Composing Multimodal Texts in English K-6 - Visual Literacy in Practice


In order to meet the demands of the English K-6 syllabus students are required to compose spoken, written and visual texts. This course focuses on composing a range of visual texts, by hand and digitally. Using the resources that are readily available in any classroom and that all teachers can confidently use, we will show participants how to teach students to compose simple visual texts. We will progress from posters to digital story telling and simple movies.  This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will need to bring a computer to the course.


Completing a Composing Multimodal Texts in English K-6 - Visual Literacy in Practice course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Target Participants

Teachers K-6 who wish to develop a deep understanding about how to teach students a variety of simple ways to compose visual and digital texts to meet the outcomes of NSW English Syllabus K-6.


Participants will examine the role of purpose and audience in visual texts as well as explore the metalanguage of visual literacy.

There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes The use of technology to support the composing of multimodal texts will be explained simply and practically.

Relevant Journal of Professional Learning (JPL) Article

How Goes the New English K-6 Syllabus