Course Description

This workshop will provide you with sure-fire strategies, guaranteed to produce the best writing your students have ever done.

You will gain the skills to enhance the basics engagingly: 

  • punctuation
  • grammar
  • complex sentences

You will be provided with a multitude of tried-in-the-classroom strategies and models that engage, enhance creativity and produce meaningful writing.

You will develop the expertise to teach journalistic skills and the creativity of non-fiction writing. You will be provided with links to real-world writing audiences and a swag of resources. You will gain skills to teach persuasive writing effectively through brain facts, the prerequisites for persuasion and knowing the most effective persuasive structure.

You will be introduced to a plethora of approaches to inspire poetic writing.

Audience

All upper primary teachers and secondary English teachers to year ten and above will find amazing resources for the teaching of writing.

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking



$379 + GST - Individual Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

 

Sessions

Session 1 - The Fuel and the Match

Duration: 1 hour 30 min

A. THE BASICS OF ALL WRITING MADE ENGAGING

  • The English grammar game
  • Sentences
  • Punctuation - Victor Borge

B. CREATIVE WRITING - FICTION

  • All intelligences
  • Connecting the unconnected – model given
  • Unlocking the subconscious; speed writing
  • Openings
  • Models
  • Still life in words
  • Improvisation to imagination
  • Humorous writing using Laban


Session 2 - The Creativity of Non-Fiction and the Prosaics of Poetry

Duration - 1 hour 30 min

A. NON FICTION

  • Emulating a style
  • Journalistic techniques
  • Podcast
  • Nonfiction writing

B. POETRY

  • Advanced rhetoric
  • Performance poetry/poetry slam


Session 3 - Thinking, Targeting and Thwarting

Duration - 1 hour 30 min

A. PERSUASIVE

  • Games for depth and engagement: “Yes but...”, “Socratic Dialogues”, “Convince me”
  • Persuasive model
  • Types of structures

B. REFLECTIVE WRITING

C. REAL AUDIENCES

D. WRITING TIPS

E. WRITING IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM


Session 4 - Evaluation

Duration - 15 min

Evaluation of the course and any questions

Venue Information

Address

Club York Sydney
Level 2, 99 York St
Sydney
NSW 2000

Directions

Club York is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.

Public Transport

5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.

Parking

Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

Presenter

Ron Thomas

Australia wide Facilitator and Key note speaker for various Teacher Training providers in the Australian Curriculum, English, Writing, Drama and Debating. Facilitator for G.A.T.E.WAYS gifted and talented students programs nationwide. Author of ‘Engaging Students in Drama’ Phoenix Education. Workshop presenter for VATE and Drama Victoria. My business runs seminars in Public Speaking, Leadership and Debating skills for students. I also run in school seminars for staff in the above plus English in the Australian Curriculum. Published Feature writer and poet.