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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.


Workshop schedule 2015

Training Calendar 2015 - see below for workshops organised by region 

Training schedule 2015 (organised by region and date)

New Zealand (South Island)


New Zealand (North Island)


Thursday 18th June, 4-7pm -Howick Intermediate School Teaching Writing in Y7 &8


Kohia Teachers’ Centre

12th June 9.30-3.30pm: Using guided writing to support 'at-risk' writers Y0-3 (Louise) 

6th July, 9.30-3.30pm: Mini-conference – it’s all about the learning (Sheena and Louise)

5th August, 4 - 7pm: Boys and Writing (Louise) 

11th August, 9.30-3.30pm: Developing an Effective Writing Programme (Sheena)

19th October, 9.30-3.30pm: What comes before reading and writing? Exploring the foundation skills for literacy (Louise)

30th October , Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies  (Sheena)

10th November, 9.30-3.30pm: Practical ideas to embed vocabulary learning in your classroom programme (Sheena)

12th November, 9.30-3.30pm: Reviewing writing and planning professional learning for 2015 (Louise)

Learning Network
1st August, 9-3pm: Write On (Murray Gadd, Louise Dempsey and Sheena Cameron)


23rd September, 9-3pm: What's comes before reading and writing? (Louise) 


Tai Tokerau Literacy Association

15th June, 9-3pm Dargaville: Developing an Effective Writing Programme (Sheena)
23rd September:, 9-3pm Developing an Effective Writing Programme (Sheena)
(venues to be confirmed)


18th July, 9-1pm: Developing an Effective Writing Programme (Sheena and Louise)
For more information, please contact Sasha:

NZLA Conference – Words on Wellington
30th September -2nd October New Zealand Literacy Association Conference



3-5th July: Capitalising on Curiosity (AATE and ALEA Conference)



6th & 7th August: 3P Love Learning Conference (Sheena)


22nd October, 4:00 - 7:00pm:  Engaging Boys in Writing (Sheena and Louise)

24th October, 9:00 - 1:00pm:  Teaching Writing in Upper Primary (Sheena and Louise)

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