The program was introduced in July 2017 as a specific and targeted response to the markers’ report from the 2016 ATAR WACE Exam in respect to the composition section of the exam. In the four Murdoch university sessions and one at Port Hedland in August, teachers who attended have continued to express a desire for these workshops to continue and develop in their content and knowledge sharing.
The 2018 programs kick off in April with a second scheduled in June. We are planning July, August, September and November dates, and scheduled PD programs will be announced when the dates are confirmed with the university.
The first for the year will be held at Murdoch University South Street Campus April 24 and 25.
To register >> http://bornstorytellers.net/book-here/
Feedback from previous attendees
In the pursuit of protecting privacy, I have redacted names from the following feedback.
Thank you so much for giving me access to your PPTs and PDFs. Your IP will be valued, respected and acknowledged in my discussions with colleagues to see how we might address Creative Writing in a more targeted manner in our courses.
I really enjoyed the two day workshop, particularly your breadth of knowledge and passionate delivery of all things to do with Creative Writing. It provided a helpful way of reflecting on and planning for the 12 ATAR Composing section of the course and Section 3 in the exam. And the Born Storytellers Folder, workshop activities and Story Craft workbooks are an excellent resource that provides a carefully-sequenced roadmap.
I just wanted to email to let you know how much I enjoyed your Born Storytellers PD on Monday and Tuesday. There is a lot for me to process, but I’m excited about how I can incorporate it into my classroom and make suggestions for other English teachers.
The course was very, very valuable. I found the exercises you used most valuable and the process illuminated the challenge of developing a creative response. Additionally, it was a real pleasure to be provided with time to WRITE! In my position as a Head of Department, the only writing I do tends to be limited to reports or plans. To encourage my personal creativity was joyous and I have to admit – my ‘creativity’ was rather rusty due to lack of use! The Masterclass was an exceptional experience and I’m only sad that so few teachers were able to take advantage of the opportunity. We certainly look forward to booking future workshops with you.
I used the icebreaker activity in my Year 10 class today. I wish you could have seen their faces light up when they completed the first part. They loved it and can’t wait to do more. Thank you so much for a wonderful P.L, and for such practical and useful ideas.
I thoroughly enjoyed the masterclass in creative writing it stretched me again and that is something that has not been done for some time. T____ and I will be sharing what we learned with the English Department here at the College when we have a department meeting. More power to your arm as you continue to dish out this very worthwhile course.