Take your writing class to the next level
You’ve rolled out the Seven Steps in your classroom. Your students’ Starts are Sizzling, they’ve Tightened the Tension and they’re writing with creativity.
Now, are you ready to progress your students beyond individual Steps to writing full, rich texts?
Do your students struggle to write a whole piece?
Most do. But your students don’t have to! Show them how to connect the Steps to pull together a cohesive and engaging text — from brainstorming to planning, writing to editting, and finally to a finished piece!
You’ll learn how to deepen students’ thinking on how to approach persuasive and informative writing.
Can your students independently improve their writing?
Discover explicit feedback strategies so your students can progress their own writing from ideas to masterpieces.
Learn the skills and gain resources to help students become confident in peer- and self-assessment.
Outcomes of Workshop Two
The best way to learn is by doing. Become a student for a day at our interactive Workshop Two and be guided through the process of using the Seven Steps to write a finished piece of writing.
Use all Seven Steps to write a complete, rich text
Understand the similarities between the different text types to teach students powerful planning techniques
Use explicit feedback to improve student writing and progress students to self-assessment
Learn how to progress students from writing collaboratively to independently
Hone your teaching skills with deeper and richer strategies for students
Keep the momentum going with even more activities, ideas and resources to take home, including self-assessment and marking rubrics, planning templates and writing graphs!
Ready to take the next step?
We can come to you!
Workshop Two School PD
Take your entire school’s writing to the next level and train all your teachers in Workshop Two. Learn as a team and receive continued support for your school.
- Take your whole school to the next level
- Keep the momentum going in every classroom
- Continue to build a school-wide language
- Ensure students improve year after year
Contact the office on 03 9521 8439 if you’re interested in booking one in!
Come to Workshop Two
Workshop Two will launch soon. Excited? Fill out the form below to nominate your region for a Workshop location!
- Advance your writing classroom
- Unlock new activities and resources to keep your classroom inspired
- Collaborate with teachers in your region
What Teachers Say
‘It was such a great way to practically tie together the elements taught in Workshop One and to show the connections.’
– Rebecca, Teacher
‘Realistic program for a real classroom allowing children to take control of their learning.’
– Chris, Year 5/6 Teacher
‘I feel a lot more confident to provide students with all the tools they need to be a successful writer.’
– Ellie, Preschool Teacher
‘A wonderful refresher of Seven Steps Workshop One, with many further fantastic ideas. Loved learning about patterns in writing, and ideas for conferencing and feedback.’
– Joanne, Teacher
‘ I have witnessed our teachers using this and have been blown away by how positive it has been.’
– Angela, Deputy Principal
‘I found it absolutely inspiring that we could go from discussion, to having a plan and into what I thought was a pretty decent piece of writing. I would be extremely happy and confident if I could get my students to this point. A great session of bringing it all together!’
– Glenn, Year 2/3 Teacher
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Workshop Two for?
It is a requirement that you have learned the theory and taught at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7 in your classroom. This will ensure you and all participants get the most out of the day and take away a more advanced understanding of the Seven Steps. To attend Workshop Two, you must:
- have been trained in the Seven Steps in one or more of the following:
- in a face-to-face training – either a Workshop or a School PD
- in the theory and practice of at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7 by a licensed Seven Steps Coach
- via Seven Steps Online – having watched at least all the theory videos in the Narrative course.
- have rolled out at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7 (but preferably all Seven Steps) in your classroom.
Please note that while Workshop Two will very briefly mention the key theory points of each of the Seven Steps, we will not be going into depth, as it is assumed you know each of the Steps. If you think you may need a refresher of the Seven Steps theory, we welcome you to come back to Workshop One or sign up to Seven Steps Online!
How long do I need to have taught the Seven Steps in my classroom?
There is no required length of time, but we recommend you have taught all Seven Steps (or at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7) before coming to Workshop Two. We will not be reviewing each of the Steps in detail.
I’m a Seven Steps Coach. Should/Can I attend?
Workshop Two is designed to help classroom teachers further advance their students’ writing; it is not a leadership course. However, if you’ve already attended a Coaches Course and are interested in diving deeper into the writing process, we think you’ll find Workshop Two an excellent training day as it covers very different topics from the Coaches Course.
Is this a leadership course?
Workshop Two is not a leadership course. It is designed to help classroom teachers further advance their students’ writing.
Is this NESA accredited?
We are in the process of Workshop Two’s accreditation for NESA for our NSW participants. (Anyone who has attended Workshop Two before it is accredited will not be able to receive accreditation retrospectively.)
What do I receive at this course?
You’ll receive a workbook with resources, activities, feedback and assessment rubrics, planning templates and writing graphs. You will also receive access to a private webpage containing resources, links and videos that are referenced to during the day.