How to Program Using a Backward Design Model (PP - 10)

27 places available

Start:  Friday 27 April 2018 - 9.00am

Finish: Friday 27 April 2018 - 12.00pm

New Premises:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)


About the course

This half-day  session will take you through a backward design planning model as described by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe (2005).

The process begins with goal setting and utilises the achievement standards from the WA Curriculum. The model also includes the embedding of explicit assessment and literacy practices throughout the unit of work so that informed decisions about progress and achievement can be made with authentic assessment data.

This workshop is for both primary and secondary teachers.

The context will focus on the learning area of English but is suitable for other subject areas.


At the end of this course teachers will have:

  • Increased knowledge and skills in relation to programming using the WA Curriculum.
  • Understand how to use a backward design process to plan learning around the WA Curriculum.
  • Practical strategies to improve student engagement with the gradual release teaching and learning model.


$ 75 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 150 : Members: Full Time
$ 250 : Non-Members

Includes morning tea


Christopher Witt
Literacy Consultant

Nominated Audience

Classroom Teachers PP-Year 10
Members and Non-members

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community