EMC CPD Online: How Short Stories Can Diversify Your Curriculum and Boost Literature Study (Twilight 10.2.22)

Course content

The English and Media Centre has published three acclaimed anthologies of short stories in recent years, containing work by writers from all six continents. The diversity of the writers is matched by the diversity of the stories themselves, which range widely in terms of form, language and content.

This course will consider:

  • The importance of diverse texts to the experience of studying literature
  • How short stories can diversify your curriculum
  • Which stories work well with students
  • Effective strategies for teaching short stories.

NB: This is a repeat course.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.

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.
  • 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
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutors: Andrew McCallum

Andrew McCallum is Director of the English and Media Centre. Prior to that he ran a PGCE course in secondary English, and previously he taught for 15 years in London schools, spending most of that time at Acland Burghley School in Camden. He holds a doctorate in education, is author of Creativity and Learning in Secondary English (Routledge) and writes regularly for NATE's Teaching English magazine. If asked to name the EMC publication he's most proud of having worked on, it would be a three-way contest between Iridescent Adolescent, Diverse Shorts and Write On.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Tuesday 8th February, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 8th February. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • 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

Fantastic ideas of how to make use of the EMC shorts and apply them in the classroom. I really enjoyed the collaborative nature of the webinar and the use of the chat facility.

Helen Hardy, The Fernwood School on How Short Stories Can Diversify Your Curriculum and Boost Literature Study, March 2021

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