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The Tempest and Hag-Seed

A One-day Professional Learning Course for Teachers of HSC Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations

course overview

Facilitator: Emily Bosco

Date: Thursday 5th September, 2019

Venue: Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church Street, Burwood NSW 2134

Audience: Stage 6 English teachers

Accredited Career Stage Level: Proficient Teacher (NSW)

NESA Accredited Hours: 5 hours

Fee: $350 (GST inclusive)

 

Accreditation

For NSW teachers, completing The Tempest and Hag-Seed one-day course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing Standards 1, 2, 3, and 5 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 
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Course Description

This course provides teachers with an approach to teaching William Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed in the context of HSC English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations. The course focuses on a variety of thinking routines, protocols, and classroom activities for teaching the prescribed texts.


Who should take this course?

  • Stage 6 English teachers


Sessions

SESSION 1: Overview of Textual Conversations

In this session, teachers will:

  • Consider the concept of texts engaging ‘in conversation’ with each other

  • Learn strategies for unpacking this concept with students

  • Learn a variety of practical classroom activities that can be used to help students get to grips with ‘textual conversations’

SESSION 2: Essential context

In this session, teachers will:

  • Consider the essential context of The Tempest and Hag-Seed

  • Learn about a variety of classroom activities suitable for encouraging student engagement with context

SESSION 3: Exile, imprisonment, and revenge

In this session, teachers will:

  • Consider the ways The Tempest and Hag-Seed engage in a conversation about issues of exile, imprisonment, and revenge

  • Analyse paired scenes/extracts from the texts

  • Learn how to use a variety of thinking routines and protocols that can be used to teach this textual conversation

  • Consider some examples of imaginative, persuasive, and discursive writing activities related to this textual conversation and practice writing their own

SESSION 4: Forgiveness, freedom, and restoration

In this session, teachers will:

  • Consider the ways The Tempest and Hag-Seed engage in a conversation about issues of forgiveness, freedom, and restoration

  • Analyse paired scenes/extracts from the texts

  • Learn how to use a variety of thinking routines and protocols that can be used to teach this textual conversation

  • Consider some examples of imaginative, persuasive, and discursive writing activities related to this textual conversation and practice writing their own

SESSION 5: comparative essay writing and marking criteria

In this session, teachers will:

  • Look carefully at a number of practice questions and the factors that need to be considered when setting questions for this module

  • Learn about and share activities for improving students’ comparative essay writing skills

  • Practice writing suitable marking criterion for these practice questions in language that is accessible for students


inclusions

  • This is a fully resourced course and includes a course book and student book

  • All day tea and coffee are provided

  • Morning tea and lunch are provided


Registration

To book your place in this course, please submit the online form.

To complete your registration successfully, you will need a valid school purchase order number. So, be sure to visit our Supplier Information page and grab all the details you will need to raise your purchase order.

Registrations close Monday 2nd September 2019.

For multiple registrations from one school, please register each teacher separately using the online form. Please use the same school purchase order number for each teacher.


The fine print

  • Cancellations received after the closing date will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations made on or after the course date will incur the full registration fee.

  • An invoice will be issued upon receipt of the registration form. The payment terms are 30 days from the invoice date.

  • If the participant has not received confirmation of registration via email by the closing date, please contact Into English on (02) 8033 4228 or 0403 850 807, or email emily@intoenglish.com.au

  • This course is non-refundable.