'One of the best and most useful professional development [training] I have done in 30 years of teaching.'
Karen Webb
Wattleview Primary School (VIC)
An inspiring workshop for teachers
Join over 45,000 educators transforming student writing and revolutionising writing classrooms.
'I can't express how passionate I am about the program. The results have been incredibly impressive as well as the impact on the children's skills and enthusiasm for writing.'
Diahnn, Assistant Principal
Dural Public School (NSW)

Become a Seven Steps teacher at Workshop One

Learn the simple and powerful secrets to transforming student writing, then be able to apply them the very next day!

Discover how fun and engaging writing can be using the Seven Steps skills and techniques.

Interested in a workshop for your school? Let us come to you!
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Empower your students

Discover how to lead powerful writing lessons that inspire creativity, build confidence and help your students reach their full potential.

Get classroom-ready

Through fun, interactive activities, you’ll experience the challenges that students face putting pen to paper. And be able to show them how to bust through them!

Build strong foundations

Develop writing lessons based on effective pedagogy that align with the Australian Curriculum – maximising collaboration, verbalisation and multimodal literacy.

Teaching resources

Create your new writing classroom with ease using a wealth of exclusive award-winning classroom resources.

Come join the fun at
Workshop One!

You’ll enjoy a full day of inspiring and interactive learning among peers.

But don’t just take our word for it! Check out what these teachers have to say about their Workshop One experience.

Now includes Teacher Hub!

Workshop One includes a 3-month Essentials subscription to Teacher Hub – your online teaching platform. Enjoy unlimited access to over 600 writing resources including lesson plans, Classroom PowerPoints, writing samples, activities, templates and so much more!

How would you like to learn the Seven Steps?
Learn face-to-face
A full day of learning, led by our experienced and engaging presenters. Includes a 3-month membership to Teacher Hub.

50% off each additional booking!
Simply add two or more workshop participants to the Checkout and the discount will be automatically applied. Offer ends 30 June.


$395 (+GST)
per person
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Learn online
Three live and interactive online sessions. Includes a 3-month membership to Teacher Hub.


50% off each additional booking!
Simply add two or more workshop participants to the Checkout and the discount will be automatically applied. Offer ends 30 June.

$345 (+ GST)
per person
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Please note that the workshop times listed below are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). If you are NOT located in NSW, ACT, VIC or TAS, please adjust your calendar.
Select your first session
9 July 2024 - Tuesday
01:30 PM - 03:20 PM
12 August 2024 - Monday
01:45 PM - 03:35 PM
29 July 2024 - Monday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
6 August 2024 - Tuesday
06:30 PM - 08:20 PM
Select your second session
10 July 2024 - Wednesday
01:30 PM - 03:20 PM
22 August 2024 - Thursday
06:30 PM - 08:20 PM
8 August 2024 - Thursday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
29 August 2024 - Thursday
01:45 PM - 03:35 PM
Select your third session
11 July 2024 - Thursday
01:30 PM - 03:20 PM
13 August 2024 - Tuesday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
26 August 2024 - Monday
06:30 PM - 08:20 PM
5 September 2024 - Thursday
01:45 PM - 03:35 PM
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Train your whole school or network at once!

Our expert presenters can come to you ... either at your school or online!

Download the Workshop One agenda. Learn the simple and powerful secrets to transforming student writing, then apply them the very next day!

Professional Standards and Accreditation

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Workshop One: Seven Steps to Transform Writing covers these requirements in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
Standard 1: Know students and how they learn. 1.2 (P), 1.3 (P), 1.5 (P)
Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it. 2.1 (P), 2.2 (P), 2.5 (P), 2.6 (P)
Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning. 3.1 (P), 3.2 (P), 3.4 (P)
Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments. 4.1 (P), 4.2 (P)
Standard 6: Engage in professional learning. 6.2 (P), 6.3 (P)

In South Australia, Seven Steps is a preferred supplier of literacy and numeracy professional learning services to the South Australian Department for Education.

