Visible Learning for Literacy
with Douglas Fisher and Sam Rodgers


13 May 2021
9.00am - 3.00pm AEDT

Workshop Cost

$418 per person

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Literacy educators have been in search of ‘what works’ for decades. When we look to the Visible Learning research, the answer is simple. Nearly all the things teachers do work when we ask what improves student achievement. But only a few things work at ensuring that students gain a year's worth of growth for a year of time at school. So, it’s time to focus on what works best.

What works best is using the right approach at the right time and by doing this you can design literacy learning experiences that maximise student learning. Discussions, readings and practical experiences related to literacy all contribute to deepening participant understanding.

This session includes Visible Learning research, its connections to surface, deep, and transfer learning as it relates to literacy, and the most impactful approaches to use in each stage of learning.

During this workshop participants will

  • Discover the evidence informed literacy practices that can accelerate student learning.
  • Learn more about the 3 phases of learning—surface, deep, and transfer
  • Explore which literacy strategies work best for each phase of learning
  • Discover how to measure your impact on student learning
  • Explore how complexity and difficulty build fluency, stamina, and critical thinking

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Doug is the co-author of the Making Literacy Visible series alongside John Hattie and Nancy Frey. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design.

Sam Rodgers

Sam Rodgers is a Visible Learning for Literacy accredited facilitator, with a background in language and literacy. She has a Masters degree in Language and Literacy and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics. Sam is currently an education consultant with Corwin Australia, supporting schools across the country who are putting Visible Learning for Literacy theory into practice. Sam facilitates teacher workshops, collaborates with leadership teams and undertakes school reviews, acting as a critical friend to teachers and leaders who are implementing high impact literacy strategies in their schools.

Online Workshop
Visible Learning for Literacy

Tuesday 13th May 2021

9.00am [NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT]
8.30am [SA]
9.00am [QLD]
8.30am [NT]
7.00am [WA]
11.00am [New Zealand]

6 hours

Online Workshop:
Visible Learning for Literacy

You will be emailed a personal link to the online workshop the day prior to the event. It is advised that you attend the webinar 10 minutes before commencement to avoid missing any content.

If you have any questions please contact or call 02 8396 0800.