30 learners taking this course
It’s People Like Us is a documentary film created as part of the TAC – Towards Zero road safety strategy. It explores society’s relationship with mobile phones – especially the use of them while driving – and the responsibility that we all have to keep ourselves and each other safe on the roads.
This course will help you teach your students how to understand and master the art of persuasion. You’ll feel more able to assist students with clearly expressing their opinions and identifying how texts are trying to influence their thinking.
- How to use documentary film to teach persuasive language and texts.
- How to explore a ‘big issue’ that will make learning English meaningful to students.
- How to use a range of rhetorical devices, including pathos, ethos and logos.
- How to access free lesson plans and student worksheets.
- English: Year 7 to 10 (persuasive texts)
- General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy
- Cross curriculum priorities: Sustainability
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Graduate Teacher – all states and territories
2.5.1 – Know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas.
3.3.1 – Include a range of teaching strategies.
3.4.1 – Demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engages students in their learning.
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories
2.5.2 – Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.3.2 – Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.2 – Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for NSW
2.5.3 – Support colleagues to implement effective teaching strategies to improve
students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
3.3.3 – Support colleagues to select and apply effective teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.3 – Assist colleagues to create, select and use a wide range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
Cool Australia is endorsed to provide TQI Registered Professional Development for ACT teachers accredited at Proficient or Highly Accomplished Teacher.
In NSW, Cool Australia is endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
Interviews with Jenny Martyn and her Year 9 students
Jenny Martyn is a specialist English teacher at Frankston High School. A self-confessed gym-aholic, Jenny thrives on creating a motivational and inspiring classroom setting that promotes freedom of expression for her students. Her aim is always to promote a love of reading and writing, as well to challenge her students to become influential and active social citizens.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.