Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online

Glen Pearsall
Engaging & Effective Classroom Practice
Investigate strategies designed specifically to address the demands of the new Australian English Curriculum and its strands: Language, Literature and Literacy. Online.
Target Audience
For Secondary English teachers and Generalist Primary Teachers
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

A new curriculum means not just teaching new material, it also means teaching in new ways. Whenever significant change to curriculum frameworks take place, teachers must find practical ways to make this material come alive to young learners. In this online workshop participants will investigate easy-to-use strategies designed specifically to address the demands of the new Australian English Curriculum and its three key strands: Language, Literature and Literacy. Participants will explore engaging activities for teaching language skills, discover innovative strategies for examining, responding to and creating literature and discuss resources and techniques for teaching students to approach texts with confidence and fluency. We also discuss ways to reduce correction load in this most time-intensive of subjects. This workshop is a great starting point for those wishing to learn about the Australian Curriculum and what it will really mean for their role as a classroom English teacher.

Audience

For Secondary English teachers and Generalist Primary Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

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.


This course contributes to 10.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Online - Individual in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Introducing the National Curriculum

2 hours

One hour workshop using film, Jing and written material and exploring the new Australian English Curriculum with follow up in class time to explore the practical application of these ideas.

Language

2 hours

One hour workshop using film, Jing and written material and exploring the new Australian English Curriculum strand of Language with follow up in class time to explore the practical application of these ideas. (Grammar Games etc.)

Literature

2 hours

One hour workshop using film, Jing and written material and exploring the new Australian English Curriculum strand of Literature with follow up in class time to explore the practical application of these ideas. (Bad Poetry, Wordel Splash etc.)

Literacy

2 hours

One hour workshop using film, Jing and written material and exploring the new Australian English Curriculum strand of Literacy with follow up in class time to explore the practical application of these ideas. (Hidden Thoughts Context Game,Analysis Techniques.)

Integrating the Strands & Addressing Workload Concerns

2 hours

One hour workshop using film, Jing and written material and exploring the everyday challenge of teaching across these strands with a follow up to explore the practical application of these ideas

What To Bring

N/A

User Rating

4.4

Latest Reviews

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Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by anju mani on 07/12/2015

I found the course very informative in terms of how to engage students in the classroom. I valued the practical information about student engagement in the classroom. I also valued the video links provided as well.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Emily Giannone on 20/10/2015

Great course – informative and practical.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Jeremy Nash on 14/09/2015

The course was good. Iran out of time to complete first time, so I rolled over and got definite benefit from the suggested tasks, which matched and assisted delivering the new curriculum. I was not able to join the forum first time, or there was no-one else doing the course, second time I enjoyed the comments of two others in the forum.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Alexis Epstein on 09/09/2015

Course was really interesting and also useful for the fact of connecting me with other teachers and teaching professionals. I gained a lot of useful clarification about the three different components of the new National Curriculum for English and also received many helpful suggestions from other educators about activities to use in class, and from the course itself. These were quick to create activities which I have already implemented in class and also as part of the course where we were required to use some activities and then comment on their use and impact in class.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Maria Tsoutras on 10/12/2014

Activities and strategies suggested were effective in creating a more positive and productive classroom across year levels. The activities and strategies were simple enough, yet effective, to be able to be quickly implemented into the classroom.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Alison Correia on 08/12/2014

The course achieved it’s aims as it provided me with a greater understanding of the AC for English. The activities suggested were all ones which I will be trialing in my classes next year.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Rudi Kolednik on 08/12/2014

I found all parts of the course to be very good and relevant to teaching today. I found most of the material covered to be new and worked well when adopted or tried to be used in the classroom. Some aspects such as praising and cross-praising worked very well with other parts such as the proofing exercise especially worthwhile for senior classes. This course would especially be of high value to beginning teachers and parts of it a good prompt or reminder to experienced teachers.Overall, I found the course to be very useful and learnt much from it. I went over much of the material covered with my colleagues with some knowing about parts of it and some not known. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to teachers wishing to improve their experience and effectiveness in teaching.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Melissa Freis on 16/09/2014

