This course will include a detailed deconstruction of the prescribed text as well as an examination of the delivery strategies that add student skill building and interpretive analysis. In this course the following will be covered:
examination of module focus for Critical Study; close deconstruction and evaluation of Hamlet in relation to the Syllabus Rubric; and development of student interpretive and response skills.
Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
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1 hour and 30 minutes
Focus will be on the dramatic elements of Shakespearean Tragedy and the T & L strategies needed for student engagement. Metalanguage and raising student awareness of the impact of dramatic devices and techniques would be examined. An overview of how the play has been received and valued over time would also be included.
Evaluating the language, content and construction of the play to highlight its textual integrity.According to syllabus guidelines, an informed personal interpretation would be achieved by examining the critical consideration of others. Stress would remain on the text as drama in tackling language, content and construction.
1 hour and 30 minutes
Some examination of past HSC questions and exemplar student responses used to help clarify the demands of this Module. Focus would be on T & L strategies for enhancing student knowledge and understanding and exam response skills. This would include the use of wordles, mind-maps, response tables and ICT as study methods.
Resource sharing is strongly encouraged with the suggestion that participants bring a USB and/or laptop.
1. Copy of the play for annotation purposes
2. USB and/or laptop
3. Writing paper if they prefer not to write in their course booklet.
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Really good insight into the course which I will be teaching in 2017. I have sufficient time to prepare with the help of this good PD.
We need another day to complete all of the tasks and information. Barbara never fails in her knowledge and resources.
Barbara has excellent knowledge of the text and she knows how to equip teachers with skills of how to confidently instruct the students. Great resources (ppts/pdfs/videos/worksheets). She is practical and explains concepts thoroughly. I’ll attend more of her sessions.
Proposal for a follow up PD day! I found the day informative and Barbara was very friendly and generous. Need more time to explore Hamlet – values and language.
Barbara Stanners is the consummate professional. Her presentation was well thought out, lexically dense and responsive to teachers' needs.
Great resources and knowledge. Covered a lot. Teaching and learning strategies really good.
Inspiring and fresh ideas that encourages maximum engagement and understanding towards the students.
We need a follow up of this Professional Learning course focusing more on developing response skills. However, a lot was learned. Excellent and valuable presentation.
Fantastic, down to earth explanation of how to work through the course with students. Terrific resources.
Barbara is brilliant! I’ve attended her courses before and she is superb. I’ve recommended my colleagues to her PL sessions and she has developed quite a reputation in our faculty – we call her The English guru.
Very relevant to classroom application with lots of resources provided. Covered all elements of the play and gave great insight in practical requirements.
Excellent strategies for student engagement.
Outstanding knowledge and understanding of text. Very useful in terms of approaches to Hamlet and resources given.
Excellent delivery. Very knowledgeable and engaging presenter.
Fantastic resources and discussion.
Fantastic! Thorough, very helpful. Links to the course requirement vs practical.
Great! Lots of valuable resources, ideas and information! Great presentation as always :).
I fell 100x more prepared. Thank you :)
Barbara was very knowledgeable and provided us with many strategies and resources that we can use in the classroom.
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.