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Principals as Learning Leaders in Literacy

  • 04 Aug 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • The Thebarton Community Centre (4 August session only)


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Principals as Learning Leaders in Literacy

Facilitator:  Pauline Kinsman

The Principals as Learning Leaders in Literacy Program is designed to develop the capabilities of primary school principals as 'effective literacy leaders'.


There are four modules across three days:

Monday, 4 August - 9.00am-3.30pm (Modules 1 & 2 are on the same day)

Venue: Thebarton Community Centre
Located on the Corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville (car park entrance via South Road.

Module 1 - Leadership for Learning

Leadership research base - what constitutes effective leadership for learning? A Leadership for Learning Blueprint.

Taking action in key leadership priority areas known to help lead learning effectively.

Leading literacy instruction across the school - Self Evaluation/Audit.

Module 2 - Learning Theories, Literacy Practices and Implications

What learning theories are at work in your school?

What is the evidence-based research on effective teaching of the skills of reading and writing?

Collecting the evidence: Indicators of evidence-based literacy practices.

Wednesday, 20 August - 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: Catholic Education Office Room 8

Module 3 - Literacy and Learning Assessment

Oral language development and rich literacy experiences as foundations of reading and writing success.

Literacy practices in your school - negotiable, non negotiable.

Weaving the literacies.

Wednesday, 3 September - 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: Catholic Education Office Room 7

Module 4 - Literacy Data Gathering and Analysis

Evidence-based planning and decision making.

Usefulness and limits of different forms of data, its analysis and use in establishing priorities for interventions.

Linking managing, organizing and monitoring curriculum and data on reading.

Using disciplined dialogue with staff to explore the implications of data related to literacy learning (reading).

Wednesday, 17 September - 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: Catholic Education Office room 7

Module 5 - Designing Implementing and Monitoring Literacy Interventions

Significant outcomes of research into interventions in general and literacy interventions in particular; Factors which facilitate or inhibit the implementation of effective literacy interventions (especially in reading).

The Leadership for Learning Blueprint and Intervention Touchstones - tiers, levels or waves.

A Literacy Intervention Planning Checklist.

Wednesday, 22 October - 4.00-6.00pm

Venue: Catholic Education Office Room 6

Module 6 - Evaluation, Planning, Sustaining

School examples of whole school literacy plans and interventions.

Capabilities of principals and messages from principals.

Reflection on self-evaluation.


Primary Principals and school leaders.



Thebarton Community Centre Corner of South Road and Ashwin Parade, Torrensville (car park entrance via South Road Ph 84166333.
Monday 4th August 9.00am - 3.30pm

Catholic Education Office
Wednesday 20th August      4.00pm - 6.00pm Room 8

Wednesday 3rd September  4.00pm - 6.00pm Room 7

Wednesday 17th September 4.00pm - 6.00pm Room 7

Wednesday 22nd October    4.00pm - 6.00pm Room 6


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