Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5

Garry Hol
An expert practitioner who wants to encourage, develop, support and empower teachers in their careers
A kitbag of resources, programs & ideas enabling teachers to engage & inspire all ranges of Stage 4/5 students with an appreciation & interest in the literary world.
Target Audience
All NSW high school teachers of English
11 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course is designed to provide a wealth of resources, ideas and texts to enable the teacher to engage and inspire the students to have an interest in literature and the English classroom. It will also have a focus on how to map forwards and identify key competencies needed for Stage 6. It will also cover skills for developing formative and summative assessment. This course is ideal for all teachers of high school English within the NSW NESA syllabus.

Audience

All NSW high school teachers of English

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

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
3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs

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

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 & 3.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 17/09/2020 Sth Western Sydney Places available $349 + GST Enrol Now
Enrol Now 18/11/2020 Sth Western Sydney Places available $349 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

The Workings of Teen Mind

1 hour

Presentation on how the teen mind works in the classroom

  • Specific psychological and research data via Powerpoint
  • Reflections and anecdotes on teacher’s experiences

How this process manifests in a classroom

  • Data on findings via Powerpoint
  • Discussion and reflection on personal teaching practice
Unlocking the Teen Mind Via Themes

1 hour

Exploring the canon of teen literature

  • distributing giant lists of texts and extracts
  • exploration and discussion of these textual examples

Exploring the universal human experience through themes

  • Presentation of numerous examples of textual extracts that deal with a particular human experience (love, hardship, growing up, sacrifice etc)
Teaching Central

1 hour

Identifying and demonstrating a plethora of ideas to teach these themes and engage with students in the classroom

  • Powerpoint and handout information of teaching ideas
  • Modelling and demonstrating these ideas
  • Roleplaying classroom scenarios using these and teachers' own ideas
Programming Approaches

1 hour

Displaying of a term program following the approaches and using the ideas suggested

  • Powerpoint display of program
  • In depth discussion on the contours of the programs
  • Collaborative approach to teachers' own program ideas and texts
Assessment Central

1 hour

Identification and implementation of assessment tools within the scope of these exampled programs

  • Powerpoint presentation of summative and formative assessment
  • Discussion and reflection of both within teachers' own classroom practice
  • Development of 2 assessment tasks, both a summative and a formative, for implementation in teaching program

What To Bring

  • An open mind and a desire to share

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Tue 19th Nov 2019
25/02/2020

The content was excellent. Have got some new ideas and resources to help bring those ideas to fruition.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Tue 19th Nov 2019
25/02/2020

Garry is a fantastic presenter, however, I was hoping for more of a variety of deas and resources.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

Very relevant

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

The quality of the resources plus the informative and engaging delivery of the content was excellent. Lucy Sachinis
Danebank: An Anglican School for Girls

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

The course content differed slightly from what was advertised and was focussed moreso on specific texts rather than ideas or strategies for engaging English students in Stages 4 and 5. This has differing levels of relevance based on how much input a teacher has into the scope and sequence and texts studied at their school. If they do have input, it would be very practical. Plenty of resources were provided which was incredibly helpful.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

Amazing No

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

Good quality resources which provided the opportunity to increase engagement of students across all stages of their learning

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5 - Garry Hol - Wed 18th Sep 2019
10/02/2020

The course content was excellent. Garry was able to provide lots of insightful resources and support about how to cater to different grades through different novels. Garry Hol is an engaging and insightful presenter who evidently has a lot of passion for English.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5
19/09/2019

I learnt so much. This was the best PD I have been to so far. All the information and resources were relevant and have given me so much to take back to my school. Garry was enthusiastic, energetic and approachable.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5
19/09/2019

The resources and explanation of how to teach in a thematic way and the teaching strategies were great.

Programs, Ideas and Engaging Tools For English Stages 4 and 5
19/09/2019

Excellent content and valuable resources. Engaging presentation.


About the team


Garry Hol

Creator

An experienced HSC teacher for over 15 years, Garry’s expertise in English has come from a foundational love of literature and learning. He currently lectures HSC students, provides inservice training for teachers and spends large amounts of time attempting to inspire teenagers to engage with literature through teaching English at the Illawarra Christian School on the picturesque South Coast. He also enjoys tripping to the city on occasion and most weekends will find him performing rock and blues music in venues up and down the coast.