We have been working with Alan Wright, who facilitated whole school professional learning on Writer’s Notebook this term. He is facilitating lab sites in grades 3, 4 and 5.6. Lab sites are a highly effective way to provide professional learning for teachers. Alan models the lesson and teaching teams view him in action. Teachers then implement what they have observed. This way Writer’s Notebook becomes a consistent feature in our classrooms. Alan with work with the preps-2 later in the year.
The students have LOVED Alan sharing his writers’ notebooks as well as his amazing artefacts that he has collected from his travels around the world. Students can be heard saying to their parents “hurry up mum, we have to get home straight away so I can write in my writers notebook”. The enthusiasm and engagement we are seeing from the students has been fantastic.