New Webinar: Science of Reading: 24 August (after school)

Testimonials

Some of the kind things people have said about us, our services and our products.

"Every facet was important. Clearly showed how to develop a literacy block. One of the rare PD's where I stayed fully focused for the whole day."

Wendy, Nerang State School

"The best and most relevant workshop I have been to in years. Thank you for being so enthusiastic and passionate about reading in the primary school."

Wendy, Nerang State School

"Thanks SO much for such a fabulous workshop! I have come back to school invigorated and extra enthused and have sung your praises to our staff."

Alex, Moreton Bay Boys College

"Left me feeling motivated and keen to get back into the classroom to try out the ideas."

Sue, Lowood State School

"Excellent presentation, you covered a great deal in limited time."

Annette Hayward, Christian Outreach College Brisbane

"Very relevant. Had no prior knowledge of the 6 traits of good writing. Thanks for a great day!!"

Naomi Bosse, Cavendish Road State High School

"Fantastic! Just what I needed to know."

Luke Logan, Mary Mackillop Catholic School

"Really enjoyed your workshop! I'll be heading back to introduce literature circles. The boys will love it!"

Cara Ryan, Moreton Bay Boys' College

"You never cease to amaze me! It's a wonderful feeling learning in wonderful settings - you make people feel very special. Thank you."

Tricia Blake, Primary Teacher

"Angela is absolutely brilliant! She offers in-depth expertise gained through her diverse educational background."

Sonia Evans, Qld Manager - Primary, Macmillan Education Australia

"Literacy Solutions is driven by a passion to ensure children are given the best possible support during their literacy journey. The Professional Development sessions include instruction on best practices for the development of readers of all ages!"

Sonia Evans, Qld Manager - Primary, Macmillan Education Australia

"(Angela) Four staff members attended your workshops in Rockhampton this year and you have influenced their teaching practices enormously."

Jenny Archer, Principal, Gracemere State School

"Learnt some wonderful strategies to teach reading. Angela's knowledge needs to be bottled!"

Julie Geodhart, Brisbane School of Distance Education

"We both had nothing but positive comments to make on our return to school. We will try to implement many of your fabulous ideas into our school's guided reading program."

Joanne Burford, (ST:LD), Rochedale State School

"The workshop was absolutely fantastic- I would definitely be interested in attending your future workshops."

Jessica Rigby, Rochedale State School

"Quality of handouts should be a criteria so I can say EXCELLENT."

Lesley Hillhouse, Corinda State School

"Very engaging / energetic / purposeful"

Tarni Nokes, Marsden State School

"Great to hear from a presenter that is still working in the classroom. Ideas are practical and obviously tried and tested."

Ruth Little, St Laurence's College

"Thank you Angela, one of the most useful prof. dev days I have ever been to."

Philippa Dancer, Corinda State School

"Angela has explicit knowledge in the teaching of literacy for all year levels. She is enthusiastic and an expert of the teaching of literacy to children of all ages and is adept at modeling this to teachers, students and parents alike."

Kim Egan, Principal, Carbrook State School

"Literacy Solutions are a vital resource to assist with developing literacy programs, embedding the latest research within teaching practices. They are easy and professional to work with and committed to tailoring inservice and programs to each school's unique needs."

Kim Egan, Principal, Carbrook State School

"Angela, we've had tremendous feedback on the last set of Springboard teacher notes you did for us, with the market calling out for an encore. Needless to say, we'd be ever so delighted to have you on board again."

Nikita Gill, Production Manager, Macmillan Education, New Zealand

"Angela, we've had rave reviews regarding Springboard 4 (teacher notes)."

Sandra Iversen PhD, Primary Publishing Director, Macmillan Education Australia

"(Angela) I have had some extremely positive feedback from our editors. Thank you very much for your effort and for putting in so much thought into the project (Springboard). There is no doubt that we will be working with you again."

