Presented BY teachers, FOR teachers.

Big Write and VCOP is designed to bring the fun back into writing, to make the children want to write and to be continuously challenged throughout the writing journey. Through games, activities, writing tasks, conversations and discussions, students will learn not only where their abilities lie in a fun and engaging way, but also the steps they need to take, in order to continue to improve.

Big Write and VCOP is a methodology for raising the standards in writing across all ages and ability levels throughout Australasia. It seeks to address the reasons why there are falling standards in writing. Based on the premise that ‘if they can’t say it, they can’t write it’, we scaffold the learning to allow children to become articulate thinkers and speakers, who will then become articulate writers. It is a differentiated approach suitable for pre-writers, all the way through secondary school. Underpinning the progress the students will achieve is the 'back to basics' approach of teaching the building blocks of writing through the use of the GHaSP method.

 Big Write comes with a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment tool (linked to the Australian National Curriculum), that develops consistency and accuracy of writing assessment right across your school. The Student Friendly Criterion Scale empowers the children by allowing them to analyse where their skill set lies, and specifically what steps they need to take in order to move forward. 

Who should attend?

Graduate and Student Teachers, Primary and Secondary Teachers, Teacher Aides, Special Education Teachers, Literacy and Curriculum Coordinators, as well as Principals.

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Revised Criterion and Student Friendly Scales

The Australian Criterion and Student Friendly scales have been updated to rev6.0
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NEW 2018 Dates for Term 1 Open Sessions

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New Literacy App.

'Think Quick' is a rapid response liiteracy game designed to encourage the practise of: Parts of Speech, Word Families, Grammar, and General Knowledge.
Available for Apple or Android.  

Thick Quick and Uplevel It - Now Available as card games!


  • "Has been an extremely worthwhile day for all our staff. Delivery was excellent- supportive balance of instruction and practice. Thanks- was great."

  • "Thank-you, I was WOWed and have LOTS of ideas to go back with. I am EXTREMELY excited to get started."

  • "I like how is was practical, interactive and had demonstrations on what it looks like in action, in a classroom!"

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  • "It just makes sense!! Looking forward to implementing the program."

  • "Fantastic, finally each child is assessed individually. Well done. All the children will love this."

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  • "Fantastic presenters, material delivered in a very assessable way. I was never bored! Very excited to get started with the program!"

  • "So many wonderful activities presented- can’t wait to try them with my deaf students!

  • "Looking forward to making a difference, seeing a difference and witnessing growth. Great program."

  • "One of the most informative and practical professional development programs I have ever attended. Can use it straight away and can see how it will directly benefit student writing and my teaching."

  • "This is definitely not a program just for primary students, our year 7-9 intervention students are going to benefit SOOO much from this!!"