Full course description
Date and time
Wednesday 19 June 2024, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
Curriculum Leader, Teacher
Learn how Generative AI can be used as part of the writing cycle to plan, create, and edit texts. This session is suitable for English teachers and anyone who teaches writing, including essays, reports, and creative writing.
This online workshop covers six areas of the writing cycle: purpose, exploration, ideas, skills, collaboration, and publication. The session provides examples of activities with GenAI for each stage of the cycle.
Educators will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical strategies necessary to effectively use Generative AI in their writing instruction, thereby enriching the learning experience for students and embracing the potential of technology to support educational goals.
- strategies to integrating Generative AI in the writing process leveraging AI as a tool for enhancing creativity, efficiency, and the overall quality of their writing.
- tools to design AI-Enhanced writing activities using examples of activities tailored to each stage of the writing cycle
- strategies to design assessments that encourage students to interact with AI in a critical and thoughtful manner, ensuring that the technology serves as a supportive tool rather than a replacement for the creative and analytical processes involved in writing
- participation in a critical evaluation of the role and impact of Generative AI in the teaching of writing to enhance student learning outcomes while fostering originality, critical thinking, and personal expression.
Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is author of ‘Practical Reading Strategies’ and 'Practical Writing Strategies', and a VCE assessor. Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, literacy, and digital technologies.
Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly Director of Learning and Teaching at Monivae College Hamilton. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers.
His PhD is focused on Artificial Intelligence in education, and particularly the impact large language models like GPT will have on writing.