Teachers travel to US for Literacy Conference

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Teachers travel to US for Literacy Conference

Two Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School staff members travelled to Orlando, Florida to attend the International Literacy Association Conference from 14 to 17 July.

Head of English Learning Area, Tracie Howell, and Roxanne Wilson, Special Education Needs Co-ordinator, attended the conference as part of the 2017 Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Foundation Study Fellowship.

Mrs Wilson said it was an eye-opening conference where the focus was on ‘reimagining literacy’.

“It was comforting to discover that many of the lectures advocated some of the key areas the School has been focussing on in recent years, including growth mindset, coaching and work ‘flow’,” Mrs Wilson said.

“We have met and worked with some leading educators in literacy and learning. Tracie and I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity.”

“Many of the participants were from the USA and Tracie and I will come back with a new found respect for the Australian education system!”

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School’s inaugural Study Fellowship was awarded in 2014 with the aim to provide financial assistance for the School’s educational programme including research projects, scholarships, endowments, fellowships, travelling by the School’s teachers and visits from overseas teachers.

The International Literacy Association Conference is a flagship event for literacy professionals worldwide and aligns with Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School’s focus on literacy across the Curriculum and the School.