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Free Zoom event: 7 pm 17 November – “Plain Read”: Safety and Indigenous Rangers presented by Leonie Swift

Leonie is a plain English writing consultant and trainer.  A librarian by trade, she has over twenty years’ experience in both state and local government.  Leonie’s passion for language, literacy and numeracy resulted in the development of Redland City Council’s first Adult Literacy Tutoring Program.

She currently works with Indigenous rangers in Queensland’s Bunya Mountains, […]

2022 October Tutor Tip now available to members: Using Google Docs in the Classroom

In this Tip, Gavin Mackinney explains how digital technologies were used interactively with literacy students. Specifically, Southbank TAFE ALN 1 class students learned how to access and use Google Docs, with tables that helped them to format short answers to survey questions modelled by Gavin and then made their own survey question topics in […]

August 2022 Write On now available to members

Using health materials with adult literacy/EAL learners

Followed by QCAL AGM

New Tutor Tip: Using rapid antigen tests with students by QCAL/ACAL committee

Using Google Docs, Google Forms and Adobe Express Webpages with Adult Literacy Students with Gavin Mackinney

In the workshop Gavin will share with the participants how collaborative digital technologies with (even low level) literacy students were used interactively. Southbank TAFE ALN 1 class students learned how to access and use Google Docs, with tables that helped them to format short answers to […]

New Tutor Tip: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): How teachers can help – by Maree Stevens

Trauma-Informed Practice in the Classroom: Some understandings of traumatised learners and practical strategies to help them

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The session will comprise:

  1. An overview of current work – high school with population of students with a large trauma base and low levels of literacy along the outer western corridor of Brisbane.
  2. A little about trauma impacts and cumulative harm impacts on brain development, including showing a 5- minute […]

Write On December 2021

Free Zoom seminar ‘How far we’ve come’ introduced by Remy and Dean18 Nov 7pm