Throwing Light on Text
PD courses for many of the most popular Advanced and Standard courses will be offered later this term. These will mostly be 'Online' courses with some School Based 'face to face' workshops. These can be organised via direct email.
To enable us to design the sort of PD that you want, a 9 page e-book has been designed by myself, Peita Mages and TTA to gauge the texts that are being taught and your P.D. The e-book has helpful tips, strategies and resources. You can follow the link below for free download of this free e-book and send through your text list and PD preferences.
Any glance at the ETA Facebook page has shown how hard Senior English teachers have been working to prepare for Module A. The collaborative sharing has helped ease the burden but much of the holidays has doubtless been used as 'prep' time.
Popular choices include 'The Tempest' and 'Hag - Seed', Keats and 'Bright Star' or the perennial 'King Richard III' and 'Looking for Richard' which I think has remained on the list since 2001. For Standard, Lawson is matched in popularity by the poetry options and so focus will be on resourcing such texts. I will be working with TTA again this year to develop teaching resources for some of the most popular text choices for both Advanced and Standard courses.
I offered two school-hosted workshops last term and similar face-to-face workshops are also an option if teachers are interested in contacting me. They would have to be scheduled for late in Term 1, and so email me if you are interested.
Wishing you well in coping with the frenzied first few days back, and that your students enjoy whatever Module A texts you opted to study.