General Description

This course provides teachers with an expert unpacking of the rubrics within each module, key teaching strategies to improve student performance and a variety of key resources including sample teaching units and additional texts.


Audience

Teachers of NSW Stage 6 English


Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn

1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

2.3.2 Proficient Level – Curriculum, assessment and reporting

3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals

3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs


Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing Maximising HSC Marks for New English Syllabus covering all Modules before 4 February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Via Zoom

This course will run via Zoom.  You will be sent the details of how to join this PD the day before the course runs.

Sessions

Session 1 - The Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create an understanding of the module expectations
  • A selection of additional texts that can be used to foster a sense of the human experience
  • A number of strategies that attempt to engage the students within this particular module’s ideology


Session 2 - Module A: Language, Identity and Culture

1 hour

  • A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create an understanding of the module expectations
  • A brief overview of this topic area throughout society via key texts
  • A number of strategies to bring about personal engagement within the module


Session 3 - Module B: Close Study of Literature

1 hour

  • A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create a detailed understanding of the module expectations
  • A brief overview of key technical terms applied to this module and required by the students
  • A brief overview of the main texts studied within this module
  • Key teaching strategies to ensure student achievement in this module


Session 4 - Module C: The Craft of Writing

1 hour and 30 minutes

  • A detailed unpacking of the syllabus rubric which will create a detailed understanding of the module requirements
  • A study of a selection of texts that deal with the craft and discipline of writing
  • A focus on how to encourage, develop and nurture student’s writing abilities


What To Bring

A sense of purpose and engagement

Instructor(s)

Garry Hol

An experienced HSC teacher for over 15 years, Garry’s expertise in English has come from a foundational love of literature and learning. He currently lectures HSC students, provides inservice training for teachers and spends large amounts of time attempting to inspire teenagers to engage with literature through teaching English at the Illawarra Christian School on the picturesque South Coast. He also enjoys tripping to the city on occasion and most weekends will find him performing rock and blues music in venues up and down the coast.