Literacy Reading and Writing – addressing low LITERACY levels • Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Facilitator: Mieke Alexander

Finding it hard to engage students with reading and writing? Do you have students who need additional support in improving their reading and writing skills and are you looking for strategies to support students to improve? This workshop will build on your skills to successfully engage students with meaningful reading and writing tasks, taking oracy as a starting point. All areas, reading, writing and oracy, will include specific skill building strategies which are aligned with all VCAL literacy outcomes. All topics will involve input from the participants so to get a wide range of ideas and lively discussions. This workshop is ideally suited for educators of students with low literacy levels that are reluctant to put pen to paper as well as educators (of all VCAL strands and subject areas) who are not qualified English teachers. A very popular and resource rich workshop which will equip you with useful strategies and tools to improve literacy in any classroom.

Mieke Alexander

Mieke Alexander’s career in education spans almost 40 years, ranging from primary schools to teaching adults and young people in community education settings. A qualified teacher, VET trainer and assessor (Cert IV in Education Support) and experienced presenter she has delivered PD on gifted children, integrated curriculum, learning to learn, assessing mathematics, thinking curriculum and designing rich assessment tasks. Her workshops are full of practical advice and strategies which are delivered with humour and affection.

What attendees have said in the past about this Masterclass:

  • Passionate, enthusiastic, educational, inspiring
  • Very relevant, great presenter and highly entertaining!
  • Excellent, passionate presenter.
  • Realistic and solid ideas and resources


Cancellations and substitutions: Cancellations notified in writing prior to the event incur a fee of 50%; otherwise no refund is given. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Time: Registration opens 9.00 am, session commences sharp 9.30am – 3.00pm

Max numbers: 40

Fees: Members $240, Non-members $300

Morning tea and lunch provided