This 1-day workshop is designed specifically for teachers looking to expand their knowledge, understanding, skills, and confidence when it comes to teaching creative writing. The session is full of practical tips, useful classroom strategies, and assessment suggestions for creative writing tasks (and their rubrics).
Suitable for: Teachers of Stage 2 – 6
Completing the Creating Fearless Writers course will contribute 6 hours of PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 5.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
When: Friday 4 June, 9am – 3pm Where: Cavanbah Room, Byron Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay Cost: FREE, registrations essential
Tall Tales & True: Inspiring Creativity in Students
Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present two special full-day workshops, one for primary and one for secondary teachers, on inspiring creativity in students. Fuel your creative fire while learning how to ignite it in your students.
The Tall Tales and True workshops are designed to show teachers how to engage both reluctant and excited students, and how to effectively teach creative writing and embed creativity as a core principle in the classroom. With an introductory presentation by workshop host Siboney Duff on the science of creativity and the benefits of the creative classroom, as well as guest presentations by authors Zanni Louise (Primary) and Sarah Armstrong (Secondary) and a Southern Cross University guest creative writing lecturer, the workshop will be, at once, informative and enjoyable.
Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of PD addressing Standards 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.2, 5.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
This event is catered. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided for all attendees.
When: Thursday 15 July (Primary) & Friday 16 July (Secondary), 9am – 3pm Where: Southern Cross University Lismore Campus: Enterprise Lab, Level 3, Block A, Military Rd, East Lismore Cost: FREE, registrations essential
About Siboney Duff
Siboney has worked as a freelance writer, editor, and manuscript assessor for over fifteen years. She has a deep love of the Extension 2 English course and has taught and mentored Extension 2 English students for several years. A qualified English teacher, Siboney has a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing (UQ) and is about to embark on her PhD in Creative Writing. Siboney has also been a HSC marker of both Extension 1 and Extension 2 English.