Let's write an English unit!
Presented by Dr Lorraine Beveridge and Michael Murray, this practical course will show teachers how to write quality syllabus-based English units of work, utilising English Textual Concepts (ETCs), while still attending to the literacy and language needs of their students. This course utilises the concept-based approach to program design. A seven-step process for developing quality units is adapted from the work of Wiggins and McTighe (2005, 2008).
Who should participate?
- Teachers K-6
- Year and stage coordinators
- Teachers at all career stage
Why participate? Participants in this course will:
- engage in a range of activities designed to facilitate understanding of the concept-based approach and its links to the syllabus.
- plan for a quality English unit that addresses the learning needs of their students, utilising a mind-mapping strategy that will be modelled in the course.
Cost of participation?
(until 21 July 2021)
To tailor this workshop to your context, please bring:
- the syllabus, downloaded or in hard copy
- two examples of quality literature, only one of which can be a picture book or novel (the other might be a play, poetry, non-fiction, film, website, TV show, podcast, etc)
- a current English unit of work, not developed using the concept-based approach.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Completing this course will provide 5 hours of face to face Professional learning addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
You can purchase a copy of Michael Murray & Dr Lorraine Beveridge's book PP215:Let's write a unit here.
Online registration not available.