Virtual reality and history… who knew it was so easy! We are very excited about a course we are contributing to in the first week of Term 3. The daughter of a TRIO member is in Australia for a short time and has agreed to share her expertise in digital storytelling and resources for History with teachers through this CPL course. Clare is a historian currently working at Warwick University in England. Just the planning has been eye opening to us and shown us resources that are amazing and will be useful for English as well as history. The course is being offered at Surry Hills in week one of term 3 on Wednesday 20th July. This course will be presented jointly by Dr. Clare Rowan and Kate Cameron. Kate is one of the writers of the NSW History Syllabus so we will really be working with the experts!
Story telling is fundamental to history and digital story telling equips students to use 21st century skills to communicate their understanding of the past. Digital storytelling is a highly motivating way to address a range of syllabus outcomes. The course will focus on the middle years, Stages 3 and 4 but we feel it is a course suitable for anyone interested in teaching history and as a one off opportunity, not to be missed! To register please go to CPL http://cpl.asn.au/