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GCSE English Literature author leads digital workshop for World Book Day

United Kingdom – WEBWIRE

This World Book Day, GCSE English Literature author, Jon Seal, leads a workshop with year 10 students from five schools in Cambridgeshire.

Students from Coleridge Community College, the Pressís Business in the Community partner school, along with students from Cottenham Village College, Parkside, Chesterton Community College, and North Cambridge Academy, will join together for the workshop at the Pressís office in Cambridge.

Jon Seal has over 25 years of teaching experience working as Head of English and Head of Drama and Media Studies. He has also written teacher guides with accompanying DVDs on Of Mice and Men, To Kill A Mockingbird and DVD film making in the classroom, all published by the National Association of the Teaching of English (NATE).

In a workshop emulating real life scenarios, teachers and students will work in teams with colleagues from Cambridge University Press to devise ideas for video and digital content for use in English Literature coursebooks. With the help of specialists from the different publishing functions at the Press, the groups will need to think about all the aspects of the project including choosing actors, costings, and storyboards.

Helen Cunningham, Publishing Director of UK Schools at Cambridge University Press said; ĎEducational resources are increasingly taking a digital turn with more interactive and video content accompanying, or instead of, the more traditional learning materials. This workshop gives the students an insight into our day-to-day jobs, allowing them the chance to work on the types of real life tasks we work on.í

In his capacity as author of the Pressís GCSE English Literature series, Jon will also act as a judge of the studentsí video and digital pitches. The ideas compiled in the workshop will be considered for use in resource development at the Press.

Jon Seal said; íIím very excited about the ideas that the students will come up with and hope that they will be inspired by the opportunity for their film to be seen in schools throughout the country.í


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