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The poem is not a line,
but a net.
Woven with strands,
written in sand,
carried by the wind.

~ excerpt from 'Dream merchants' by Dr Tamryn Bennett

 

Professional Development for teachers with Red Room Poetry

Our NESA-endorsed Professional Development program provides in-depth workshops that enhance teaching methodologies to better engage students with poetry, creative writing, critical thinking, and imaginative investigation while enriching curriculum outcomes.

 Our aim is to make poetry a meaningful and useful part of every class. Immersive workshops are lead by practicing poets and leading arts educators who guide teachers through innovative writing processes to support the development of their own creative, critical and poetic writing and teaching skills strategies in the classroom.  

Designed with and for teachers, we provide accessible learning resources to support activities in and beyond the workshop. Our professional development workshops coincide with four of our projects, Red Room Poetry ObjectThe Disappearing, New Shoots and Poetry in First Languages.

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NESA Scope of Endorsement

The period of endorsement for Red Room Poetry is for five years from 2 September 2015 to 1 September 2020

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Standard descriptor - 2.1.2

Courses -

  • Red Room Poetry Object - inspire, create, publish! will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 2.5.2
  • Red Room Poetry Object - inspire, create, publish! (Digital PD) will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 2.5.2
  • The Disappearing - mapping memory and place will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 3.4.2
  • The Disappearing - mapping memory and place (Digital PD) will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 3.4.2
  • New Shoots: Garden of poems – Connect, Create, Publish! will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 2.1.2, 2.4.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2
  • New Shoots: Garden of poems – Connect, Create, Publish! (Digital PD) will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient  addressing Standard Descriptor 2.1.2, 2.4.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2
  • Poetry in First Languages – Connecting to Country, Culture and Language! will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 1.4.2, 2.4.2, 2.5.2
  • Poetry in First Languages – Connecting to Country, Culture and Language! (Digital PD) will contribute to 1 hour of NESA Accredited PD at proficient addressing Standard Descriptor 1.4.2, 2.4.2, 2.5.2

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For other educational organisations, we provide a certificate of participation, which can be used for self-arranged professional development with the Australian Standards of Teaching.

Red Room Poetry's workshops in your school help bring poetry to life. For more information contact education@redroomcompany.org or phone 02 9319 5090.

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