• English A: Language and Literature

    English A: Language and Literature

    Workshop leader: Brad Philpot

    Provisional Agenda

    Saturday 18 May 2019
    08:45 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:00 Introductions and the new guide
    Ice-breaker activities, introductions to the new guide, why we teach textual analysis 
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 - 12:00 Individual oral 
    Listen to sample individual orals, backward planning, student preparation, the outline
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 
    13:00 - 14:30 Learner portfolios 
    Organising learner portfolios, defining and unpacking ‘global issues’, building thematic units 
    14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
    14:45 - 17:00 Paper 1: Guided textual analysis
    Student samples SL/HL, unpacking the assessment criteria, skill-building activities

    Sunday 19 May 2019
    08:30 - 10:00 HL Essay
    The ‘line of inquiry’, paragraphing, thesis statements, research skills
    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
    10:30 - 12:00 Paper 2: Comparative essay
    Unpacking exam questions, comparative analysis, PEACE ACT, using connectives and signposts
    12:00 - 13:00 Lunch 
    13:00 - 14:30 Teaching literature
    Engaging with literary texts in a meaningful way
    14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
    14:45 - 17:00 Making your course meaningful
    Assessment, portfolios, parts, topics, guiding questions, key concepts, approaches to teaching and learning, units planners and timelines
    Brad Philpot

    Brad Philpot has a passion for language, literature and learning. He has experience teaching English as a first and second language, in primary and secondary schools in the Netherlands and Turkey. Since 2010 he has worked as a consultant, textbook author, workshop leader and examiner for the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge University Press. He is the co-founder of Philpot Education and CINDIE, the Collaboration for Independent International Education. Through these organisations he has organised professional development opportunities for thousands of teachers around the world on a broad range of topics.
    Brad is the author of the coursebook English A: Language and Literature for the IB Diploma by CUP

    Materials to bring:

    • The new guide, including the assessment criteria on all the components 
    • Any student work that you would like to share (especially old SL Paper 1s) 
    • A curious mind 
    • A device with internet connection

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