'The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture

This workshop offers practical ways into the 'Standard: Language, Identity and Culture' module and a fresh look at Sitch's The Castle.
Target Audience
Teachers teaching 'Language Identity & Culture’ wanting to expand their textual understanding & consider fresh approaches to teaching it.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This workshop offers practical ways into the ‘Standard: Language, Identity and Culture’ module, including rubric breakdown. It further offers contextual insights (composer, social, historical) to situate your students in Sitch’s The Castle. Teaching and learning strategies and resources will be suggested to inform a smarter not harder approach in immersing students in the text.

Audience

Teachers teaching 'Language Identity & Culture’ wanting to expand their textual understanding & consider fresh approaches to teaching it.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing ‘The Castle’ - Module A – Language, Identity and Culture before 31 July 2021 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Session 1 - Module/Rubric 101

1 hour and 30 minutes

Clarifying the syllabus direction for exploring “The Castle” and specifying engaging ways to break down the rubric for Module A: Language, Identity and Culture.

Session 2 - Teaching 'The Castle' A Fresh take on an Aussie classic

2 hours

Exploring the contextual influences of this iconic Australian film.
Teaching and learning strategies and resources will be suggested to help you immerse your students in the text. New approachs/ways into the text will be discussed given its long standing inclusion in syllabus prescriptions.

Session 3 - Writer Ignitor - Developing student response skills

1 hour and 30 minutes

Practical suggestions designed to build a writing culture in Module A, which develops student interpretation and response skills. The syllabus dictates we help students develop both critical and imaginative response styles which explore representations of identity and culture. Ready to use writing activities will be provided.

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

This was a useful course. However, I would have liked more information regarding what to expect in the exams, key scenes students could focus on with some analysis.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

The content was fantastic and had shown a wider range of approaches to the Mod, especially for differentiated capabilities.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

Plenty of relevant ideas and different ways to approach the module.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

Excellent, pertinent, relevant!

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

The course was excellent – very useful strategies for the classroom.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

A comprehensive course with relevant content. A great course for those teaching Module A using the text “The Castle”.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

A helpful course with rich material for both the text and broader literacy that can be embedded in the teaching of the unit.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

Informative, relative, thought-provoking. I will be using a lot of this as I start with Mod A this term!

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

excellent, very useful

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

This course was excellent. I haven’t taught this module before and am very glad I have taken this course before writing my unit of work. This course is well worth the time investment if you are teaching Standard Module A. The presenter is knowledgeable and offers lots of practical tips and strategies to help teachers feel equipped to teach this module. Hyperlinked resources are included as well as plenty of downloads. It will have you thinking about the best ways to introduce the module and to get students writing about it effectively.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

Resources and suggested teaching strategies were amazing. Some was a reminder to continue or return to practices I already know work and some were some great new ideas. It was so useful for teaching not only the specified text but any text in Module A.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

Great ideas and good qulaity

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
11/04/2021

This is a really well written and presented course with great resources and not just for Mod A.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
25/07/2020

Very good. I completed the course after teaching the module and was able to learn a lot about how I could approach it next time to improve student engagement and outcomes.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
25/07/2020

High quality with a number of possibilities I could provide to my students.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
25/07/2020

Well constructed course.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
25/07/2020

Excellent quality and the course was very relevant.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
08/07/2020

The content on Module A presented some welcome new perspectives and approaches. I did not care too much for the writing section – I might have been too tired by then.

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
08/07/2020

Varied and detailed

The Castle' - Module A - Language, Identity and Culture - Peita Mages
08/07/2020

good links to resources etc. Ideas on how to get students to begin writing paragraphs.


About the team


Peita Mages

Creator

After a ten-year career in film publicity and marketing (Disney, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures) as National Publicity and Promotions Manager, Peita secured a scholarship to retrain as an English teacher. As a Head Teacher she leads a team of 15 educators in a comprehensive secondary high school context. In 2018 Peita received a Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award described Peita as an exemplary teacher whose ability to build rapport and challenge students to achieve their best resulted in consistently outstanding HSC results. Peita is innovative in her teaching practice and leadership approach and strategic in her planning and encourages a smarter not harder approach to English which benefits teachers and students alike. Currently on leave, Peita is the creator/director of Clever Cookie Academy.

"Peita Mages’ smarter not harder approach leads to teacher confidence and improvement in students' written responses. She provides fantastic resources and strategies that have inspired me to create an exciting work environment for my senior students. Highly Recommended!!"
Sophie Healey
Head Teacher (rel)
Molong Central School

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Clever Cookie Academy

Creator

Hi, I’m Peita Mages, Director of Clever Cookie Academy...

As a Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient, and Head Teacher of English, I know how to instil a love of learning in our students, and teaching in educators. I know that students need to be inspired by their teachers. To feel that their teacher is invested in their learning and believes that they can succeed. I also know that teachers are passionate professionals who are often time-poor and seeking practical solutions and resources to perfect their practice. That’s where I come in...

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