During this time we have developed cohesive plans for the development, management and delivery of exciting and engaging classroom writing and storytelling projects.

Professional Development for your School

We can deliver a group workshop of your choice on a school development day, or after hours, onsite at your school or online.

Prices start at $1,500 + GST for a group of 20

Robot Bird Creative Writing: An Introduction to Creative Thinking in the Primary Classroom

Our Robot Bird workshops are all about encouraging creativity and awareness of the creative process in students. This workshop will provide participants with some of the background behind our workshops, how creativity can be used to foster engagement and encourage writing in younger students.

Key elements of the course are:

  • fun, engaging model activities
  • overview of recent research on creativity
  • a guide for observing and reflecting on creativity
  • suggestions for developing new creative writing activities
  • resources are best suited to stage 2 and 3 students

This workshop is suitable for teachers of students from stage 3 to stage 3
Duration: Two hours


Creativity in the Classroom – Primary and High School 

This course dives into the world of creativity in education, with a particular focus on the creative in creative writing.

Participants will:

  • be introduced to a range of fun, engaging creativity-based activities
  • examine ways creativity can be used to support literacy growth in classrooms
  • learn how to use innovative observation tools designed to track creativity
  • be provided with suggestions for developing new creative writing activities

During the course we’ll explore various theories of creativity, recent research about the impact of creativity in education, and teaching strategies that encourage creativity in students. Expect to work your way through a series of fun, innovative and practical activities that are easily transferred to the classroom.

This workshop is suitable for teachers of students from stage 3 to stage 5
Duration: Two hours


Craft of Writing with the Story Factory

In this workshop participants will look closely at Module C – Craft of Writing: there will be a brief overview of the syllabus expectations, touching on the text structures, language features and stylistic choices teachers will be required to work through with their students. This will include detailed examination of the possible types of written responses (imaginative, discursive, persuasive, informative and reflective) students may be expected to complete in the assessment tasks and HSC. 

Participants will: 

  • be guided through a series of activities that highlight the differences and connections between the various texts types
  • examine a selection of example texts
  • be provided with a model to assist with guiding students through the process of textual analysis, adoption of stylistic features, writing and reflection 

This workshop is suitable for teachers of students in stage 6. 

Duration: Two hours