Reading – Writing – Spelling – Inquiry

DEB SUKARNA

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About Deb

Deb has been a leading educator for 37 years and has presented professional development programs for State, Catholic and Independent schools. She has worked in the United States and has co-authored a number of books on literacy education. In 2011 Deb was the recipient of the ACEL Hedley Beare Educator of the Year Award and received a Fellowship in Leadership from ACEL in 2014. Deb has been both a Primary Principal and Principal of a Balinese Community School. She has recently retired from Ivanhoe Grammar School as Head of Plenty Campus (Prep to Year 12) and Deputy Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School (2004-2016). Deb has an expertise and passion for literacy and her workshops are based on her own classroom practice from ELC to Year 9.

Working with schools

Reading

Developing Deep Level Thinkers!

How can comprehension be explicitly taught?

What are features of a well organised and comprehensive Reading Program?

Writing

Are we teaching kids or fixing their Writing?

Getting that Buzz in Writers Workshop!

How can Writing time be organised in a manageable and effective way?

Spelling

How to develop metacognitive, strategic spellers?

What makes a spelling program effective?

We need to teach and not just do activities!

Inquiry

The Magic of curious and capable learners!

Why teach with an Inquiry mindset?

How can student understanding be strengthened?

Leadership

Believing in and developing our teachers!

Why an ongoing Professional Learning Program is essential?

How can we improve whole school learning for kids and teachers?

Thursday 20 August

TEACHING FOR DEEPER LEVEL COMPREHENSION - From Theory to Practice

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 28 August

WRITING CONFERENCES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE - Improving Student Writing

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 4 September

READERS WORKSHOP – Organising for Effective Teaching and Learning

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 11 September

WRITING AND SPELLING ASSESSMENT THAT INFORMS PLANNING – Improving our Teaching and Student Learning

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 16 October

TEACHING CHILDREN TO SPELL

Phonics and Spelling Presented by David Hornsby (F-2 Teachers)
Planning a Balanced Program presented Deb Sukarna (Year 3-6 Teachers)

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Friday 23 October

READERS WORKSHOP - Organising for Effective Teaching and Learning

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 2 Teachers

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Friday 30 October

ORGANISING FOR LEARNING IN WRITERS WORKSHOP – Establishing a Productive and Happy Writing Culture

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Year 2 to Year 6 Teachers

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Wednesday 11 November

WRITERS NOTEBOOK - The Key to an Independent Writing Routine

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 13 November

ORGANISING FOR LEARNING IN WRITERS WORKSHOP – Establishing a Productive and Happy Writing Culture

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Friday 20 November

READING - Focus on Improving Text Response Reading

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers

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Testimonials

“Loved it! After so many years teaching, it is good to revise and learn about literacy and the better/best ways to teach this to children. I will use everything I was shown today with my class.”

Spensley Street Primary School

“Very informative and inspiring. I came out of this seminar with so many great ideas and strategies. It made me rethink some of our current practices at school, as well as reaffirm approaches we are already doing.”

Manchester Primary School

“Amazing and so inspiring and important - this stuff is a game changer. Deb is so inspirational and passionate. You make me want to be better and learn so much more.”

Plenty Valley Christian College

“As always another amazing day. You are so passionate and easy to listen to. I have pages and pages of notes to go through and many new things I want to try and implement.”

St Columba's Primary School

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