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This conference will run over 6 weeks on the following dates and times (please note that the time for each session varies based on the presenters needs)

Tuesday 20th February – 7:30 – 9 pm AEDT

Tuesday 27th February – 7:30 – 9 pm AEDT

Tuesday 5th March – 7:30 – 9.30 pm AEDT

Tuesday 12th March 7:30 – 9:30 pm AEDT

Tuesday 19th March 7:30 – 9: 30 pm AEDT

Tuesday 26th March 7:30 – 9 PM AEDT

*** All presentations will be recorded and available for one month ***

***All the information you need to know about the course will be updated on this webpage so please bookmark it***

The course will be based on The Writing Rope (Sedita, 2019) and will cover aspects from each strand of The Writing Rope. The multiple components of the writing rope are necessary for skilled writing and the course will provide practical methods to support your students to become fluent writers. The course will focus on primary-aged students.

Live Stream

The live stream link will be available here by Tuesday morning. The recordings will also be available between 24-48 hours after the session.

Course Schedule

Please note that the handouts for some sessions are over 100 pages. Please consider the environment before printing.

DateTitle and SpeakerStartFinishHandouts
20/2/24Introduction to the Writing Rope
Laura Glisson (Speech Pathologist)
7:30 pm9 pmHandouts
Full Page Slides
Live Chat
27/2/24Where do I start and how do I stop? Critical Thinking in the Writing Rope
Peta Collins (Educational and Developmental Psychologist)
7:30 pm9 pmHandouts
Full Page Slides
Live Chat
5/3/24Syntax and Sentence Construction: A Narrative Approach
Jenny Baker (Speech Pathologist)
7:30 pm9.30 pmHandouts
Live Chat
12/3/24Interweaving text structure – teaching types of writing
Jacinta Conway
7:30 pm9:30 pmSlide Handouts
Suplement Handout
Full Slides
Live Chat
19/3/24Rethinking whole class spelling instruction
Dr Alison Madelaine (Senior Research Fellow)

The Writer’s Craft in the Classroom
Toni Lang (Primary Teacher/Literacy Lead)
7:30 pm9:30 pmHandouts
Full Slides – Alison
Full Slides – Toni
Live Chat
26/3/24Handwriting Assessment and Intervention with primary school-aged children (7:30-8:30)
Mel Micallef (Occupational Therapist)

Raffle Prize Draw

Closing (8:30 – 9)
Laura Glisson (Speech Pathologist)
7:30 pm9 pmHandouts – Mel
Full Slides – Mel
Handouts – Laura
Full Slides – Laura
Please note all timings are AEDT (Melbourne Time). Please check the timings for your time zone.


Please access the recordings here. These will be available within 48 hours of the end of each session.

Discount code for ‘The Writing Rope: A Framework for Explicit Instruction in All Subjects’

Silvereye is offering the first 40 course participants a 15% discount on this book with the code LDA55WR. Purchase from the LDA Bookshop here

Course Feedback and Certificate

The course feedback form is available here. Please complete the form which will automatically generate your attendance certificate.

Raffle Prizes

The raffle prizes will be drawn at the last session.

PLD- Literacy has donated the full set of phonic dictation books. See here for more information.

Little Learners Love Literacy has donated the ‘Read, Write Draw’ cards. See here for more information.