This workshop offers a detailed film analysis of ‘Billy Elliot’ and how it portrays transitional experiences ‘into new phases of life’ and the growth and changed attitudes and understanding that can result. T & L strategies and resources will be examined.
New & experienced teachers teaching the ‘Exploring Transitions’ elective wanting to expand their understanding of what ‘venturing into new worlds’ means. The workshop offers detailed focus on ‘Billy Elliot’ as well as conceptual links between the prescribed text and suitable related texts. include the study of ‘Billy Elliot’ and related texts. Varied classroom approaches and resources will also be examined.
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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1 hour and 30 minutes
Clarifying the syllabus directions for ‘Into the Wild’ and how they can be used to teach the elective in an engaging way for students.
(Course Booklet and PPT)
Close examination of the text both as ‘film’ and as an ‘Exploring Transitions’ text. The film’s textual integrity as well as required knowledge and understanding skills required by students will be discussed. Filmic techniques and key scene analysis will be addressed via the workshop booklet and media presentation.
1 hour and 30 minutes
Evaluation of the various teaching and learning methods that can be used to develop student interpretation and response skills. Student exemplars as well as comments from the marking centre will be used to inform discussion and resource sharing.
(Course Booklet and handouts)
Participants are STRONGLY advised to bring a USB and/or laptop to the workshop.
Writing paper is also advised as many teachers prefer to take notes and not write in their course booklet.
Participants are encouraged to bring copies of effective resources (handout or digital)to maximise professional development of the day.
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Awesome and engaging.
A great presentation with detailed notes and information on how to teach Billy Elliot.
Very well presented. Comprehensive and practical.
Outstanding resources, presentation and teaching and learning tips that actually work in the classroom.
What an insightful presentation! Thank you!
Fantastic! Covered everything.
Barbara is always a wealth of knowledge with practical strategies to take back to the classroom.
Barbara is always friendly and the course is relevant for teaching. Excellent resources and great breakdown of text for teachers. Good teaching tools.
This course was absolutely worthwhile and relevant. Very impressive. Consolidated and extended my understanding of the text and module.
Fantastic resources, very practical and great ideas for teaching. Re-mystified the module.
Great content – focused & relevant. Some great ideas & direction. Thanks!
It was very well presented, with excellent resources and collaboration.
Very practical and useful. A great map of where I need to head in this unit.
Clearly presented. Useful resources.
Brilliant – an outstanding course – Barbara is so generous with her original resources and an engaging presenter
Invigorating! The networking and professional conversations were also very helpful. Thank you so much Barbara – this was great
Well worth the travel. Lots of resources and explanation of direction for approach concepts in the text / module
Very informative – covered most (if not all) aspects of the module. Great examples
Fantastic – practical and resourceful. I will definitely be able to use this in my class
The course was very comprehensive with many good and useful resources and concepts that are class practical
Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.