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

Live Streamed Webinar

Year 7 - 10 English Teachers

$245.00 + 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.

Producing Creative and Unique texts: Embracing students’ individuality to produce top quality writing

This workshop is designed for English teachers of Years 7-10 to explore innovative strategies to approach creative writing whilst preparing students for the creative component of VCE English.   This seminar will provide teachers with simple yet effective ways to unleash the power of expression within any student. Everyone has experiences and perspectives that are unique to themselves. Finding ways to uncover what’s inside the minds of your students and draw on this to create beautiful pieces of writing is easier than you think.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn practical and simple exercises to draw on students’ perspective to achieve unique written pieces.
  • Discover ways to demonstrate the power of perspective to your students
  • Take part in motivating activities designed for the classroom
  • Examine sample texts that model the results of these strategies
  • Explore strategies to help students transform their simple ideas into specific and expressive writing.
Presented by Critical Agendas

Mindy Paluch

Mindy has been teaching in Secondary schools for 15 years and held various leadership positions, including Head of Department.  In addition, she has worked in adult education and has written articles for Education HQ online magazine. She believes in finding innovative ways to encourage students to create quality written texts and uses energetic and unique methods to engage students.

Working with students from Year 7 – 12 and as a mum of four children, has contributed to her belief in understanding ‘the whole student’ not simply as she/he presents in your classroom. Mindy is passionate about ensuring that teachers take this into account in order to achieve academic success. She also has a particular interest in student engagement and maintaining motivation in an era when youth find it increasingly challenging to focus for extended periods of time.

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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

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