The Craft of Writing: Teacher Short Course
Short course for teachers plus CPD Day
Short course for teachers plus CPD day
Friday November 15th - Sunday November 17th 2019
Reinvigorate your teaching of creative writing and your own writing practice, in this intensive three-day residential exclusively for primary school teachers, in the scenic Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. Tutored by acclaimed authors and informed by cutting-edge educational research, these three days will combine writer-led workshops, 1-1 tutorial time and evening readings as well as time to explore new teaching techniques that bridge your roles as a teacher and a writer. As well as exploring your own creativity through fiction and poetry, you will examine a new craft framework for writing developed by professional authors and leading researchers in the field of literacy and writing.
The course fee also includes an additional CPD day on 6 February 2020 at the Open University in Manchester, with Professor Debra Myhill, Director of the Centre for Research in Writing at The University of Exeter, to further explore teaching strategies based in the craft framework for writing.
This course is now open to bookings from UK-based teachers of Years 3-6. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take your teaching and your writing to the next level.
To book a place contact Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, on 01422 843 714 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to send evidence that you are a practising teacher at a UK primary school.
[Note we are offering this course twice in November with different tutors – the other date is 1-3 Nov, details here.]
Feedback from 2019 Arvon Teacher courses:
“It has really brought out my style of writing. I have found my style; now it is all about enabling the children to have this epiphany.”
“I now feel more confident as a writer and more able to identify areas of strength and improvement in mine and other people’s writing.”
“It has equipped me with the tools to put my confidence and newfound knowledge into a constructive and positive system to deliver in the classroom.”
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Arrive at lunchtime, afternoon workshop, after dinner the tutors read from their own work.
Morning workshop, one-to-one tutorials and time to write in the afternoon, after dinner evening workshop or group session.
Morning writing workshop, session on teaching strategies and the craft framework for writing; lunch and celebratory readings. Departures by 3.30pm.