It was exactly as advertised, full engaging and practical ideas for implementing the Australian English Curriculum in your classroom. The strategies were easily adaptable for any class and the rationale behind them certainly helped me to clarify a few key aspects of the new curriculum. I’ve found a number of the ideas to be really good and have been sharing them at KLA meetings with great success.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Felicity Moore on 16/09/2014

The course included many helpful and practical ideas for classroom activities, most of which could be easily adapted for different year levels. However at times the link between the suggested activities and AusVELS was not entirely clear – perhaps it would be helpful to provide more examples of how the activities fit with different progression points.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Joanne Holt on 21/07/2014

The course provides a engaging and contextually-relevant way to look at key elements of the new curriculum. I have successfully implemented a number of the teaching strategies used in this course in my classes.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Linda Hogan on 21/07/2014

Had plenty of good ideas for working in new ways in the classroom. It was good to have both primary and secondary teachers sharing feedback together.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Lee-Ann Kervin on 10/07/2014

An excellently run course, suitable to fit around the working life of the participants. As a professional, the facilitator demonstrated genuine flexibility and concern for the participants, even when circumstances made it hard for the completion of the tasks. Loved the support as well as the suggestions and ‘tools’ provided for the teachers.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Karen Welberry on 26/06/2014

I enjoyed trialling the activities in this course and it did make me really focus on the curriculum requirements and objectives of the AC in a useful way.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Nathan Jones on 25/06/2014

I really enjoyed this course. I found it helpful in developing my understanding of the Australian curriculum and practical way in which to use it in the classroom setting. It was helpful to be able to read practical experiences of other teachers in terms of what worked or did not work in their particular classes. The activities were varied and could be used in a number of different classes/ages.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Kylie Witchard on 25/06/2014

The course provided me with a range of practical activities to modify and incorporate in the classroom. I found the links to curriculum information and the need to read through these a welcome refresher that clarified my understanding of the demands of the new curriculum.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Karen Danks on 25/06/2014

I found the course really good. There was an excellent range of ideas and activities presented.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Sarah Moss-Holland on 25/06/2014

The online course Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian Curriculum was very rewarding. It provided lots of sample materials and activities that had a practical application within the classroom and could be adapted to suit all levels and topics. Easy to manage at your own pace and the online forum gave the opportunity to see how things were being used across different classrooms. I would recommend new or returning teachers to English complete this PD and encourage those who are redeveloping curriculum to work through the material as they prepare to write their courses.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum – Online
by Lisa Darwick on 09/05/2014

Overall, the course was useful in contributing to my knowledge of the Australian English Curriculum. The suggested strategies were effective and practical and were able to be adopted easily into the classroom alongside existing strategies already being used. When implemented into the classroom, the suggested strategies engaged students.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Naomi Davey on 28/02/2014

I enjoyed this class and learnt many new, helpful strategies and activities that I can implement in the classroom and share with my department. Easy to follow, accessible and interesting.

Practical Approaches for teaching the Australian English Curriculum - Online
by Zac Abela on 19/02/2014

I found the activities helpful in solidifying the philosophies behind the new Curriculum. By trialling them in class time I was able to assess their effectiveness and thus gain valuable insight into how to practically apply the new Curriculum.


About the team


Glen Pearsall

Creator

Glen Pearsall was a Leading Teacher at Eltham High School and a Board member of the Curriculum Assessment Authority. Glen is the co-author of Literature for Life and Work Right and the author of Classroom Dynamics and the best-selling And Gladly Teach.

He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant, specialising in classroom management, engagement and workload reduction strategies for teachers.

He has a particular interest in the work of graduate and pre-service teachers and has worked as a seminar leader and research fellow at the Centre for Youth Research. Glen’s ebook The Top Ten Strategic Questions for Teachers has just been translated into Khmer for Cambodian teachers.

His latest book The Literature Toolbox features over fifty strategies for exploring text.