• Workshop overview

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    Teaching language and literature with creativity for creativity

    online | € 145 | 4 hours of training by Brad Philpot | TBD

    Register = live workshop + (past) recordings + materials
    Register for the upcoming workshop and already get access to recordings & materials from the past workshop. Send an email to aafje@philpot.education to register.

    This live online workshop is aimed at teachers of English A: Language and Literature for the IB Diploma Programme who want to teach with more creativity in the classroom and want their students to engage in creative thinking. 

    The workshop leader, Brad Philpot, is the author of English A: Language and Literature  and English B (both with Cambridge University Press). He is an experienced workshop leader and examiner.  

    The workshop consists of 4 x 1-hour of tuition. Sessions are held from 16:00 to 17:00 CET/+1 GMT.

    The number of participants is limited to 30 participants, who will be able to engage with each other and the content through Zoom and this website. Recordings of each session and downloadable content will be made available to participants. 

    The workshop fee is € 145 (including handling fees & VAT). 

    Participants will receive a digital Philpot Education certificate afterwards. This workshop is not endorsed by the IB.

    Session Date Time Description
    1 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET Why teach for creativity? What do we mean by 'creative thinking' and why is it needed in the 21st century? What does creative thinking look like in the Language and Literature classroom? How do learner portfolios play a fundamental role? How is the HL Essay a good for inquiry-based learning? 
    2 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How can teachers teach with more creativity? What can language arts teachers learn from visual arts teachers, design theory and maker spaces? How might teachers rethink their role in the classroom and their workflow? How can teachers use modelling for Paper 1 skills?
    3 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How can classroom activities encourage more meaningful engagement with literary and non-literary texts? How do we make Language and Literature education more personalised? How can students develop skills that are needed for their exams through project-based learning? What does this have to do with the Individual Oral
    4 TBD 16:00 - 17:00 CET How can students take ownership over the literary works and make meaningful connections between them? How can teachers set up students with multiple opportunities for Paper 2? 
    Workshop leader

    Brad Philpot has a passion for language, literature and learning. He is an experienced examiner, workshop leader, speaker, teacher and textbook author. He has authored two editions of English A: Language and Literature and English B for the IB Diploma Programme with Cambridge University Press. He is the original author of the ThinkIB Subject Site for English A: Language and Literature. Since 2008, he has shared his passion, experiences and expertise with over 3,000 teachers all around the world through Philpot Education, a provider of educational resources and workshops. Since 2020, he has taught English at Frankfurt International School.

    Praise

    "The personal touch Brad Philpot offered made the difference. A very holistic approach for a workshop leader." - Kathleen Battah, Wellspring Learning Community, Beirut, Lebanon

    "I enjoyed the practical suggestions for activities which focused on parts of assessment and also gave me good ideas for work with student. Brad's manner and style are highly conducive to collaborative learning. My department had a great time!" - Vivien Hall, New International School of Thailand

    • Session 1

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      Thursday 10 December | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

      Why teach for creativity? What do we mean by 'creative thinking' and why is it needed in the 21st century? What does creative thinking look like in the Language and Literature classroom? How is the HL Essay a good springboard for inquiry-based learning? 

      • Session 2

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        Friday 11 December | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

        How can teachers teach with more creativity? How do learner portfolios play a fundamental role in this course? What can language arts teachers learn from visual arts teachers, design theory and maker spaces? How can the learner portfolio be used as a platform to develop creativity and make learning visible for all assessment components?

        • Session 3

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          Thursday 17 December | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

          How can classroom activities help students understand texts and develop the skills for the tests?  How can students develop skills that are needed for their exams through project-based learning? This session explores how the portfolio can be used as a tool to help students prepare for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.  

          • Session 4

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            Friday 18 December | 16:00 - 17:00 CET

            How can students take ownership over the literary works, the non-literary bodies of work, passages from them and a global issue? How can the portfolio be used as a tool to make meaningful connections between passages, texts and issues? This session explores the wonderful world of the individual oral. 

            • Register

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              Register for this workshop by sending an email to aafje@philpot.education with:

              • name of workshop
              • name of the participant
              • email address of the participant
              • school / institution
              • address for invoice / contact person for invoice

              We will process your registration and send an invoice + PayPal payment request for €145 (incl. VAT & handling). You will get the option to pay with your PayPal balance or by credit card if you don't have a PayPal account. Alternatively you can transfer money to our Dutch bank account. After successful payment, you will be sent the login details to the workshop.

              Please contact Aafje van de Hulsbeek at aafje@philpot.education if you have questions about the registration or payment procedure.

              • Forum and bibliography

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                You can use the forum to introduce yourself to the workshop leader and other participants. Feel free to ask questions and engage with colleagues. The bibliography is a list of resources on creativity and education that were used to develop this workshop. Feel free to add resources to this list! 

              • Feedback

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                Please let us know what you thought of the workshop. Your input will help us improve our future workshops. Your feedback is anonymous, but you may leave your name if you like.

              • Archive

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                Have you attended this workshop already? Are you looking for recordings of our sessions or documents that we created? Can't find your certificate? They're all here. Look under the month and year of your workshop in the left menu.  

                • Dec 2020

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                  Session recordings and documents of the December 2020 workshop can be found below.

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