'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
New & experienced teachers teaching the 'Language Identity and Culture’ module wanting to expand their textual understanding of The Castle and consider fresh approaches to teaching it as a Module A text.
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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

New & experienced teachers teaching the 'Language Identity and Culture’ module wanting to expand their textual understanding of The Castle and consider fresh approaches to teaching it as a Module A text.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

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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
Accreditation
Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of 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.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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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.

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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