Poetry for Teachers (45 minutes)

Poetry for Teachers (45 minutes)

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Course Summary

Poetry for teachers offers you a moment to sit and reflect. This micro PD helps you engage with poetry and to consider how poetry can help us see our job and make it through the day with and through poetry. You don't need to have studied poetry or even enjoyed poetry before, just take a moment to use this medium to reflect on yourself and your practice and hopefully enjoy the process.

You will learn:

  • To read and interpret six poems and reflect on your experiences and practice through them.
  • To develop in your appreciation of poetry as a form and consider how it can be used to support you and create space for reflection.
  • Be encouraged to further your engagement with poetry and consider how it can be a source of inspiration, solace or joy.

Course time:

This course will take 45 minutes to complete.

Alignment to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards:

This course is mapped to the following Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL). Your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority.

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
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Course Content

Poetry for Teachers

Poetry for Teachers

Introduction to Poetry
What you missed that day you were absent in fourth grade
What Teachers Make?
Small Kindness
Wild Geese
The School Where I Studied
Sign Language
Where to next?

Course Instructors

Your instructor Hayley, is an experienced Early Years Educator, Primary School Teacher, and Instructional Designer for Cool. She will be on hand to answer any questions you might have while undertaking this course. Just click the Get In Touch button to the left.

Daniel Donahoo's work is driven by play, technology and narrative. Daniel is the author books on children, family, media and technology “Idolising Children” and (co-author) “Adproofing Your Kids” and writes and blogs regularly on the topics of technology, children, education and families.

This course has been designed in consultation with experts in the fields of education and wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log this PD with my State's teaching authority?

Yes! Our courses are mapped to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL), and your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority. To do this, grab your certificate of completion from your personal dashboard once the course is complete.

  • 6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
  • 6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

How long will this take to complete?

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

Is this course accredited?

While this course is not accredited by state teaching authorities, it is mapped to the national Professional Standards for Teachers. This means that you can log this course with your state regulatory authority as elective PD hours.

6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed in consultation with teachers, principals, psychologists, counsellors, scientists, and all manner of experts in the education field.

Cool Australia's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum and best educational practice, so you can be sure your learning is at the cutting edge of education theory.

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