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4.5 PD HOURS

Event Details

23/07/2024

30/07/2024

4.00pm -6.15pm (registration from 3.45pm) Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

Year 7 – 10 English Teachers

$289.00 + 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. Please note Critical Agendas reserves the right to transfer participants from face to face to webinar format with price adjustments (if required), should minimum numbers not be met for face to face event

Proven Strategies to make Junior English Inspiring

This webinar will be held over two afternoons -23rd & 30th June 2024 from 4.00 – 6.15pm

The presenter requests that you attend this webinar on your own individual device please no shared screens please. 

The crème-de-la crème of English lessons.

All these strategies have been trialed in all types of classes – from the best to the worst. All are matched to the appropriate Curriculum standards

  • Great ways to make the basics memorable.
  • Sure-fire writing tasks that will have students producing their best-ever pieces.
  • Multi-level lessons that engage all learners.
  • Strategies to make poetry teaching a breeze.
  • Extension activities that really stretch.
  • Visual approaches that make learning stick
  • Oral work that makes learning fun and challenging
  • Using Drama to enhance learning and increase motivation
  • Engaging with the real world to ensure quality
  • ICT based lessons that are really worthwhile

Ron 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 Textbook. 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 walk away with a swag of immediately useful resources for your classes.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Ron Thomas

Ron’s key areas are English, Literature, Drama and Gifted Education. As well as long experience in Secondary and Primary education. He has run seminars for teachers across Australia in all these areas.

He also has a unique background in corporate training: Mindshop (Corporate Consultants on Thinking Programs) courses in Strategic Planning, Continuous Improvement and the industry based, Student Excellence Program; and is a Graduate of ‘The Art and Science of Adult Learning’ (Presentation Skills for Human Relations Managers) which he utilises to make his presentations scintillating, active and memorable.

Ron is also a published writer: poetry, Drama Text and journalism. He is also a Gold level Toastmaster and trains primary students in leadership and Public Speaking.

Ron’s focus is always immediate use in the classroom and he is a regular presenter for GATEways (Gifted and Talented providers – nationally and in Bangkok) – including the Challenge Program at Canberra Grammar.

Typical Feedback

‘Presenter, Ron was absolutely fantastic – highly intelligent, packed a huge amount of information into a short time frame and all the resources were inspiring and usable. Ron was like the teacher I never had, but wished I’d had! Would recommend his presentation to anyone.’

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