An Afternoon with Christine Hills

The Darling Downs Branch will present an Afternoon with Christine Hills and the Collins Writing Program on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020. Afternoon tea will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 pm.

This workshop will allow teachers and school leaders an opportunity to:

  • Explore elements of grammar that are central to good writing and align with the Australian Curriculum
  • Develop writing resilience and prepare students for the rigours of the external assessment in the QCE
  • Skill build student abilities with cognitive verb usage
  • Develop an understanding of Focussed Correction Areas (Collins, 2007) and how these are used to provide quick and effective feedback to students
  • Participate in Type 3 Writing (Collins, 2007), a writing process which allows for increasing frequency of writing opportunities
  • Examine the role of writing in teaching practice
  • Adopt a clear change management practice to guide implementation
  • Develop whole school practice which guides feedback processes
  • Prioritise development of staff understanding of what makes good writing

With 10 years' experience as a Principal in primary, secondary, public and private schools, Christine Hills has focussed on ensuring school improvement results in real change for student outcomes. After receiving the Public Education Foundation Scholarship in 2014, Christine completed a leadership course at Harvard, Cambridge, where she became aware of the work of Professor John Collins on developing student knowledge and skills with writing across the curriculum. She has used learnings from Harvard to enhance the highly successful programs she has developed in schools in Central Queensland.

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Venue: St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Starting: 3:15 PM
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Ending: 5:45 PM
Email Enquiries: trish.purcell@bigpond.com

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