Producing successful creative writing can be a challenge, yet the process rewards students immensely by developing their empathy and written expression. This course will present a number of creative writing practices to enhance your creative writing lessons for senior students. Teachers will explore how to make the creative writing process stimulating, enjoyable and accessible to all students. Teachers will review research-based pedagogical practices and a range of complementary classroom activities that will motivate students to express themselves through playful experimentation. Writing essentials such as evolving message, plot, characterisation and voice will also be explored. Form and language will be considered through a range of models ready for use in the classroom. Simulated marking will also enhance teacher understanding of creative writing and criteria-based assessment. Teachers will take home a range of resources ready for immediate use and sharing with colleagues.
Secondary teachers of English stages 4, 5 and 6.
A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.
This course contributes to 7.0 professional development hours.
There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.
Description: Personal reflection and understanding/exploration of human behaviour, development
of critical thinking, personal relevance, development of expression, clarification of message and human issues, authorship as
a dialogue with the emerging text (the self folded into the emerging text)
Some research-based pedagogical practices into development of inner-directed and outer-directed
content, knowledge of form, process etc
Teachers will reflect on the research and how it applies to the classroom.
Description: The narrative writing process, feedback and teacher conferencing, student peer conferencing (Socratic circles), think aloud and listening, developing a writing mindset.
Writing essentials developing content, message, form (Aristotle), expression
Models of published writing are essential to teach control of language, form, characterisation,
message. Some excellent models will be shared. Teachers will read and evaluate each model and its use in the classroom.
2 hours and 30 minutes
Description: 3. Narrative Writing workshop Activities that inspire a range of student responses are
essential to develop an individual style and voice. Some excellent activities will be shared and rationale
explained. Creating compelling reading using delay, enabling inference and prediction and
enabling visualisation through language.
Teachers will complete the activities and evaluate them for use in the classroom. Some reflection on application in the classroom will also be explored.
1 hour and 30 minutes
Teachers will consider a number of samples, mark them and evaluate useful feedback for both the process and product. Assessment of narrative writing to year 11 and beyond as well as student self-evaluation
This course requires no preparation.
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Wonderful! Such a joy to have an opportunity to immerse myself in interesting course work that I enjoyed personally and professionally
Course provided a good refresher and a range of ideas and well selected resources.
Great course, with great resources and activities. I really enjoyed the marking process as it gave me greater confidence when considering creative writing elements.
I found the course to be informative and a real eye opener. There were many facets of the course that will improve the way I teach writing skills to middle school stduents.
I found this course to be very useful – it confirmed many of the activities I was already using; and provided me with very useful ideas to implement in my creative writing sessions in my classroom.
I found this course very beneficial as I have not done any training in creative writing and how to develop student responses. I feel that it has helped me become more confident in the area and excited to use different ways of getting students writing and improving their responses.
It was the most valuable course I have attended with very good resourse material. Thank you, Joanne.
Very good course with lots of information. I will use the information for other classes to encourage creative writing.
Really loved the practical activities to implement in my English classroom. Students responded very positively to the new ideas.
Overall, there were lots of good resources and ideas in this course. I found it difficult to complete at this time of year though, especially as I was not given any time off classes. The videos of the Scottish man were boring over all.
A fantastic course with resources that were relevant and were applicable to the classroom at any level from Stage 4 to Stage 6
Stimulating course with many excellent and engaging resources.
Very good, convenient and relevant to my current work program.
I loved this course. It supplied me with so many new ideas on how to present creative writing and how to develop students' writing skills effectively.
Excellent resources and opportunities to hear what other teachers think.
A well structured course with useful practical strategies and modelling. Convenient online mode. I felt that it needed to be clearer when the course was due for completion and the password was not emailed to me immediately, which was inconvenient as my classes had been covered for the day the course started and I couldn’t take advantage of this.
Gave me lots of ideas, found the marking section very useful.
Joanne Manning is an experienced educator working in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and English for over 20 years. Passionate about motivating students to develop a love for the English literature and language, Joanne has sought to integrate a number of research-based pedagogical methods into classroom practice. The integration of Strategies-based practices has informed her teaching of reading and creative writing. Joanne has pursued further studies in English teaching through Columbia University Teachers' College, studying a number of models of thinking. Joanne has presented on a range of topics regarding English, Learning Enhancement, Creative Writing and Teaching and Learning areas across all sectors of education. She holds a PhD in English literature.