EMC CPD Online: Approaches to Poems of the Decade for Edexcel AL Lit (Afternoon 5.10.22 2-3.30pm) 2 for 1 offer – see 'How to book'.

Course content

This session will draw on previous CPD on ‘Poems of the Decade’, to offer ways of teaching the anthology that encourage the kind of assured knowledge, sense of ownership of the poems and independent thinking that will allow students to approach the examination questions and unseen poem with confidence and flexibility.

NB This is a repeat course.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
    • Vouchers can only be redeemed online.
    • Only one voucher can be used per purchase.
    • Vouchers expire after 6 weeks. 
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.

Course tutor: Barbara Bleiman

Barbara Bleiman is an education consultant at EMC, co-editor of emagazine and the author of What Matters in English Teaching. She writes blogs and articles about education and has written or co-written many EMC publications for the classroom, including several resources on poetry, novels and language study. Among these are Doing Close ReadingStudying The Handmaid’s Tale, Sight/Unseen PoetryKS3 Poetry Plus, as well as Curriculum Conversations: Going on an Odyssey. She takes the lead on EMC’s project on group work, ‘It’s Good to Talk’ and has a strong interest in ideas about the curriculum, developing the idea of ‘cultural conversations’ as a challenge to the notion of cultural capital. In 2019 she was awarded the NATE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of English. She is also a Fellow of the English Association. Barbara is the author of two novels, Off the Voortrekker Road and Accidents of Love, and has recently published a collection of short stories, Kremlinology of Kisses.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 3rd October, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

This course is part of our 2 for 1 offer
Book a place on this course and you’ll be sent a voucher code entitling you to book a further place on the same course for a colleague at your school. Your code will be sent within 3 working days of booking.
Please note: bookings for this course close on Monday 3rd October. The 2nd free place must be booked before the closing date, so please make sure you give yourself enough time!
Your voucher can only be redeemed online and is only eligible against this course.
(Any issues please email Lucy.)

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  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 4th October. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email us.
  • This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

Testimonials

As ever with EMC, massively practical, focused and creative around teaching the subject matter. Don't come here expecting waffle!

Jonathan Cook, Stowe School on EMC CPD Online: Teaching Poems of the Decade’.

A thoroughly engaging seminar, with lots of great strategies that could be utilised in the classroom. I'm new to the A Level specification and it was fantastic to hear some of the key feedback from the examiner's report so that I could understand what it is that students need to consider when writing their comparisons.

Philippa Simpson, Holmer Green Senior School on EMC CPD Online: Teaching Poems of the Decade’.

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