ACSA Webinars
Creative & Critical thinking - 4

Paul Stewart, Melbourne Grammar School

More than One Way to Skin a Cat - Teaching English in the Middle Years

(session complete, recording available with series registration via the REGISTER HERE link below)

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This webinar will provide a whistle-stop tour of tasks and approaches designed to engage middle years students in literacy. It will explore the role of creativity when confronted with issues of spelling, vocabulary, expression, research and analysis.

(from this link you will have the option to register for this session alone, more or the whole series)

Middle years English teachers will be well-acquainted with the challenges involved in improving standards of literacy in a class of diverse dispositions and academic ability. This webinar will present a number of approaches that have proven to be effective at Melbourne Grammar School. The presentation will explore the role of technology in two dimensions: as a creative tool, and as a means of more efficient practice.

What you will learn
Participants will get a glimpse of the range of opportunities that are available to teachers keen to engage students without compromising the rigour necessary to advance the learning. They will also be able to sense the possibilities when technology is used to personalise the learning. Authentic examples using videos, online interactivity, audio and imagery will be demonstrated.

Why you should attend
This one hour presentation gathers together a multitude of approaches garnered from years of teaching English, Drama and Literature.

AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in this webinar:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students 
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies 
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals 
3.4 Select and use resources 
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process 
4.1 Support student participation 
4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically 
5.1 Assess student learning 
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning 
5.5 Report on student achievement  
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning 
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities

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