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

Live Streamed Webinar

English Teachers of Grade 5 to Year 10

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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.

Real Differentiation in the English Classroom

Real Differentiation in English – Ensuring all students learn. Grade 5 – 10 Hundreds of powerful practical classroom strategies and resources to enable you to determine each student’s learning preferences and structure programs to meet them. How to cater for every intelligence. How to compensate for low literacy and hearing disabilities. How to engage all senses. How to differentiate assessment. How to be inclusive and set up positive intrapersonal interactions.

Ron Thomas is the champion of diversity and applies this to his seminars. He trains teachers across the country in a wide range of activities: Public Speaking, Writing, Drama, Debating and dealing with reluctant and gifted students. He has been Compensatory Education Master, Gifted and Talented Students Coordinator, Curriculum Innovations Manager, Flexible Learning Coach and still teaches Primary and Secondary students across all divisions.

He is a Gold Level Toastmaster, author of a Drama text book, published poet and runs workshops for both VATE and Drama Victoria. Ron also runs many enhancement programs for GATEWAYS.

The most useful PD I’ve done – practical and applicable. Grounded in theory but not ponderously so. Information I can use straight away. Andrew – Belmont Christian School

Ron Thomas was a great presenter. Effective, practical ways of innovative teaching in creative writing and various text types in The English Curriculum. Highly engaging and fun. Stephanie -Rouse Hill Anglican College

VIT STANDARD –   Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities. (Standard descriptor 4.1).

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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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