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  Attending Approaches to the New Year 11 and Year 12 English Syllabus will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standard 2 and Standard 3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Attending Approaches to the New Year 11 and Year 12 English Syllabus will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standard 2 and Standard 3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

2018 Into English Professional Learning Day:

Approaches to the New Year 11 and Year 12 English Syllabus

Date: Saturday 15th September, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Venue: Charles Sturt University
Address: Boorooma Street, North Wagga NSW

Registrations close Monday 10th September, 2018. 


Conference Description

This day will look closely at the new Stage 6 English Syllabus to offer practical strategies for approaching the Year 11 and Year 12 modules in both the Standard and Advanced courses. Centred on critical reading, thinking, and writing practices, teachers will be introduced to approaches that will enable them to effectively and consistently embed into their Year 11 and Year 12 programs those skills at the core of disciplinary literacy in English. The day will showcase a variety of rich learning activities and lesson sequences to aid students in their transition from Year 11 to Year 12. As such, teachers will walk away with a plethora of new ideas for fostering student competency in the use of tools and concepts specific to participation in the English discipline.


Session Abstracts

Session 1: Welcome and Plenary: Keeping Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, and Critical Writing at the Core of Classroom Culture  

With a syllabus focus on intensive and close reading of complex texts, in-depth consideration of common textual concepts, and analytical and creative writing, how can teachers foster a classroom culture where critical reading, thinking, and writing are embedded into everyday practice? 

In this workshop, teachers will be introduced to 8 transferable critical reading, thinking, and writing strategies that help create a classroom environment where thinking, participation, and collaboration are nurtured and cultivated. Guided by the concept of "learning through constraints" (Joseph P. McDonald et al. The Power of Protocols: An Educator's Guide to Better Practice), a theory that advocates for the regular use of defined protocols in the classroom, this workshop will explore approaches for encouraging students to appropriately and effectively think through and analyse complex material, participate in discussions with others, receive and provide feedback, and reflect on their learning.

Suitable for teachers of Year 11 and Year 12 Standard and Advanced English

Session 2: Reading to Write: Mapping Critical and Creative Responses

This workshop is focused on designing lesson sequences and learning experiences that provide students with rich opportunities for both critical and creative engagement with texts in the context of the Year 11 Common Module - Reading to Write. In particular, teachers will be introduced to strategies for helping students transition from critical reading and thinking to critical and creative writing when considering a particular text.

Suitable for teachers of Year 11 Standard and Advanced English

Session 2: The Tempest and Hag-Seed in Conversation

This workshop is designed to assist teachers in their approach to HSC English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations. The main focus of the workshop is the ways that Atwood's reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest reveals both common and disparate issues, values, assumptions and perspectives, demonstrating how writers engage with culturally significant stories in ways that enable us to understand not only people and cultures from the past, but also ourselves and our own society in the present.

Suitable for teachers of Year 12 Advanced English

Session 3: Approaching the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

Using a selection of texts from Year 12 Standard and Advanced Module C: The Craft of Writing, this workshop will show how these texts can be used to optimise students' study of the Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences. By examining how these texts represent individual and collective human experiences, and considering the ways they extend and enrich understanding of the prescribed texts, this workshop demonstrates an effective approach for integrating The Craft of Writing into Common Module teaching programs for the purpose of concurrent study.

Suitable for teachers of Year 12 Standard and Advanced English

Session 3: A Global Phenomenon: Narratives that Shape our World

This workshop will explore one of the central perspectives underpinning this module: the global nature of English literature and the ways it connects people within and across cultures, communities and historical eras. By looking at a selection of past and contemporary narratives, teachers will have the opportunity to learn strategies for improving student engagement with context, purpose, and audience, as well as textual features, such as: language, structure, genre, and medium of production.

Suitable for teachers of Year 11 Advanced English

Session 4: Close Reading as an Approach to Module B

Developing personal and intellectual connections to texts is common to Year 11 and Year 12 Standard and Advanced Module B: Close/Critical Study of Literature. As such, this workshop introduces teachers to the principles of Close Reading as an effective approach with which to underpin program design for Module B across Year 11 and Year 12. Suitable for teachers of both Standard and Advanced Module B, this workshop will demonstrate a variety of methods for encouraging independent critical reading and thinking that will enable students to successfully interpret texts on their own and communicate their understanding clearly through their written responses. 

Suitable for teachers of Year 11 and Year 12 Standard and Advanced English

Session 4: Considering Language, Identity, and Culture

Drawing on a selection of texts of Year 12 Standard Module C: The Craft of Writing, this workshop will show how these texts can be used to optimise students' study of Module A: Language, Identity, and Culture. By examining how these texts using language to reflect and influence individual and collective identity and culture, and considering the ways they extend and enrich understanding of the prescribed texts, this workshop demonstrates an effective approach for integrating The Craft of Writing into Module A teaching programs for the purpose of concurrent study.

Suitable for teachers of Year 12 Standard English

Session 5: The Craft of Writing: Shaping Perspective and Sharing a Vision

The Craft of Writing: Shaping Perspective and Sharing a Vision focuses on practical approaches teachers can use to foster student appreciation, analysis, and evaluation of texts prescribed for Year 12 Module C: The Craft of Writing. A selection of prescribed texts from the Standard and Advanced courses will be used to demonstrate critical reading, thinking, and writing activities that enable students to develop their understanding of the ways writers use language, textual forms and features to shape perspectives and share a vision of the world.

Suitable for teachers of Year 12 Standard and Advanced English

Session 5: Approaching Contemporary Possibilities

This workshop is designed to assist teachers in creating a conceptual approach to Year 11 Standard Module A: Contemporary Possibilities. The workshop will showcase a variety of appropriate teaching and learning activities designed to promote student engagement with the ways that we read, navigate, understand, and respond to digital, multimedia, and multimodal texts.

Suitable for teachers of Year 11 Standard English

 

  Attending Approaches to the New Year 11 and Year 12 English Syllabus will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standard 2 and Standard 3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Attending Approaches to the New Year 11 and Year 12 English Syllabus will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standard 2 and Standard 3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Conference Inclusions

Registration includes:

  • A conference pack
  • All day tea and coffee
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch

Registrations

To register, complete the form below

Registration Package *
Please indicate your registration package. For faculties who wish to send 1-4 teachers, please fill in and submit a separate online form for each teacher.
Please supply a school purchase order number. If you are paying for the course personally, please type N/A.
Name *
Name
For faculty registrations, please provide the name of the Head Teacher or designated contact person.
For faculty registrations, please list the names of all teachers attending.
For faculty registrations, please list the teacher's name followed by their NESA number.
Please supply the email address of your school's finance or administration manager. If you are paying for the course personally, please type N/A.
Please enter any special dietary requirements, along with required quantities. For example: 2 x gluten free. If this does not apply to you, please enter 'N/A'.

Once you have submitted your form, we will be in touch regarding session selection for the day. 


The Fine Print

Registration is for a full day.

Registrations close: Monday 10th September, 2018.

Cancellations received on or after Monday 10th September, 2018 will incur the full registration fee.

An invoice will be issued upon receipt of registration. Payment is strictly 30 days from the invoice date.