Duration: 6 hours
Cost: $289 per participant
So often the way that we write curriculum is disengaged, perfunctory and simply going through the motions – the antithesis of what we expect our classes to be. Sometimes we need to step back and see this important process through someone else’s eyes. So how would a Poet approach writing curriculum?
This hands-on workshop is designed to make you look at curriculum in a new way. So much that flows from a dynamic curriculum – differentiation, engagement, innovation, even the format of how we write curriculum – begins with how we organise content. If we aren’t enthused by the curriculum we devise, how can we expect our students to be?
This workshop is suitable for all teachers.
- Planning curriculum for meaningful student learning
- Student engagement in the classroom
- Teacher engagement in the curriculum design process
Standard 1. Know students and how they learn
Standard 2. Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3. Plan for and implement professional teaching and learning
Standard 4. Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environment
Standard 6. Engage in professional learning
Presenters – Cameron Semmens & Allen Dickson
Cameron Semmens is a Melbourne-based, award-winning poet and performer, with 15 books and 4 CDs of his poetry published to date. He makes his living through words: running workshops, writing books and performing live throughout Australia. Cameron is a ‘Vision Artist’ with World Vision Australia. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges with his 2 young children.
Allen Dickson is an educator and speaker with a passion for ensuring learning is innovative, practical and enjoyable. For over 20 years he has combined classroom teaching with appointments in various extra-curricular organisations where he uses a diverse range of unique skills to instil confidence in young people and initiate change in classroom practice.