About WriteMe




My name is Rosie Kerin, and I established WriteMe in 2012 in order to work independently as freelance writer, teacher and education consultant.

My 15-year career as a teacher of English, and as a curriculum and school leader, spanned middle, secondary and senior secondary schools in South Australia.

While a literacy consultant for Catholic Education South Australia, I completed my doctoral research exploring the changing practices and identities of mid-career English teachers as they mastered and integrated digital technologies within their professional contexts.

From 2006 - 2017, I taught English and Literacy courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of South Australia and Griffith University. My teaching and research interests include the ever-changing scope and field of English teaching, the integration of evolving texts and digital technologies, and what it means to be an adolescent and in the world today.

Today, Rosie designs and facilitates professional learning for teachers of literacy and numeracy in primary and secondary schools.

Key academic and professional publications


Boas, E & Kerin, R. (2021) Novel Ideas: Teaching fiction in Middle Years Classrooms, Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

Kerin, R. (2019) 'Learning from the wisdom of writers' in Dixon, M (ed.) Creative Horizons in the Classroom, English Teachers Association of New South Wales.

Kerin, R. (2018) Year 9: Developing as writers of narrative and persuasive texts, Literacy and Learning: The Middle Years, 26 (2), i-xx.

Kerin, R. (2017) Knowing and planning: A framework for planning in English, Literacy and Learning: The Middle Years, 25 (3), i - xiv.

Kerin, R. (2016) ‘Powerful Pedagogies’ in The Artful English Teacher, Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

Nixon, H. & Kerin, R. (2012). The 3D model of l(IT)eracy and the English curriculum. In B. Green and C. Beavis (Eds.) Literacy in 3D: A multi-dimensional framework for rethinking literacy education. ACER.

Kerin, R. (2009) Digital Portraits: Teacher education and multiliteracies pedagogy. In V. Carrington & M. Robinson (Eds.) Digital literacies Social learning and classroom practices. London: Sage Publications.

Kerin, R. & Comber, B. (2009) A National Curriculum for All Australian Youth: Making it Work for Teachers and Students Everywhere, English in Australia, 43(3) 21- 27.

Kerin, R. & Comber, B. (2008) Assessing the risks and possibilities: Standardised literacy testing at Year 9,  Curriculum Perspectives, 28(2), 65-70.

Kerin, R. (2008) So you say you want a revolution? English and Literacy Educators Shaping Digital Futures, Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 16(2), 23-31.

Kerin, R. (2008) Review: Reconceptualising the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives, Pedagogies: An International Journal, 3 (3), 187-191.


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