The situation surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus continues to evolve and we’ll continue to ensure that we are doing our utmost to help protect the health and safety of our teachers, presenters and the wider Australian community.
We are therefore being proactive and following the recommendations regarding social distancing, isolation and other vital directions from the Australian government, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other health professionals. We will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure we’re following the latest advice from WHO, the Department of Health and other relevant regulatory bodies.
Information was last updated on: 26/05/2020
Thank you for your time and patience while you wait for our Workshops to be back up and running. Unfortunately with indoor gathering and travel restrictions still in place, we’re not sure exactly when our Workshops will be back up and running (see below).
But if you’re one of those teachers who can’t wait to learn a new way to teach and inspire great writing, then we have some good news for you!
We’ve just released our brand-new live and interactive Seven Steps Workshop (Online), starting Tuesday 2 June.
Just like our much-loved face-to-face Workshops, our live Online Workshops are fun, interactive and full of activities! And if you’ve been looking for a convenient way to learn from the comfort of your own home then this is for you!
Learn more here!
Term 3 Workshops/PDs and beyond
Based on the current restriction levels and expectations for when they’ll lift, we are assuming that we will not be able to hold public face-to-face Workshops until late August at the earliest.
Our presenters are based in Melbourne, country Victoria and Adelaide, so there may be an opportunity to run some Workshops in those locations in August.
However, we’re hoping to be back on the road and hitting at least the capital cities in September.
We will continue to monitor recommendations from the government and keep you updated.
We can’t wait to see you, so know that we’re doing all we can to get back up and running.
Update on: 24/04/20
Term 2 Workshops/PDs
We have unfortunately had to postpone all Term 2 Workshops as the venues hosting them have temporarily closed. All teachers booked into these Workshops have been notified.
We apologise to the eager teachers and educators who were looking forward to attending – we were excited to see you too! As soon as things settle down, we will reschedule and will be back in touch to lock in the new date with you.
At this stage, we are very hopeful that we will be able to hold Workshops in Term 3. We will be guided by advice from the Government and WHO.
Do you have a School PD booked in for Term 2 or 3?
We will be in touch to confirm what’s going on as it gets closer, but if you need to cancel, you can feel assured that we will always offer to move your booking. Contact our Events Manager Jade Waters on 03 9521 8439 and she can help.
How can I teach writing and the Seven Steps remotely?
In this new teaching world, it can be tricky to work out exactly how to best teach your students online. We want to help!
It’s more important now than ever to keep writing tasks simple, explicit and fun. And, of course, that’s what the Seven Steps is all about!
If you’re a Seven Steps Online member, you have access to hundreds of fantastic teaching resources. But how do you use them when teaching online? Learn how to use Seven Steps Online for remote teaching.
[Not a member? Sign your school up today for a free trial!]
New to the Seven Steps? Learn how you can give it a try!
Need help? Seven Steps staff are still working…just from home!
While separated physically, the office staff at Seven Steps remain steadfast in working together to provide the best support and solutions we possibly can for our teachers. Call our office number during business hours for help with anything – 03 9521 8439. If you would rather send an email, this may help you get the fastest response:
- Have a question about a Workshop booking, your Tool Kit or manual order or Accounts? You can contact our Office Administrator, Lou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If you have a question about a School PD, you can contact Jade Waters, our Events Manager, on email@example.com
- If you have a question about Seven Steps Online, shoot Suz – our Membership Coordinator – an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update on: 17/03/20
Term 1 Update for Workshops and School PDs
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel all remaining Seven Steps Workshops for the rest of Term 1. The situation surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus is evolving daily and we feel now is the time to act to ensure that we are doing our utmost to help protect the health and safety of our teachers, presenters and the wider Australian community.
While there have been no cases of COVID-19 from our training attendees or staff, it’s important that our communities remain as safe as possible. We are therefore being proactive and following the recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other health professionals. We will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure we’re following the latest advice from WHO, the Department of Health and other relevant regulatory bodies.
We apologise to those who have booked in, but want you to know that we will reschedule all cancelled events as soon as things have settled down.
We’re so excited to help you get started transforming student writing, but first and foremost, let’s look after our health and our community!
I’ve already booked a Workshop in Term 1
As of 17 March, we have cancelled all eight remaining Seven Steps Workshops. We apologise to the eager teachers and educators who were looking forward to attending – we were excited to see you too! As soon as things settle down, we will reschedule and will be back in touch to lock in the new date with you.
Lou, our Office Administrator (email@example.com), has already emailed you with your options:
1) Hold onto your spot for when it’s rescheduled later this year
2) Ask for a refund – you want to rebook later in the year.
I’ve booked a School PD for Term 1, or I want to!
If you have already booked a School PD, our Events Manager Jade Waters (firstname.lastname@example.org) will have already contacted you to confirm your booking and/or to reschedule.
That means we are not taking any bookings for Term 1, but we will pencil in dates for future terms!
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jade on 03 9521 8439 if you would like to book in a PD for after Term 1 this year. She would love to help and can help you pick a date.