Proven Techniques to Promote Engagement within the English Classroom

Presented by: Daniel Wightman

Event Information: 6 PD Hours    


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Improving the classroom dynamic and developing positive behaviour are essential components for success. This workshop offers a wide range of practical and effective strategies for implementing and maintaining a productive, enjoyable, working environment with your students. The focus will be on employing proven techniques to promote engagement within the English classroom as we explore ways to deliver the curriculum, maximise performance and strengthen relationships.  In particular, there will be an emphasis on the development and successful implementation of a range of practical educational games as well as previously "road-tested" physical, kinaesthetic, and auditory activities proven to promote full participation, enhance engagement and act as catalysts for rewarding learning outcomes.

This workshop will specifically address:
- How to effectively establish an inclusive learning culture to maximise full participation
- Successful strategies for beginning and ending classes
- How oral communication can revitalise and connect
- The use of IT to create interest, personalise and accelerate learning
- Winning ideas for ‘emergency’ lessons
- The use of games to cement key ideas and improve interaction  
- Language, Literature and Literacy: How to promote a love of words

Event Details:

  Friday March 17th, 2017

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
  Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne
  This workshop is for primary and secondary teachers and teacher aides at all year levels.
  $279 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

Daniel Wightman is a highly experienced English secondary teacher who has taught at all secondary levels and currently teaches VCE English and English Language Units 1 to 4. He has presented at a wide range of seminars for teachers and VCE students in both school and business settings within Melbourne and regional Victoria. He has taught in Melbourne for 14 years and worked for VCAA and VATE. Prior to moving to Australia he taught to A Level in the UK and worked in International Schools in the UAE. His knowledge and understanding of the VCE English and English Language Study Designs has been developed through extensive assessment experience; this has been reflected in very good results and feedback.