Effective Programming using the English K-6 Syllabus


Many hours are devoted to planning and programming.  This course focuses on using the English K-6 Syllabus to plan clear and concise teaching sequences that directly address identified outcomes. 

This step-by-step day of planning will help you pull together big ideas, text sets, English syllabus outcomes, responding and composing and a rich assessment task into a unit of work.

This course is ideal for a grade or stage team who want to work collaboratively or for individual teachers wanting to refine their practice.

This is a hands-on course with teachers working in stage groups to plan a unit of work using a text set.

Fee: $200


Completing a Effective Programming using the English K-6 Syllabus course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Evaluation Comments:

  • Finally common sense programming and ideas for implementing the curriculum.
  • Such sensible, practical presentation. We need reminding about WHY we teach what we do and HOW we can do it best…
  • (It was useful) having time to delve into the English Syllabus with colleagues…I liked that you reminded us about NESA requirements.
  • Thank you for making programming doable. You are realistic about time management and how we can do the best for our students.

Target Participants

Teachers in the early years of their career and teachers of all stages who wish to rethink their approach to programming from the syllabus to ensure that strategies and tasks are achieving desired outcomes.


This course will take teachers through the process of considering a big idea that will assist in the creation of an appropriate text set.

Teachers will then examine the syllabus to select content to meet the learning needs of students.

As this will be a hands on course with digital proformas being provided, teachers may find it useful to bring a laptop, tablet or iPad.

There will be a range of plenary, small group and workshop delivery modes.

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