Rockhampton Girls Grammar School was proud to introduce to Australia, Rebecca DeSmith, presenter of the internationally renowned ‘Collins Writing Program’ from Boston Massachusetts on Tuesday 17 February. Over 80 delegates from Queensland and New South Wales joined Girls Grammar to participate in a full day workshop that explored ways to improve students writing.
Writing data in Australia has worsened in the last two NAPLAN tests. This program, sourced from a leadership course at Harvard University, provides strategies to ensure that writing that occurs in classroom is meaningful and develops the skills of students. Schools which have used the Collins strategies have seen dramatic and sustained improvement in their writing data – going against the national trend.
Girls Grammar is proud to work in conjunction with educators from across the private, catholic and public education systems to bring real change to student learning.