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Progress students beyond individual Steps to powerful works of writing.
'I found it absolutely inspiring! A great session of bringing it all together!'
Glenn
Year 2/3 Teacher
Take student writing further
The best way to learn is by doing. Become a student (again!) at our interactive, activity-packed Workshop Two.

Progress students beyond individual Steps to writing complete texts!

Discover how to apply the Seven Steps at every stage of the writing process – from brainstorming and planning, to feedback and revision.

What will I learn in Workshop Two ▸

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Develop independent writers

Learn how to help students create and redraft complete texts independently by developing their critical and creative thinking skills.

Making connections

Explore the patterns between different text types (including hybrid text). Learn how to combine elements of narrative, persuasive and informative texts for maximum effect.

Transform inquiry learning

Apply the Seven Steps techniques in inquiry learning to develop students’ research skills and bring informative topics to life. Learn more >

Ongoing support

Exclusive workshop resources jam-packed with activities, templates, planning documents and slides to help you implement what you have learnt.

Why should I attend Workshop Two?

Note: We recommend you have taught all Seven Steps (or at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7) before coming to Workshop Two. This Workshop will not review the Seven Steps in detail.

Now includes Teacher Hub!

Workshop Two includes a 3-month Essentials subscription to Seven Steps Teacher Hub.
Enjoy unlimited access to over 500 writing resources including Classroom PowerPoints, writing samples, templates and so much more!

It was such a great way to practically tie together the elements taught in Workshop One and to show the connections.
I loved that differentiation was included!

– Rebecca, Classroom teacher

How would you like to learn Workshop Two?
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13 February 2023 - Monday
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23 February 2023 - Thursday
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Agenda

Session One: Think First, Write Second

Dive deeper into Step 1: Plan for Success to learn how to make planning easier for students.

  • Patterns in writing – Look at the similarities between different text types and how some texts contain elements of all three text types.
  • Persuasive brainstorming – Learn how to tackle an open-ended persuasive topic and put it into practice by brainstorming ideas.
  • Informative brainstorming – Discover how to deepen students’ thinking on an informative topic by brainstorming research questions and narrowing the focus.

Session Two: Ready, Set, Write

Use all the Seven Steps to plan and write a complete text. Then learn how to move students from writing collaboratively to writing solo.

  • Planning and drafting – Work in groups to plan and write a complete informative text.
  • Going solo – Learn how to gradually reduce the scaffolds until students are writing solo.
  • Narrative writing – Discover how this collaborative writing approach applies to narrative texts.

Session Three: Feedback for Impact

Use the Seven Steps to provide explicit feedback to improve and finesse a text.

  • Explicit feedback – See which Steps are most relevant when providing explicit feedback on structure and expression to help students revise and improve their work. Put it into practice by providing feedback on a student writing sample.
  • Gradual release – Learn how to develop students’ ability to peer-assess and then self-assess
    their work.

Train your whole school at once!

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

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FAQs

What's the difference between Workshop One and Workshop Two?

In Workshop One you’ll learn the overall theory and approach of each of the Seven Steps and powerful secrets for teaching great writing.

In Workshop Two you’ll learn how to take your students’ writing further, so they can independently write and self-assess whole, rich texts.

Who is Workshop Two for?

Workshop Two is for teachers who are experienced in the Seven Steps.

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 that 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 through one or more of the following methods:
    • face-to-face training – attended either a Workshop or whole-school training
    • official coaching – been taught the theory and practice of at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7 by a licensed Seven Steps Coach
    • via Teacher Hub (formerly Seven Steps Online) – watched at least all the theory videos in the Narrative Writing Course.

AND

  • have rolled out the Seven Steps (or at least Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7) in your classroom.

Please note that while Workshop Two will briefly touch on the key points of each Step, we won’t be going into detail as it is assumed that participants already know the Seven 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 Teacher Hub.

Is Workshop Two accredited?

Yes!

New South Wales
Completing Seven Steps to Writing Success Workshop Two: Putting It All Together (both face-to-face and online) will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 2.5.2, 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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

Is Workshop Two suitable for lower primary teachers?

The activities in Workshop Two are designed for intermediate writers, but they can easily be adapted to suit beginner writers. Differentiation suggestions are provided as part of each session and there are opportunities to discuss ideas with other participants.

For additional support on how to use the Seven Steps techniques with early years students, we recommend Applying the Seven Steps with Beginner Writers (Online Session).

Is Workshop Two suitable for secondary teachers?

Yes. Workshop Two can help you teach students how to progress their writing well into early secondary and beyond. Your students will learn how to apply the Seven Steps techniques to different text types, create hybrid texts by integrating elements of all three text types, write a complete text with confidence, and self-assess their work to improve it. These are invaluable skills throughout secondary school.

Is this a leadership course?

Workshop Two is not a leadership course. It is designed to help classroom teachers further advance their students’ writing.

What do I receive at this course?

You’ll receive a handout with resources, activities, feedback and assessment rubrics, planning templates and writing graphs. You’ll also receive access to an exclusive Workshop Two web page containing resources, links and videos referenced during the day.

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, we do provide an extensive workshop handout packed with theory, activities and templates, plus plenty of space to take notes during the session!