Leading to Literacy

I was very privileged to be invited to do a plenary presentation at the Queensland Association of Special Education Leaders' annual conference.   Below is the presentation I gave on "Leading to Literacy" where I got to talk about the fabulous Willans Hill School and the four years of our journey implementing balanced literacy instruction with all students in the school.  I always feel very lucky to work with such a wonderful group of students and staff.

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PS  The fabulous principal at Willans Hill, Chris Lennon, has recently announced her retirement plans.  We'll really miss her - but I'm hoping we can "persuade" her into doing other things now!

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Comments (6)

  1. Amanda


    Love it! Willans Hill could not have got to where we are today without you! You truly are an amazing woman!

  2. Reply

    Hello. I am an OT working in special education and getting my master's degree in SPED functional skills. I am doing a project around writing skills and students with significant disabilities. I would like to hear your presentation and use it as a resource. When I click on the link, it gives me visuals but not any of the audio from your presentation. Is it possible to get a script or notes or something to go with it?

    • jane


      Hi - in the presentation the only audio is in the videos. Unfortunately I don't have a script or notes - I just present the information as it comes. Sorry!

  3. Bronte


    Hi Jane!

    I was wondering if there are any PD's you would recommend for staff at an SDS in Melbourne around a balanced literacy approach?

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

    • jane


      Hi Bronte, I don't know of anything organised at this stage. You could see about attending the training sessions that CPEC does - you can contact them through their website http://www.cpec.org.au. Cheers Jane

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