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Term 3 : Early Career Teacher Series
6 August, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 6:30 pmFree – $20
seeming to roll through in waves, all crashing down at once, it is easy to lose sight of the importance of
quality teaching and learning, establi shing meaningful relationships with students and finding time among
the competing demands to recharge. This PD series aims to provide you with a moment to pause and
reflect; to take a step back and consider the craft of teaching as well as ways that your t ime can be used
effectively. Each session has been purposefully designed based on feedback from Early Career Teachers
to ensure they are meaningful, responsive and relevant to all English and Literature teachers in the first few
years of their teaching car eers. Attendance is not limited to first year teachers, anyone with a keen interest
in these areas is welcome to attend.
Session 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Arrival and registration in the auditorium – Light refreshments will be provided
Session 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
differentiation in the mainstream classroom. Differentiation will be demystified, and the
research will be explored to enable teachers to understand the theoretical base of the
strategies they will be given. Teachers will walk away with clear ideas and approaches to
differentiation that they can put into action the very next day. The simplicity of the strate gies
will mean that they can be used every day in a range of classes to create an equitable
Presented by Jane Ward
Session 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Option of two sessions:
Teach English and still have a life:
In this 45-minute session, teachers will be given practical strategies to minimise the time they spend on marking. We will look at good and bad feedback and discuss ways to get out of a marking rut. The aim for this session is to give individual teachers a way of marking that works for them and their students.
Presented by Josefine Wang.
Know the content and how to teach it:
This 45-minute session will relate directly to the Professional Knowledge domain of the AITSL standards by giving teachers the opportunity to reflect on the integral terms that underpin the English and Literature syllabuses in Western
Australia. Covering concepts such as perspective, voice, genre, mode and aesthetics, this session will outline the progression of these terms through the
Curriculum and will provide practical advice for confidently unpacking these terms with students.
Presented by Claire Jones.
Closing, thank you and farewells.