Nikita Gill, Production Manager, Macmillan Education, New Zealand

"Extremely appropriate to where we are at in looking at how to improve our reading program. Excellent mix of theory and practical ideas"

Loretta Smith, Grovely State School

"I cannot believe how much Angela covered in such a short time. Wonderful! "

Susan Hillas, Grovely State School

"Angela, I was very impressed with your training day at Easts Leagues Club and have been spreading the word at my Cluster Meeting for Support Teachers. Your message and level of skills training has to reach more people..it was the sort of PD that modern educators need to help them become more reflective about their practice. "

Jeannie Carr, Head of Curriculum, Belmont State School

"Angela, Thank you so much for your wonderful work with our teachers. You have challenged, inspired and encouraged us, and we so appreciate your energy and enthusiasm."

Tom Byrne and all the staff, Principal, Springfield Lakes State School

"Great having as a presenter an experienced teacher who obviously knows what she's talking about and is currently working in classrooms, thus knows what people mean when they ask questions and can show how she deals with that particular issue. Lots of practical ideas presented. Really helpful! Thank you. (P-7 Reading Workshop)"

Jo O'Flaherty, Nazareth Catholic College, Adelaide

"Angela, I would just love to be a parent helper in your classroom. You're so engaging, clearly the children you teach would be richly blessed."

Rhyll Larsen, Banana State School

"Well done Marisa. Very relevant and highly useful."

Kathy Butts, Townsville West State School

"Presenter (Marisa) is very knowledgeable and provided lots of practical suggestions and examples."

Debbie Price, Garbutt

"Marisa is very enthusiastic, engaging and motivated. She models her passion for literacy."

Anon.

"Angela - The practical strategies that you elaborated on were so perfect - it's what I need and I certainly will be sharing with colleagues when I get back to school."

Gillian Wallace, Beerwah State School

"Fantastic use of funds! Angela was a true teacher - I will take her enthusiasm and confidence away with me today and transfer it, along with the learned content of today's workshop, to help support and enhance students' literacy at our school."

Vanessa Edwards, Teachers' Aide, Dingo SS

"Thank you! In such a short time I have learnt so much. The links and modelling of how you teach skills in the classroom have been great to listen to."

Amanda Rynne, Capricornia School of Distance Education

"An excellent workshop Angela. I have learnt so much today. I particularly enjoyed the way you model the exact language you use with the children."

Deb Campbell, Sacred Heart Yeppoon

"Angela, thank you for sharing your outstanding knowledge about reading and writing and inspiring us to follow in your footsteps."

Shona McGuire, Principal, Rolleston State School

"Angela, you constantly amaze me with your huge knowledge and you motivate me with your practical ideas. Your workshops are energising, thought-provoking, stimulating and I love them!"

Debra Cochrane, Eagle Junction State School

"As always, Angela, the workshop was jam-packed with practical tips, useful resource ideas, extensive knowledge and sheer energy and vitality! I am excited about what I'm going to implement back at school tomorrow!"

Debra Cochrane, Eagle Junction State School

"Sensational day! 21 years of teaching and I'm still learning. Felt like a graduate!"

Alison Conyngham, St Hilda School

"Angela has a wealth of knowledge. She is like an open book. I have learnt so much in 4 hours than I have in one year, thanks Angela"

Chloe Glennon, Carbrook State School

"Angela has such a fantastic way to talk and discuss topics in the workshop. I could listen to her all day. Her ideas are swimming around in my head and I want to change and help my students so much more now!!"

Sharyn Harth, Goomeri State School

"This workshop (Beyond NAPLAN: Thinking Past the Quick Fix) should be mandatory for all classroom teachers. The practical classroom strategies are awesome."

Bev Laidlaw, Logan village State School

"Marisa, you covered heaps of content - good mix of theory and practice."

Julie Harvey-Sutton, Belgian Gardens State School

"Very worthwhile - and loved your enthusiasm, Marisa"

Roseanne Fisher, Railway Estate State School

"This is by far the best PD I have ever been to. I have come away more excited about teaching reading and I feel better armed to be effective in doing this."

Karen McLaren, Springfield Lakes State School

"Thank you for such a positive, informative day. It is always a pleasure to come to your inservices. I never fail to learn something new. Super ideas that are practical."

Rachael Symes, Mathew Flinders Anglican College