We hope everyone has had a productive and enjoyable (if busy!) couple of months.
This is just a quick heads up about the final stella2.0 workshop for the year, scheduled for next Wednesday evening, 27 November from 5.30-7.30pm at the VATE offices in Collingwood (again, let us know if you’d like to try video conferencing as we have a better internet connection to trial this time around).
We’ll have a light dinner (pizza etc) ready to go by 5.15pm if you want to wander in for something to eat before the workshop gets started.
We have asked John Yandell to participate in the workshop via a pre-recorded video. Some of you will remember John from his visit to Melbourne and VATE in the early part of of 2013. John is always very generous and thought provoking.
In addition to this, we’re selected two papers papers as preparation reading for the workshop. We think both these papers are excellent and hope you’ll find them interesting and productive for thinking about narrative, writing and dialogue:
- John Yandell (2012). The social construction of meaning: Reading Animal Farm in the classroom. Literacy, 47(1), 50-55.
- Brenton Doecke (2013) Storytelling and professional learning. English in Australia, 48(2), 11-21.
As we did in workshop two we’ll begin with some sharing of writing (your own, or writing on the forum etc) and some time to catch up. We hope this will give those who weren’t able to make it to the first or second workshops a chance to get their bearings. If you are able to, please bring along some writing to share. This might be in relation to one of the readings above (or anything from a previous workshop). We’ll be building in some workshop time to discuss the Yandell and Doecke pieces and also some focused individual or collaborative writing time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Scott or Graham if you have any questions before next Wednesday. Or you could post a comment here or some writing on the forum (which has been a little quiet of late … )