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?


Early bird 

(until 21 July 2021)

Member $200  $300
Student member $150  $250
Non-member $300  $400


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. 

7/31/2021 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
PETAA offices Camdenville Public School Laura St NEWTOWN 2042
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