An effective English classroom is one where all students are engaged in learning that they find personally relevant and challenging. They are at the centre, have agency in terms of their own learning, pursue it independently as well as collaboratively, and have clear ideas about how their immediate tasks relate to the big ideas of English and other disciplines. A pipe dream? Not at all. Find out teaching approaches and strategies that build a culture of engagement in your classroom

Series commences: Wednesday 5 June and concludes Monday 5 August 2019


  • Compulsory and extended session Wednesday 5 June 4.30 – 6.00pm
    Challenging students to respond and reflect critically for deeper learning Karen Yager & Launchpads for interpretation, reflection, metacognition
    Presenters: Mel Dixon and Ann Small
  • Wednesday 12 June, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    From my read to my view: Enabling students to become confident interpreters of texts
    Presenter: Ann Small
  • Wednesday 19 June, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    Extended realities fostering critical and creative thinking
    Presenter: Imelda Judge
  • Monday 24 June, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    Enabling agency and agility in writing
    Presenter: Karen Yager
  • Tuesday 2 July, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    Discursive and reflective writing
    Presenter: Mel Dixon
  • Tuesday 30 July, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    Constructive talk: The role of speaking and listening
    Presenter: Ann Small
  • Monday 5 August, 4.30 – 5.30pm
    Conceptualising the discipline of English
    Presenter: Mel Dixon

COST (incl GST): Faculty members (per teacher) $240, Personal member discount $190

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