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4.5 per day PD HOURS

Event Details

19/11/2021

Log On between 9.15am - 9.30am for 9.30am start - Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All Year 7 - 12 Teachers

$225 + GST

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.

How to Inspire The Best Writing: fiction, non-fiction; poetic and persuasive

This workshop will provide you with sure fire strategies that are guaranteed to produce the best writing your students have ever done.

 You will gain the skills to enhance the basics engagingly: punctuation, grammar and complex sentences.

You will be provided with a multitude of tried in the classroom strategies and models that engage, enhance creativity and produce meaningful writing.

You will develop the expertise to teach journalistic skills and the creativity of non-fiction writing.

You will be provided with links to real world writing audiences and a swag of resources.

You will gain skills to teach persuasive writing effectively through brain facts, the prerequisites for persuasion and knowing the most effective persuasive structure

You will be introduced to a plethora of approaches to inspire poetic writing.

 ‘Thank you so much for the best PD of the year!! It was inspiring and engaging.  I wish that I could take you back to my school and have you present to our whole staff.’ 

Belinda Burley – New Norfolk High School Tasmania

Session 1

Approaches to creative writing

Active ways to teach writing skills: The English Grammar game

Victor Borge Punctuation

Unlocking the subconscious: improvisation, connecting the unconnected, sensual triggers, speed writing

Openings

Models

Using drama to teach writing

 Session 2

Journalistic techniques

Non fiction writing

Very Persuasive writing

Active ways to introduce Persuasive writing

Models

How to teach structures, introductions and conclusions

Using speech to teach writing/Finding a personal voice

Enhanced Essays – ensuring criteria are met

 Session 3

Real audiences

Using electronic media to enhance quality

Simulation

Advanced rhetoric

Using poetic devices in all types of writing

Successful poetry writing strategies

Presented by Critical Agendas

Ron Thomas

Ron Thomas has been teaching Junior English for over 30 years from remedial to Gifted and Talented – and still does. He has delivered Professional Development for English teachers for a decade in all states of Australia and at VATE, Pearson and Critical Agendas Conferences. He is a published poet, Feature Writer, Travel Writer and author of a Drama Text book. His Drama background makes for scintillating English classes and workshops. A Gold Level Toastmaster, he brings Public Speaking skills to English teaching. Ron’s seminars are highly interactive and you’ll walkaway with a swag of immediately useful resources for your classes

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Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again

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