• Language A: Literature

    Language A: Literature

    Workshop leader: Anna Androulaki


    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 
    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

    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

    Anna Androulaki

    Dr A. (AKA Anna Androulaki-Woodcock) has been in school since 1972. Only recently did she decide to leave and she is currently working as an independent consultant but also as a workshop leader for the IB. Anna's teaching career in EAL until she started teaching in the IB DP in 2002. She currently holds several IB-related roles, among them leading Language A, Approaches to teaching and learning and DP-evaluation workshops. She has taught in Greece, Germany, the UK and China and she has held the role of DP Coordinator at TASIS England and Head of English at UWC China, where she helped with admissions, the development of curriculum for Grade 10 as well as a whole-school approach to language policy and planning. Dr A. has a passion for reading, for learning that defies expectations and curricula as well as for strategic thinking for educational institutions. She is the author of several academic papers in theoretical linguistics (the area of her PhD dissertation) and her most recent writing project is the Oxford University Press English A: Literature Course Companion for the new curriculum (first teaching 2019-2020). Her experience from working at residential schools has enhanced her awareness of the impact of holistic education on teaching and lifelong learning Between workshops and assignments, she enjoys spending time with her children and her friends, wherever they are.

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