Conferences 2017-06-16T10:04:58+00:00

Upcoming Talk for Writing conferences

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Talk for Writing in EY and KS1

For Primary Head Teachers, English subject leaders, Nursery, Foundation and KS1 Teachers

Presented by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong

This conference will focus on practical strategies for developing young children as storytellers and writers. We will look at how to help children learn a bank of stories through story mapping, using actions and deepening understanding through play. From Nursery to year 2, we will explore approaches to helping children develop their own creative versions of well-known stories and poems both orally and through writing. Using examples and film clips of shared and guided writing, the conference will also consider how to help children create their own imaginative stories. These conferences have previously sold out rapidly and proved to be very popular as they demonstrate how to teach the National Curriculum in an imaginative and effective way.

Price per delegate outside of London: £195.00 +VAT
Price per delegate in London: £215 +VAT

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course.

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Torquay
Fri 10th Feb 2017
FULLY BOOKED
norwich
Thu 30th Mar 2017
FULLY BOOKED
Somerset
Fri 19th May 2017
fully booked
YorkWed 21st June 2017FULLY BOOKED
Manchester Thu 22nd June 2017 FULLY BOOKED
Birmingham Weds 28th June 2017 fully booked
London Thu 29th June 2017 FULLY BOOKED
Ashford in kent Fri 30th June 2017 fully booked

Talk for Writing in the Foundation Phase in Wales

For Primary Head Teachers, English subject leaders, Nursery and Foundation Stage Teachers

Presented by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong

This conference will focus on practical strategies for developing young children as storytellers and writers. We will look at how to help children learn a bank of stories through story mapping, using actions and deepening understanding through play. From Nursery to Year 2, we will explore approaches to helping children develop their own creative versions of well-known stories, poems and non-fiction both orally and through writing. Using examples and film clips of shared and guided writing, the conference will also consider how to help children create their own imaginative stories.

Price per delegate: £195.00 +VAT

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course.

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Llandudno Fri 23rd June 2017 fully booked
LlanelliWed 12th July 2017fully booked

Talk for Writing across the curriculum for pupils of all ages – with a focus on maths and science

For Primary and Secondary Headteachers and senior managers, leading teachers with curriculum responsibilities and primary teachers (including ‘literacy across the curriculum’ as well as teachers of maths / science). 

Presented by Julia Strong and Pie Corbett, supported by maths and science teachers from both primary and secondary schools 

This groundbreaking, interactive conference will demonstrate how Talk for Writing has been used successfully in both primary and secondary schools across the curriculum. The opening session will illustrate the Talk for Writing process, showing how it can be adapted to suit the language patterns and thought processes of any subject both in primary and secondary schools to teach different subjects. To make progress in any subject, pupils need the relevant language patterns to think and express themselves. Talk for Writing can be a game changer in terms of raising standards across the curriculum.

In the second session, Pie will introduce two maths experts, Tracey Adams  (maths lead, St Matthew’s C of E Primary School, Birmingham) and Uzma Southern (head of maths at Slough and Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College) who will illustrate the approach in maths.

In the afternoon session, Julia introduces two science experts, Tom Wriglesworth (teacher, Selby Community Primary School, Yorkshire) and a secondary science teacher, from Slough and Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College, illustrating how the approach supports science. The day will end with some practical activities that can be adapted to suit the needs of learners in any subject.

Price per delegate: £195.00 +VAT

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course.

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birmingham Tue 4th July 2017 fully booked

Using Talk for Writing with special educational needs pupils

This conference focuses on using Talk for Writing with KS2 pupils who have Moderate Learning Difficulties, as well as those who work with deaf pupils who have significant language delay (primary and secondary). It would be useful for teachers who work in SEND schools and teachers that work in mainstream schools with pupils who have special needs.

Presented by Pie Corbett and two SEND teachers

Pie will explore how the Talk for Writing approach can help children with special educational needs fulfil their potential. In the afternoon session, a teacher of children who are deaf and the Head of The Harbour Centre, a specialist centre for children with learning difficulties, will illustrate the dramatic impact of the approach on the children’s language development, confidence, composition and writing.

Price per delegate: £195.00 +VAT

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course.

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birmingham
Wed 5th July 2017
places available

Quality Independent Writing at KS2 

For Primary Headteachers, English subject leaders and KS2 teachers.

Presented by Pie Corbett

How do you teach and guide children to develop as independent, imaginative writers?

This conference will explore the notion of ‘reading as a writer’ so children learn to draw upon great literature and well-crafted models as a resource for their writing. A key focus of the day will be using shared writing to demonstrate how to write powerfully and independently, drawing on what has been taught. The role of different strategies for using shared writing to teach children how to plan, draft, edit and evaluate their own composition will be highlighted; alongside exploring how to teach grammar to enhance meaning.

The final session of the day will run through a sequence of powerful ideas that engage children and stimulate great writing. There will be plenty of creative starting points for stories and poetry that grabs the imagination.

Price per delegate: £195.00 +VAT

Discount: 10% discount on ALL places when a school books more than one person on the same course.

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Penrith
Thu 12th Oct 2017
places available
hull
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
places available
Nottingham
thu 23rd Nov 2017
places available
birmingham
Fri 24th Nov 2017
places available
croydon
Wed 29th Nov 2017
places available
Luton
Thu 30th Nov 2017
places available
Swindon
Fri 1st Dec 2017
places available

The Roving Books Children’s Bookshop attends all of Pie Corbett’s Talk4Writing conferences in order to give delegates the opportunity to see and buy a wonderful range of children’s books and Talk for Writing publications by Pie Corbett and Julia Strong.

The conferences all begin at 9.30 and end at 3.30. We always try to seat delegates around tables so that they have a surface to make notes on.