Workshop One (Online) Accreditation

Accreditation Workshop One – Online (VIC, TAS, SA, QLD, WA, NT)
Certificate: Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Hours: 5.5 hours PD

NESA Accreditation Workshop One – Online (NSW)
Certificate:
 NESA standards certificate
Hours: 5.5 hours PD
NESA Standards: Workshop One: Seven Steps to Transform Writing covers these requirements from NESA at Proficient Teacher level: 2.5.2: Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

Workshop One (Face to face) Accreditation

Accreditation Workshop One – Face to face
For WA, NT, TAS and SA Certificate:
 Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Hours: 6.75 hours PD
For VIC, QLD and ACT Certificate: Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Hours: 6 hours PD
Hours: 6 hours PD Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

NESA Accreditation Workshop One – Face to face (NSW)
Certificate:
 NESA standards certificate
Hours: 5.5 hours PD
NESA Standards: Workshop One: Seven Steps to Transform Writing covers these requirements from NESA at Proficient Teacher level: 2.5.2: Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.

FAQs

Can a group of us from my school attend Workshop One together?

As you know as a teacher, the best way to learn is by doing! So Workshop One is an interactive session where you get to try the activities and be a student. We’ve been told many times that people get even more out of the day when they attend with colleagues.

For face-to-face workshops, simply book your teachers in. For online workshops, we definitely recommend doing it with fellow colleagues, but do require each participant to attend each Zoom session using their own device. It will ensure you all get the most out of the activities and the sessions. We also recommend using headphones, particularly if you are sitting in the same room as other participants.

I’ve already watched the Teacher Hub theory videos. Should I still attend Workshop One?

A great question! Here’s the difference:

  • In Workshop One, you’ll learn the overall theory and approach of each of the Seven Steps across all text types, plus powerful secrets for teaching great writing.
  • In the Teacher Hub online writing courses, you’ll dive deeper into each text type, learning how to teach, apply and assess each Step and getting the resources to do so.

Workshop One and Teacher Hub offer different experiences and have a different focus, but both give great insights into the Seven Steps and will boost your teaching of writing significantly!

Who is Workshop One for?

For teachers! We’re excited to share the Seven Steps with anyone who’s passionate about writing. While the program is most useful for primary school and secondary English teachers, we’ve also seen other teaching staff like science and history teachers attend.

Principals, heads of curriculum and any school leaders are also encouraged to come along and learn as much as they can about the Seven Steps. This will allow them to completely support their teaching staff when they need it.

However, please be aware that the licensing for the Workshop is for a classroom teacher to use with their students – it does not grant participants the right to train or coach others in their schools.

Are your online workshops replacing the face-to-face workshops?

Absolutely not!

However, we’ve worked really hard to ensure that the content from our Seven Steps Workshop has been transformed into an engaging, interactive, and practical training, just in an online delivery. On the plus side, it’s in 3 short sessions (1 hr 45 min each) instead of one full day! It’s convenient and budget-friendly – most sessions are run outside of school hours, so you shouldn’t need a CRT to replace you!

We never underestimate the power of face-to-face teaching, and we know that, as teachers, you don’t either. Just as there are advantages to online learning, there are many benefits of face-to-face: a day out of the classroom where you can focus on your professional learning; networking with other teachers; being in the room with your presenter; enjoying delicious catering and a nice setting!

So, both online and face-to-face Workshops give you the opportunity to learn the Seven Steps via engaging and practical training, but you choose the format that suits you best!

I'd love a copy of the PowerPoint presentation the presenter used at the workshop. Can I have a copy of the slides?

While we don’t provide copies of the slides, your workshop handout is packed with theory, activities and templates, plus plenty of space to take notes during the session!

I've missed my online session; can I get the session recording?

We occasionally record our sessions for training purposes, but we don’t make these recordings available. These specialist sessions rely heavily on interaction and discussion, and we want you to get the most out of them by attending live. If you can’t make it to the session, please contact us to discuss rescheduling your booking.

If you’re booked in for a session but can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible. There will be a $25 rebooking fee if you miss the session with less than 24 hours’ notice.

I can’t attend the session I’ve booked into. How do I change to a different one?

Just give us a call on 03 9521 8439 and we’ll be happy to help you reschedule your booking. Please note that there may be gaps between sessions, so we can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to get in exactly when you were hoping to. But we’ll do our best!

If you’re booked in for a session but can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible. There will be a $25.00 rebooking fee if you miss the session without giving at least 24 hours’ notice.

