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Syntax for Success: Playing around with words and phrases in high school

In this webinar, Dawn Grant-Skiba will explore why syntax – the arrangement of words and phrases – matters in high school. She will discuss practical ways of embedding theory into your teaching, such as how to identify issues with syntax in your students’ work and give useful feedback, ways to inspire students to use the strategies, and what areas are most useful for focusing on in high school.

**This webinar will be recorded and available for two weeks after the event**

Date: Thursday 21st March 2024

Time: 7:30 pm – 9: 00 pm AEDT (Melbourne Time)


LDA Member: $40

LDA Student Member – $30

Non-Member – $60

About Dawn Grant-Skiba

Dawn is an accomplished educator with over two decades of experience, having taught in international settings and across two states in Australia. Her passion lies in literacy, particularly in secondary education. Her insights have played a pivotal role in shaping literacy teaching methodologies and promoting disciplinary literacy across various curriculum areas in the schools where she has worked. Moreover, Dawn’s adaptability and commitment were evident during the Covid-19 pandemic where she authored a self-published literacy workbook tailored to secondary students with low literacy abilities, addressing the challenges posed by remote learning. She has also made scholarly contributions through journal articles and active participation in national conferences on literacy education. Dawn’s career is defined by her dedication to fostering a culture of literacy, as evidenced by her current PhD research in instructional coaching in literacy as a professional development option in Australian schools.

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