Community writing projects provide schools with the opportunity to engage parents/carers in student learning and for students to create complex real life texts that require problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking. Participants will be guided through the planning of a community writing project, including the development and implementation of a wide variety of teaching activities and strategies that engage students across the full range of abilities and backgrounds.
Participants will critically examine the development and implementation of a community writing project (Home - Mapping the stories of Redfern) undertaken by the Sydney Story Factory. This investigation will include reference to student activities, community engagement, planning, and student agency in education.
The use of Home - Mapping the stories of Redfern (Sydney Story Factory, 2014) as a model text will also provide participants with access to a new, original text to be used in the classroom to broaden student understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. A collection of activities designed for use with Home - Mapping the stories of Redfern will be introduced during the course and each participant will receive an ebook copy ofHome.
Workshop cost - $150 (plus gst)
3 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 1.2.2;1.5.2; 2.4.2; 3.7.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.