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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All National IB Teachers of Year 11 and 12

$225 + GST

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Concept based learning in IB Language A: Language and Literature courses

This workshop will focus on the concept-based learning model in the new Language A: Language and Literature courses. We will explore how integrating a study and exploration of the seven concepts can enrich class discussions and the student’s appreciation of various texts and bodies of work. The workshop will offer practical strategies to embed into IB Language A courses so that the complexity and richness of each concept is brought to life.  We will also focus on the importance of the Learner Portfolio and ways to integrate it into courses and planning for assessments in a genuine and authentic way throughout the two-year course.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Nathan Armstrong


With 15 years teaching experience, including VCE English, VCE Literature, IB Language A: Language and Literature and IB Theory of Knowledge, Nathan brings to his workshops and presentations a depth and breadth of experience that focuses on creating rich, robust and rewarding learning cultures and environments.

Nathan has worked extensively with Visible Thinking routines and ‘Cultures of Thinking’ frameworks from Harvard University’s Project Zero. Student work samples from his Year 7 English classes were published in the book ‘Making Thinking Visible How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence for All Learners’. Nathan’s classroom culture and pedagogical approach were also featured in Ron Ritchhart’s book ‘Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools.’

Nathan’s workshops have the student at the centre and focus on the way classrooms represent cultures of learning. At the core of his understanding and work with others is the firm belief that when all learners feel welcome, known, recognised and challenged then great relationships and understanding can be fostered and nurtured.

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