• Language and Literature

    Language and Literature

    Workshop leader: Brad Philpot

    Provisional Agenda

    Saturday 18 May 2019
    08:45 - 09:00 Welcome coffee and introduction
    09:00 - 10:30 Introductions and the new guide
    Ice-breaker activities, introductions to the new guide, why we teach textual analysis, understanding and integrating the Areas of Exploration, concepts and global issues.  
    10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
    10:45 - 12:15 Individual oral 
    Listen to sample individual orals, backward planning, student preparation, the outline
    12:15 - 13:00 Lunch 
    13:00 - 14:30 Learner portfolios 
    Organising learner portfolios, defining and unpacking ‘global issues’, building thematic units, making the portfolio a vehicle for ongoing learning and student agency
    14:30 - 14:45 Coffee break
    14:45 - 16:00 Paper 1: Guided textual analysis
    Student samples SL/HL, unpacking the assessment criteria, skill-building activities

    Sunday 19 May 2019
    09:00 - 10:30 HL Essay
    The ‘line of inquiry’, paragraphing, thesis statements, research skills
    10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
    10:45 - 12:00 Paper 2: Comparative essay
    Unpacking exam questions, comparative analysis, PEACE ACT, using connectives and signposts
    12:00 - 12:30 Lunch 
    12:30 - 14:00 Making your course meaningful
    Assessment, portfolios, parts, topics, guiding questions, key concepts, approaches to teaching and learning, units planners and timelines, transitioning from the old course to the new course.

    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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