Course Description

This course focuses on skilling beginning teachers with ways to tackle the complex topic of the Vietnam War.

The course will deconstruct the content into manageable approaches and incorporate effective teaching and learning strategies to suit different learning abilities, presenting complex historical information in a variety of simple structured ways.

Learn more about targeting the most relevant resources to teach and program, improve your ability to assist students’ writing skills when addressing extended response questions and exam techniques.

Explore a variety of ways to teach higher-order thinking skills to students. The course will provide you with different ways to formally and informally assess students' learning.

Audience

- Beginning teachers

- Existing teachers wanting a revivor course

Teaching Standards

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area:  Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs:   Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning,

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement,

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

This course has been cancelled

The online version of this course is still available:

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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

Overview of Syllabus Content

20 minutes

Break down the scope and sequence required for the topic and the essential demands of the syllabus for programming.

Topic Content: French Indochina and Vietnamese History

1 hour

Overview of the essential syllabus content dealing with the French and contextualising Vietnamese culture and history. Also analysing the implications of French defeat.


Topic Content: America's Involvement and War in Indochina

2 hours

Structuring approaches to deliver this aspect of the content.

Highlighting the main historical issues and how to deliver them in a less complex war.


Cambodia and Pol Pot

1 hour and 30 minutes

Structuring approaches to deliver this aspect of the content.

Highlighting the main historical issues and how to deliver them in a less complex war.

40 minutes

Simple ways of programming to maximise learning.

A range of activities to suit different learning styles and abilities.

A range of formal and informal assessment modes to measure students' understanding.


Presenter

Lubna Haddad

Lubna taught History and Legal Studies passionately for 17 years, marked the HSC and oversaw SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. More recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring.

Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face-to-face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).