Course Details –
Candidates will use both synchronous contact time (In-Person Online Class) and asynchronous non-contact learning time (watching videos, reading texts, using tools, and working on exercises in your own time),
It will attract a fee of 2499/- (incl. GST) per candidate to be paid in advance. No refunds.
You will be given a participation certificate and a transcript of topics you have attended. Assignments will be set and must be emailed back to us.
Answers and solutions will be provided.
Each session will have Question and Answer time towards the end.
Common problems will be discussed in a final session at the end of the course, or comments will be emailed to you.
Who is it for?
This course is for all middle and secondary teachers, subject coordinators, teachers of creative writing and English HODs who want to learn how to teach their students of grades 6 to 12 for holistic skills in writing. Home schooling parents are also welcome.
Helpline Number – 810 478 3119
1. You must download Zoom and have a good internet connection at your end.
2. You must be on time and be present through the session.
3. There will be no refunds and there will be no make up sessions.
4. You will be sent notes. You will send assignments on email .
5. Feedback on concerns will be sent through email to the group.
6. You will be given a certificate of participation and a transcript of the topics you have worked on.
How to enroll –
1. You need to register first. To register, click here
2. After registering, click on ‘Online Courses’ at the top select the course you are interested in.
3. Click ‘Add to Cart’ button. Then click ‘View Cart’
4. After reviewing the product and price, click ‘Proceed to Checkout’
5. After filling your billing details, click ‘PLACE ORDER’
6. You will be taken to payment gateway page where you can select your preferred mode of payment.
7. After successful payment transaction, you will get enrolled in.
Video Tutorial –
How to Enroll (Step-by-step instructions)- https://youtu.be/ASj1yp2JLFw
Learning is good its application also is started in class .We have started with painting of sentences in all the online classes ,students are enjoying it. – Madhuri Kasbe, Headmistress, St. Lawrence High School and Jr. College
Absolutely astonishing. I have attended 100s of workshops in my life, none is as systematised as yours. I would rate you as number one teacher in the world. – Hema J Chandra, Authorised Jolly Phonics Trainer with Jolly Learning ,UK. Principal director with Word Masti Phonics & Grammar Institute.
The creative writing course taken by Ms Usha Pandit is not only helpful in terms of content but also gives us valuable resources to teach as well as assess our students. The feedback she gives us is a model which we as teachers can follow to give relevant and pertinent feedback. An extremely enriching and enlightening experience. – Shan Ara Khan, City Montessori School, Lucknow
Right from the barebones of writing to writing creative pieces of fiction and non fiction, this course takes you step by step through the nitty-gritties & nuances of teaching the art of creative writing to students. Packed with valuable insights and practical tips that can be implemented immediately in your class, it is a must for aspiring as well as experienced language teachers. Shalaka Patkar, Former HoD & English Facilitator, Pune
The content, though vast has been covered well. The notes complement the actual class and together provide an invaluable resource. The practice needed to obtain a certain mastery over these will take time. But it has surely leant the confidence to take it up with students in the prescribed way. At the risk of being repetitive, I would still like to add that the pre-readings and viewings are extremely helpful and set the tone for the class. I’m extremely glad that I opted for the course as it is helping me in reinforcing all that I already knew and teaching me much more. A big thank you! – Ritu Sikka, The Heritage School, Delhi
I am really delightful to share my experience with the online creative writing course both for primary as well as secondary. The course has given me an insight of different ideation techniques to be practiced in the class with students. I am overwhelmed with the content taught in the course. I am thankful to Usha ma’am for giving this platform and sharing her thoughts about the subject matter with different examples. – Niharika Khanna, Lancer’s Convent Senior Secondary School, Delhi
I am grateful to Ms. Usha Pandit for apprising us to such insightful ideas to teach effective creative writing at secondary level. The techniques & ideas for writing Non-Fiction are pro & surely would help our learners for their journey ahead. – Sonam Gabrani, The Heritage School, Delhi
The content of pre-readings and pre- viewing is very helpful. Great program- really well organized, with plenty of detail in each section. All the concepts were taught in-depth and made all the sessions insightful. The speaker is a fabulous lecturer with a great knowledge of the subject. It helped me enhance my vocabulary and knowledge on different types of writings. I will definitely implement the acquired knowledge in my regular teaching learning process. Also, I believe that it would help me establish a better rapport with my students. – Puneet Arora, Mayoor Chopasni School, Jodhpur
Relatable content, strategies for the diverse population seen in inclusive classrooms and a wide range of resources for the ease of teaching. A masterclass as always – Sandeepa Dhamankar, Special Educator, Mumbai
The content is useful not only to teach students but also in our day to day life. The concept is handled with in depth knowledge. The notes brought a better clarity in each genre of writing handled. The speaker, Mrs Usha Pandit, is an ocean of knowledge and always open to questions and queries. She is supportive and guides everyone selflessly. These genres are beneficial in all aspects of life. – Disha Mehta, Swami Vivekanand International School & Jr College, Mumbai
Amazing techniques. The teaching is unique never learnt in this way before – Reshma Jhamtani, Vini Classes, Ulhasnagar
The content is exhaustive. Mrs. Pandit’s knowledge and the clarity with which she delivers is impeccable. This is going to benefit me extremely. I had forgotten so many of these things because of non-usage as I teach special learners. The homework though for me personally is high pressure. With pressure and demands at job, the homework takes a backseat and a last minute job is shoddy, I know and I am sorry for that. – Geeta Dalal, Profession Psychologist and Special Educator, JBCN International School
Session 1. The bare bones and tools of creative writing
This session gives you an overview of creative writing for the secondary classes. We look at the main elements of writing and how to build ideas. Understanding the elements (ideas, structure, vocab) choice of topics. Ideation techniques, structure caution (past tense, passive voice, indirect speech) vocab building. Tools of writing using media, critical reading, viewing, authentic materials, writing analysis and trails from comprehension. Detailed understanding of writer’s craft.
Session 2. Writing effective description
In this session, we do description in detail. We focus on teaching strategies that are easy and doable to create wonderful settings, people, ideas and events at an advanced level. How to use better evocative vocabulary and created rounded characters. Descriptions using sense words, figures of speech, and advanced phrasing. Use of poetic devices in descriptions.
Session 3. Writing fiction
In this session, you will learn how to teach story writing narrative and imaginative genre. You will learn how to use the 5 basic elements of a story and how to teach planning and writing. You will be given strategies to achieve success. Fiction and non-fiction. Understanding genre and diction. Graphics and tools for planning. Mind-mapping. Venn. Rubrics. Writing using traditional personal and reflective stories, satire, humour, allegories, twisted tales, spoofs, picture prompts. Adventure stories, fantasy and science fiction.
Session 4. Writing non-fiction
In this session, we advance formats and requirements of the succinct genres with topics that children will enjoy writing. How to write a Discussion, debate, report, and persuasion with better insights, planning and organisation in the secondary grades.
Session 5. Writing as a life-skill
In this session, you will learn how to teach students to write a summary. Non-fiction forms like reflective essays, travelogues, all kinds of formal letters, notices, invitations, posters, speeches, diary entries, and pamphlets. Language requirements for non-fiction writing.
Session 6. Corrections and Evaluation
In this session, we look at common errors that students make and how to correct them. Self, peer, teacher corrections for error recognition and error remediation. Rubrics and criteria of success in detail. Formative and Summative assessments. Evaluation and reporting of writing.