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)
Starting date – Registrations Closed
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 upon attending all the sessions and upon timely completion of the course assignments. A summary transcript of the course content will also be provided.
Assignments will be set after every session and must be completed as per deadlines and emailed back to us. Feedback will be provided to those who complete assignments on time.
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. Attendance of all the sessions and on time submission of assignments are essential for Participation Certificates.
How to enroll –
1. You need to register first. To register, click here
2. After registering, click on ‘Online Courses’ and 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
– Shalaka Patkar, English Facilitator, IB World School
The speaker (Usha Pandit) is clear with content, style of delivery, setting expectations and maintaining course standards and rigour, so that the pace is maintained. – Asha Narayanan, Principal, Lodha World School, Thane
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
The first and second session were out of the world. I have never attended such an informative and creative session and wonder how I never got to know about it. To incorporate this information into our teaching sessions would be wonderful. I would do my best to put my learnings into practical doings. – Vandana Chaturvedi, Indian Language School, Nigeria
I loved the pre-readings because they were rigorous, diverse and worked on improving my own ideation as a writer, as well as increasing my exposure to new teaching strategies. I particularly enjoyed the strategies of freewriting, mind storming and semantic intuition in the first article, and the overview that Usha’s video provided. The session with Usha was clear and informative, and I enjoyed parts of this assignment very much. – Vidushi Chaudhry, International Community School, USA
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
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. – 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.