'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture

This workshop offers practical ways into the 'Standard: Language, Identity and Culture' module and a fresh look at Sitch's The Castle.
Target Audience
Teachers teaching 'Language Identity & Culture’ wanting to expand their textual understanding & consider fresh approaches to teaching it.
36 reviews
52

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop offers practical ways into the ‘Standard: Language, Identity and Culture’ module, including rubric breakdown. It further offers contextual insights (composer, social, historical) to situate your students in Sitch’s The Castle. Teaching and learning strategies and resources will be suggested to inform a smarter not harder approach in immersing students in the text.

Audience

Teachers teaching 'Language Identity & Culture’ wanting to expand their textual understanding & consider fresh approaches to teaching it.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

- If you have no subscription or membership but you are interested in placing a bulk discounted order for a team of teachers see the ONLINE TEAM tab above.

- For more details on our Unlimited Online Subscription packages Click here .

- Money-Back Guarantee – If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren’t impressed, simply visit tta.edu/go/refund to let us know what happened, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.

Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.2.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now Now Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Session 1 - Module/Rubric 101

1 hour and 30 minutes

Clarifying the syllabus direction for exploring “The Castle” and specifying engaging ways to break down the rubric for Module A: Language, Identity and Culture.

Session 2 - Teaching 'The Castle' A Fresh take on an Aussie classic

2 hours

Exploring the contextual influences of this iconic Australian film.
Teaching and learning strategies and resources will be suggested to help you immerse your students in the text. New approachs/ways into the text will be discussed given its long standing inclusion in syllabus prescriptions.

Session 3 - Writer Ignitor - Developing student response skills

1 hour and 30 minutes

Practical suggestions designed to build a writing culture in Module A, which develops student interpretation and response skills. The syllabus dictates we help students develop both critical and imaginative response styles which explore representations of identity and culture. Ready to use writing activities will be provided.

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
03/12/2019

The course was informative, well structured and interesting

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
03/12/2019

This was a very useful course and provided relevant and relatable material for students to ascertain the rubric. Clear and well structured making the module accessible. It was exciting to have new resources.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
03/12/2019

great quality, liked how I could download some worksheets

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

The course content was high quality and very relevant to the module and where most Standard students are at in terms of engagement.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Excellent

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Good introduction to the module

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

It was great to find a lot of the material I had scanned from various sources in the one place. Connecting the dots on the material was extremely helpful.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Some fantastic, useable activities that I can apply in my Standard class.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

This course has been excellent! I feel that the resources and suggestions made have a practical place within the classroom and can be implemented to benefit the students. Breaking down the Module requirements and what is expected of students has also been of great importance.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

The quality and relevance was high. I have taken from this course a range of ideas and strategies. The Castle has been on the syllabus before and it feels familiar but the new module needed this fresh approach. Through this course I feel able to ensure that the students are engaged and that they are focussed on language, culture and identity.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Great for beginning teachers but really lacking anything new for the experienced teacher

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Some useful content.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

High quality. Very specific activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Excellent

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

This was a very interesting course – one that I would recommend to other teachers who perhaps have taught it before but are looking for new inroads on the rubric / text.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

Relevance was excellent with practical teaching advice and activities.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

This was good – I especially liked the opening activities suggestions. I feel as though it ended abruptly.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

The course was great. The quality of the information was at a high standard and I have gone away knowing how to elevate my teaching. This course was extremely relevant to the uni I ma teaching and I will use many ideas for other units too.

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

The course was informative, well structured and interesting

'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
20/11/2019

This was a very useful course and provided relevant and relatable material for students to ascertain the rubric. Clear and well structured making the module accessible. It was exciting to have new resources.


About the team


Peita Mages

Creator

After a ten-year career in film publicity and marketing (Disney, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures) as National Publicity and Promotions Manager, Peita secured a scholarship to retrain as an English teacher. As a Head Teacher she leads a team of 15 educators in a comprehensive secondary high school context. In 2018 Peita received a Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award described Peita as an exemplary teacher whose ability to build rapport and challenge students to achieve their best resulted in consistently outstanding HSC results. Peita is innovative in her teaching practice and leadership approach and strategic in her planning and encourages a smarter not harder approach to English which benefits teachers and students alike. Currently on leave, Peita is the creator/director of Clever Cookie Academy.

"Peita Mages’ smarter not harder approach leads to teacher confidence and improvement in students' written responses. She provides fantastic resources and strategies that have inspired me to create an exciting work environment for my senior students. Highly Recommended!!"
Sophie Healey
Head Teacher (rel)
Molong Central School

To learn more visit clevercookieacademy.com.au


Clever Cookie Academy

Creator

Hi, I’m Peita Mages, Director of Clever Cookie Academy...

As a Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient, and Head Teacher of English, I know how to instil a love of learning in our students, and teaching in educators. I know that students need to be inspired by their teachers. To feel that their teacher is invested in their learning and believes that they can succeed. I also know that teachers are passionate professionals who are often time-poor and seeking practical solutions and resources to perfect their practice. That’s where I come in...

To learn more visit clevercookieacademy.com.au