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You’ll find Professional Learning courses for teachers relating to creating and consuming multimodal texts. If there is anything else you would like to see added here, let us know or join our mailing list HERE to be informed whenever a new resource is added.

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Online Course
This workshop takes teachers through a step-by-step process to plan, write and create a narrative using visual block-based programming language Scratch. It is designed to build capacity and confidence in teachers so that they can guide their students through the same process.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: K-6 teachers

Completing Coding Narrative will contribute 10 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Online Course
This course is an exploration of the role and importance of multimodal storytelling in contemporary communication. It is researched-informed, mapped to the K-10 English syllabus, and explores all genres and text types. Teachers will be guided to create their own multimodal text at their own pace, in their time.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: Secondary Teachers

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This workshop takes teachers through a step-by-step process to plan, write and create a narrative text using Stop Motion animation. It is designed to build capacity and confidence in teachers and enhance their students’ writing engagement using devices that students already use in the classroom.
Duration: 4-hours
Suitable for: K-6 teachers

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This short course provides an analysis of the social media context in which young people operate. Teachers will workshop our novel Don’t Friend Me, and examine the Stage 4 teaching program (can be adapted for Stage 5) that accompanies the novel.
Duration: 2-hours
Suitable for: Stage 4 and 5 teachers

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In this course, participants will explore how virtual reality and augmented reality, as part of a suite of emerging literacies, can be used to encourage reading,  writing, and critical and creative thinking. Participants will adopt a game-design approach to storyboarding and compose and create texts with and for these technologies.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: All teachers

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As the focus of communication transitions from a print-based focus to an image-based foocus, the skills required for reading and writing must, necessarily, transition with it. This course unpacks concepts of multimodality to explore new and emerging literacies including coding, video-making, podcasting, blogging, etc. Participants will design and teach a lesson incorporating one of the showcased literacies.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: All teachers

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Online Course
Storytelling will always have a place in society. Storytellers are great communicators, but as communication changes, so too, does the means by which we tell stories. This course takes a pedagogical approach to multimodal storytelling. Participants will examine the TPaK model and use it, with the English syllabus, to develop a Creative Writing unit of work based on outcomes relating to multimodal text.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: All teachers

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Online Course
Meeting the assessment requirement for multimodal presentations can be a challenge for students AND their teachers! If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional powerpoint presentation, this course is for you! The course unpacks the components of a good presentation and showcases differences between good presentations and GREAT presentations. Participants will be introduced to a variety of platforms and programs. They will select one of these to create their own lesson presentation to model engaging presentations to their students.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: Stage 5 and 6 teachers

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The ‘digital native’ myth has long been debunked in the research. Students need to be taught explicit digital literacy skills to become critical thinkers, content creators, and effective communicators in contemporary society. In this course, participants will take an existing unit of work and apply a digital learning framework to redesign it, and by doing so will engage in critical & creative thinking processes to learn digital literacy skills such, adapting file formats, video-mashing, app-smashing, cloud-computing, collaboration, animation (gifs), communication.
Duration: 10-hours
Suitable for: All teachers