Transform your classroom into an exciting place where all of your students, not just some of them, become immersed in meaningful and exciting projects. Inspire your students to be enthusiastic about solving the world’s problems. See them bring positive energy into your classroom every time they walk in the door. Make teaching feel effortless and make your classroom a place with laughter and fun. I’ve developed my methods using extensive feedback from my students provided anonymously at the end of the year. You’ll learn proven conventional techniques and new techniques that unlock the imagination and deep thinking about the world we live in. No need to reinvent the wheel or spend countless hours browsing on social media sites looking for ideas. Immerse your students in the world of language that surrounds them, the language of novels, stories, poems, plays, movies, conversations, emails, social media, blogs, television, and songs. Teach students how to think for themselves and appreciate the beauty and power of language.
Sometimes professional development works for any teacher in any grade level or subject area. Sometimes it's better to dive deep with teachers in your content area.
Make the study of literature fun, relevant, and meaningful. You will walk away from this course with many new ideas and materials to inspire creativity and curiosity in your classroom. I will discuss pedagogy, curriculum, and around 100 downloadable resources including a unit on poetry, short fiction, and Hamlet.
At the end of the course, you'll get the time to create a new lesson or activity, and receive a certificate of completion for 10 PD credit hours. Individual districts or states approve the PD credit hours.
- Introductions (3:03)
- Virtual or Remote Learning for ELA Teachers (29:42)
- Creative Writing (22:30)
- Podcasts as Literature (18:20)
- Poetry and Prosody, Rhythm and Rhyme (14:59)
- The Video Essay and Filmmaking (21:10)
- Short Fiction and Point of View (17:08)
- The Teaching of Writing (23:52)
- Differentiation (13:28)
- Literary Techniques (6:32)
- Project-Based Learning (18:39)
- Final Activity (3:50)
Hi, I’m Scott Cameron and I'm a high school English teacher at Princeton High School in New Jersey.
It's truly an art to create an activity that keeps all students engaged, and I find that I am most creative after a good conversation with a colleague about the thought process and philosophy behind teaching literature. This course will get your creative juices flowing. Visit Teacher's Workshop to read my blog about teaching and literature and learn more.
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