Introduction to Big Write & VCOP

Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Cost: $275pp (individual placement at open session.)

About the session:
- Background and Research: What is Big Write & VCOP?
- An overview of the Big Write week.
- The Big Write & VCOP day: Complete a mini intensive analysis session, including breakdown buddies and highlighting, as well as a brief overview of the Student Friendly Criterion Scale.
- Look at the Australian Criterion Scale for marking and assigning student levels.
- Basic overview of Cold Writes and Data Tracking.

This is a full day professional development session suitable for all year levels, leadership, and support staff.

We highly recommend that support staff are involved in this session to fully support classroom implementation. The whole day is broken up with numerous games and activities that can be differentiated to suit all year levels and abilities. The middle session is run as if the presenter was your classroom teacher, so that attendees can get a real feel for how it will look throughout their classroom, and how students will learn throughout this approach. This is an essential first day in implementing Big Write & VCOP into your classroom or school. 

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Integrating VCOP into Classroom Planning & Practice

Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Cost: $275pp (individual placement at open session.)

About the session:
- The aim of today is to reassure, reaffirm, and reignite your ability in implementing Big Write & VCOP.
- It will clarify and clear up any misunderstandings and ensure there is personalised question and answer time.
- We will provide you with a better understanding of how you plan VCOP integrated games and activities, from the core English Curriculum.
- Partake in the process, from planning, to teaching/modelling, and setting an engaging task.

If you have ever said "I love Big Write & VCOP, but can't quite get my head around how Monday-Wednesday literacy will look in my classroom." Then this is the session for you!
-We will also remodel breakdown buddies (red/green comments) and the Student Friendly Criterion Scale, as well as self-editing to ensue you feel confident introducing it into the classroom (if required).

This is a practical full day professional development session suitable for all year levels, and types of educators.

It is designed to support classroom planning and practice by identifying VCOP goals in the curriculum, and creating integrated lessons for your literacy sessions. It is specifically designed to support those struggling with integrating VCOP into their literacy sessions. You will also be taken through the Friday intensive analysis session to ensure you have the skills to model it effectively in your classroom and support students in self-editing.

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Assessment & Data Tracking

Time: 9.00am - 3:30pm
Cost: $300pp (individual placement at open session.)

About the session:
- Reflection and revision.
- Gain a thorough understanding of the Australian Criterion Scale to ensure consistency of marking by teachers.
- Learn how to place students on criterion levels for marking.
- Partake in modelled assessments of Levels 2 and 4.
- Refine your skills by assessing some modelled pieces on Levels 2 and 3.
- Bring in some samples from your classroom to clarify questions and concerns.
- Review Cold Writes, Data Tracking, and the Criterion Scale.

This is a full day professional development session suitable for all year levels.

Multiple criterion levels are modelled and reviewed to ensure consistency and clarity of the scale. You have the opportunity to bring in up to 3 samples from the classroom and any question your team or school may have in regards to the writing approach and marking.
The day will be broken up with new differentiated games and activities to take back to the classroom and reinvigorate the classroom again.

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In-School Modelled Support Days

Support Days are in-school modelling sessions with 1 consultant over a 5 contact hour period (or 2 consultants can be booked if required). Support Days are designed to help guide staff through any areas of concern by working with individuals or teams. They are specifically tailored to suit each school, and as such there are some guidelines to help ensure we can provide the best support for your staff.

As Support Days only require 1 consultant, we can usually accept multiple bookings on the same day. To book, please have a look at our online calendar and map out a few possible date options before contacting the Andrell team via phone or email. For further information and requirements of the booking, please download the ‘Support Days’ document below.

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Updated on 01 June 2017

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Revised Criterion and Student Friendly Scales

The Australian Criterion and Student Friendly scales have been updated to rev6.0
Check out the 'Latest News' here.

 

NEW 2018 Dates for Term 1 Open Sessions

Check the calendar for details- more will be released so send in your requests before we fill up dates.

 

New Literacy App.

'Think Quick' is a rapid response liiteracy game designed to encourage the practise of: Parts of Speech, Word Families, Grammar, and General Knowledge.
Available for Apple or Android.  

Thick Quick and Uplevel It - Now Available as card games!

Testimonials

  • "Thank-you, I was WOWed and have LOTS of ideas to go back with. I am EXTREMELY excited to get started."

  • "Really Inspired by presenters, very impressed by program, engaging presentation."

  • "This is definitely not a program just for primary students, our year 7-9 intervention students are going to benefit SOOO much from this!!"

  • "Has been an extremely worthwhile day for all our staff. Delivery was excellent- supportive balance of instruction and practice. Thanks- was great."

  • "I really enjoyed the day and have a lot to now consider. Both presenters were engaging and explained ideas and info very clearly. Thank you!"

  • "Fantastic, finally each child is assessed individually. Well done. All the children will love this."

  • "Looking forward to making a difference, seeing a difference and witnessing growth. Great program."

  • "I like how is was practical, interactive and had demonstrations on what it looks like in action, in a classroom!"

  • "One of the most informative and practical professional development programs I have ever attended. Can use it straight away and can see how it will directly benefit student writing and my teaching."

  • "Fantastic presenters, material delivered in a very assessable way. I was never bored! Very excited to get started with the program!"

  • "It just makes sense!! Looking forward to implementing the program."

  • "So many wonderful activities presented- can’t wait to try them with my deaf students!