Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Detailed deconstruction & evaluation, distinctive dramatic structure, language & content. Strategies for developing interpretive skills in line with the module rubric.
Target Audience
Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

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.

Audience

Secondary English teachers who are currently teaching the course elective or those who are considering doing so in the future.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
09/06/2017 Sth Western Sydney Places available $329 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Developing Contextual Understanding

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.

Textual deconstruction

2 hours

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.

Developing student interpretive and response skills

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.

What To Bring

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.

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

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.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Leza Wheeler on 26/07/2016

We need another day to complete all of the tasks and information. Barbara never fails in her knowledge and resources.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Dorian Pelka on 26/07/2016

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.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

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.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Helen Barrie on 26/07/2016

Barbara Stanners is the consummate professional. Her presentation was well thought out, lexically dense and responsive to teachers' needs.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

Great resources and knowledge. Covered a lot. Teaching and learning strategies really good.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

Inspiring and fresh ideas that encourages maximum engagement and understanding towards the students.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

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.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
26/07/2016

Fantastic, down to earth explanation of how to work through the course with students. Terrific resources.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Heather Stafford on 26/07/2016

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.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Very relevant to classroom application with lots of resources provided. Covered all elements of the play and gave great insight in practical requirements.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Katherine Moore on 15/06/2015

Excellent strategies for student engagement.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Very helpful.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Outstanding knowledge and understanding of text. Very useful in terms of approaches to Hamlet and resources given.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Christopher Falkland on 15/06/2015

Excellent delivery. Very knowledgeable and engaging presenter.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Fantastic resources and discussion.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Fantastic! Thorough, very helpful. Links to the course requirement vs practical.

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
by Carmen-Marina Lukas on 15/06/2015

Great! Lots of valuable resources, ideas and information! Great presentation as always :).

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

I fell 100x more prepared. Thank you :)

Advanced Module B - 'Hamlet'
15/06/2015

Barbara was very knowledgeable and provided us with many strategies and resources that we can use in the classroom.


About the team


Barbara Stanners

Creator

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.