I went to the workshop and loved it. Can you come and deliver this workshop at my school?

Yes we can!

Become a Seven Steps school and give every teacher a clear framework to engage students and improve writing data! By training all your teachers together, you ensure that a consistent language and approach is happening school-wide. Students grow in confidence year after year.

And we offer flexibility! We can either come to your school for a full day of face-to-face training, or we can deliver it in three live and interactive online sessions at a time that suits you.

We can provide a package of training and resources for your whole school. Give us a call on 03 9521 8439 to discuss your needs, or learn more here. 

What are the technical requirements for attending Workshop One (Online)?

In order to ensure you have the best experience for your online workshop session, please ensure you have the following minimum system requirements:

  • A device (e.g. computer, laptop or tablet) with the Zoom app installed.
  • A reliable internet connection for video conferencing. More details >>
  • webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
  • Headphones or computer speakers – to make sure you can clearly hear our presenters.
  • A microphone for your device – you’ll be needing it when we run group activities. If your device doesn’t have a built-in microphone, you’ll need a set of headphones with mic included.
  • Tip: Log in early to make sure you’re set up correctly for your session.

I'm booked into Workshop One. When do I receive my Teacher Hub access?

As part of your Workshop One booking, you become a Teacher Hub Essentials member for 3 months! For face-to-face workshops, we start your 3-month membership the evening of your training. For online workshops, you’ll receive your activation email following Session One of your workshop.

How can I bring what I’ve learnt at the workshop back to my entire school?

We know schools sometimes ask their teachers to attend professional development and then share it back with the wider team. Our tip: run an Action Activity with your colleagues and explain a little about the methodology in thinking. Sizzling Starts is always a fun place to start. Keep it small and specific.

Beyond that, trying to fully train your fellow teachers based on a single Workshop isn’t really going to bring about lasting change. This is why the content from the Workshop is licensed to be used by those who attend and their students only.

A School Subscription to Teacher Hub is a great option to help share the Seven Steps with your school school. Learn more here.

We can also come and train your whole school in Workshop One or Workshop Two! Please contact us on 03 9521 8439 and we can chat through some potential solutions.

I already have Teacher Hub. How do the extra 3 months work for me?

The 3-month subscription to Teacher Hub Essentials is an extension of workshop material and is considered part of the workshop.  It is not a separate product.

When do I get access to Teacher Hub?

As soon as you book your spot (or someone books one on your behalf), you’ll gain access to your Teacher Hub Starter account. A Teacher Hub Starter account allows you to:

  • access over 60 resources, including lesson plans, writing samples and videos
  • view details about your upcoming training 
  • purchase resources and book into future events.

After your workshop (or after Session 1 of an online workshop), you’ll be upgraded to a complimentary 3-month Teacher Hub Essentials subscription! With a Teacher Hub Essentials account, you’ll have access to everything from your Starter account, PLUS:

  • on-demand Writing Courses for narrative, persuasive and informative writing
  • over 500 top-notch resources to use in your classroom
  • our Classroom Planner, to make organising your writing lessons a breeze!

What happens to my account when the 3-month subscription ends? Will it automatically renew?

Once your 3-month subscription has ended, your account will be downgraded from Essentials to a Starter account. You will still have access to over 60 resources, your training history, certificates of completion and digital versions of purchased products. But you will no longer have complete access to the Writing Courses or the Classroom Planner. Simply upgrade to a school or individual Teacher Hub Essentials subscription to re-gain access!

What is the difference between Starter, Trial and Essentials subscriptions?

Seven Steps Teacher Hub has three account levels: Starter, Trial and Essentials. Each level unlocks access to an increasing number of features and resources. View our Accounts and Subscription page for more information.

Will my whole school have access to Teacher Hub for 3 months?

No. The 3-month subscription is an Individual subscription to Teacher Hub Essentials. You are not allowed to share your access or resources with others in your school. However, it’s easy to upgrade to a school subscription! Click here.

Is the 3-month subscription just an extended free trial?

No, the 3-month subscription is a subscription to Teacher Hub Essentials which gives you access to every aspect of Teacher Hub. This includes the writing courses, over 600 resources in the Resource Library and the Classroom Planner. A free trial only gives you access to approximately 280 resources.