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Learn how to progress students beyond individual Steps to writing complete texts.
'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.

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.

Make 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 >

Get 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 600 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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We currently have no upcoming face-to-face workshops but you can learn the Seven Steps and still enjoy a live interactive experience at Workshop Two (Online). Click the tile on the right to see available dates and times.
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Just 2 hours at a time over three live and interactive Zoom sessions, to suit your schedule.
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14 May 2024 - Tuesday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
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21 May 2024 - Tuesday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
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28 May 2024 - Tuesday
03:45 PM - 05:35 PM
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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!

Build a Workshop Two school package that suits you

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3 x 2-hour live and interactive Zoom sessions, either during school hours or after!
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Professional Standards and Accreditation

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Workshop Two: Putting It All Together 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), 3.3 (P), 3.4 (P), 3.5 (P) 
Standard 5: Assess student learning. 5.1 (P), 5.2 (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 Two (Online) Accreditation

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

NESA Accreditation Workshop Two – Online (NSW)
Certificate:
 NESA standards certificate
Hours: 5.5 hours PD
NESA Standards: Workshop Two: Putting It All Together 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.
5.2.2 Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.

Workshop Two (Face to face) Accreditation

Accreditation Workshop Two – 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 Two – Face to face (NSW)
Certificate:
 NESA standards certificate
Hours: 5.5 hours PD
NESA Standards: Workshop Two: Putting It All Together 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.
5.2.2 Provide timely, effective and appropriate feedback to students about their achievement relative to their learning goals.

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 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!

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 600 top-notch resources to use in your classroom
  • our Classroom Planner, to make organising your writing lessons a breeze!

I received a 3-month subscription when I attended Workshop One. Will I also get one with my Workshop Two spot?

Yes! As long as you attended Workshop One more than 3 months ago, you will receive another 3-month subscription to Teacher Hub.

If you attend Workshop Two within 3 months of attending Workshop One, the system will not give you another 3-month subscription. However, just shoot us an email at [email protected] and we can organise that for you

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.