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Australian author-Deborah Abela-Teacher Workshop!

Dear Teachers,


As you wait it out for the lockdown to show signs of letting up, we know that you have been using this time in ways never seen before! New ideas, new ways of teaching and most important - instilling a sense of enquiry and self learning in students so they flip this lockdown phase to discover entirely new ways of learning.


It is also a phase where most of us are discovering the immense importance of creativity and self expression - the most powerful tools of online learning and teaching.

We are delighted to bring to you a very limited seat workshop by Australian Writer Deborah Abela who has a treasure chest of learning strategies you could use for your writing classrooms!

In this practical, hands-on session, on 22nd May from 3 to 4 pm Deborah will lead teachers through a series of activities to help their students become better writers. Together, the teachers will explore ways to help students develop ideas, draft exciting prose and create characters and plots readers will love. Most importantly, you’ll do it in a way that encourages the students to enjoy writing. The session includes a 20-page handout brimming with fun and inspiring activities to use in your class.

About Deborah Abela

Deborah trained as a teacher before becoming writer/producer of a national children’s TV show. She left in 2002 and has since become an internationally published and awarded author of 26 books, including her climate change trilogy, Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm. Her family’s survival in WW2 inspired Teresa A New Australian. The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery  are dedicated to Deb’s grade 4 teacher, who sparked her love of wordsHer picture books are Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero and Bear in Space.Deb’s won many awards but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.

Session date: 22nd May 
Timing: 3 pm to 4 pm
Best suited for : English Language teachers of primary and middle school - the language of instruction in the workshop would be English

Session will be held on Google meet
The session is free of cost for participants and is open to teachers in Mumbai, Goa and Pune

To register write in with the following details on before the 15th of May

Name of teacher
Name of School/NGO
Subject taught
Mobile number of teacher