme to engage Year 6-8 students (Sheena Cameron)

Wednesday 10th September, 4-6.00pm: Engaging fluent readers using Literature Circles (Sheena Cameron)

Thursday 30th October, 9.30-3.30pm: What comes before reading and writing? (Louise Dempsey)

Thursday 30th October, 4.00-7.00pm: Switching boys on to writing (Louise Dempsey)

Friday 24th October, 9.30-3.30pm: Do we still have to teach reading? – developing a reading programme to engage Year 6-8 students (Sheena Cameron)

Friday 14th November, 9.30-3.30pm: Reviewing whole school progress in literacy and planning professional learning (Louise Dempsey)

Learning Network

Saturday 2nd August, 9-3.00pm: Write on! Literacy Day - Waipuna Lodge (Louise Dempsey and Sheena Cameron)

http://www.learningnetwork.ac.nz/shared/products/productCourse.aspx?id=CLIT1403

Friday 12th September: APPA Conference, Waipuna Lodge (Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey)

AUSTRALIA

Adelaide - ALEA

https://www.alea.edu.au/events/category/south-australia

Saturday 24th May, 9-1.00pm: Writing  (Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey)

Saturday 14th June, 9-1:00pm: Writing  (Sheena Cameron & Louise Dempsey)

Melbourne - ALEA

Monday 31st March, 9-3pm 

Sydney - Pearson 

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th May: Leaders in Literacy Education: The art of meaning making in a modern world

http://pl.pearson.com.au/au/courses/164-pearson-leaders-in-literacy-education-conference-2014   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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