STRIVE in Community and Family Studies

Strive helps Community & Family Studies teachers develop a skills based approach to teaching the course, that enables students to confidently answer every HSC question
(even if they usually take the easy way out).

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STRIVE

Helping CAFS

teachers develop

a skills based

approach to

teaching the

course!

TELL ME MORE!
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QUESTION FOR YOU...

Does this sound familiar?

You work so hard to improve your students' results in Community & Family Studies, offering lunchtime sessions and spending so much time developing good lessons; BUT you aren't getting the results you and your school want.

You teach your students the content, but don't want to smash them with exam questions constantly (getting them from writing a sentence to a paragraph is half the battle).

Gone are the days that you just teach the content, and go “you are now prepared”.

YES, THAT'S ME!
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Now imagine...

  • that the secret to success in Community & Family Studies is stripping back the content and teaching your students the SKILLS.
  • that your students use a clear paragraph structure and can apply the Glossary of Key Words, right from the beginning. They even start handing in drafts to their assessments and answers to revision questions.
  • that your students finally see the big picture and they are the ones asking questions, wanting to improve and taking ownership for their learning.
  • that you see the improved results right away that you and your school CELEBRATE with the whole community.

This is not a dream... this can happen!

Teaching writing skills is the key to improving student results and performance in CAFS and
is only available through Strive.

This course is perfect for...

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NEWBIE CAFS TEACHERS
Who are in their first years of teaching CAFS looking for a way to set their students up for success right from the get go.

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EXPERIENCED CAFS TEACHERS
Who want a pathway to success which enables them to combine their content knowledge with practical skills to improve.

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BURNT OUT CAFS TEACHERS
Who are looking to get more out of their CAFS students to see results right away without having to always do the hard yards.

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Improve writing & results to fast-track success in CAFS!

Get your kids where they need to be without sacrificing your time & energy!

 

INTRODUCING THE STRIVE FRAMEWORK

This framework will enable your Community & Family Studies students to develop the key skills required alongside specific strategies to achieve success in this course.

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STRIVE will prepare YOU & YOUR students to fast track PROGRESS to the HSC...

WHAT YOU WILL WITNESS

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COLLABORATION

Foster positive relationships with CAFS teachers who are on a similar pathway to you and clarify your thinking by sharing explicit activities about the writing process.

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CONFIDENCE

Experience explicit lessons where you are practically applying your knowledge and skills in adopting explicit writing strategies to improve student literacy skills.

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CHALLENGE

Develop strategies that push students forward in their journey to boost their writing skills and improve results in answering assessment and exam questions.

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CONNECTION

Connect with a whole group of other CAFS teachers inside our private Facebook Group and have the chance to share what you need and want to improvement.

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You can improve
student results and I am going to help!

 

It’s not enough for me to give you a great course and leave you high and dry!

  • TRANSFORM your CAFS teaching
  • IMPROVE student writing & skills
  • STREAMLINE the way you give feedback

Strive will help you develop the key skills you can adopt to explicitly improve your students' writing and fast forward your student journey to success!

I will be by your side throughout the course, giving you the support you need to show up even when you are feeling overwhelmed! 

STRIVE is for teachers who are ready to step up their CAFS game and see HUGE success!

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Inside this course you will find the strategies and support you need to take your CAFS teaching to the next level by improving student writing!

YES, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!

Practical strategies

Many CAFS teachers are like you...they love teaching the course, but are struggling to get their students to write in Community & Family Studies.

Whether you’re a Newbie or Experienced CAFS teacher, there’s something in Strive for everyone, no matter where you are on your journey.

Whether you are a seasoned pro who has been around since Life Management 
(or Home Economics), have been struggling to get students to write, are looking for new strategies to improve student writing or are in your first few years of teaching the course you will walk away from this course feeling CONFIDENTEMPOWERED and PREPARED to improve student results in CAFS!

The program will be developed with YOU at the forefront as you tackle your CAFS journey by taking the money and time wasting out of attending a PD session that has been developed to teach the content and not the skills.

All lessons will ENABLE you to gain the TOOLS you need to explicitly teach writing skills to IMPROVE student APPLICATION and RESULTS in CAFS.

 

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The results speak for themselves...

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"The Strive course is set up to help us achieve. For someone who is new to teaching CAFS, I am always looking for ways to improve what I am doing rather than sticking with what is easy. Kelly explicitly covers all aspects of the course and the way in which she supports and motivates you re-energises your approach to all components of teaching, not just CAFS."

Lauren Parsons
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"The Strive program has provided a lot of actionable steps that you can lift immediately and implement to strengthen both culture and skills. Really enjoying the course and the freshness it is bringing to my teaching!"

CAFS Teacher

Ready for your students to rock the HSC?

YES, SIGN ME UP!

WHAT'S INSIDE STRIVE?

Module by module, let's go...

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Module 1: Team Culture

The lessons:

  • Build strong relationships with your students so they are ready to contribute positively to the class and tackle new learning.
  • Make your classroom (whether it be physical or online) a place where students want to be. 
  • Formulate good routines with your students so they know clear expectations in the classroom.
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Module 2: Pathway to Success

The lessons:

  • Building on specific strategies with your students so they further develop their understanding and skills in the course. 
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Module 3: Syllabus is King

The lessons:

  • Implement practical ways you can make your students familiar with the syllabus so they can apply it regularly
  • Track key connections across the course so students see the value in making meaningful connections. 
  • Develop a series of strategies to use learning intentions and success criteria with our students. 

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Module 4: Unlock the Secrets to the Glossary of Keywords 

The lessons:

  • Observe the significance of establishing key strategies to learn the difference between each of the Glossary of Key Words. 
  • Explicitly teach these words and eliminate the misconception about the application of these words to ensure success in our course. 
  • Explicitly model how language is used to show application of the Glossary of Key Words. 
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Module 5: Essential Literacy Skills

 

The lessons:

  • Develop a consistent approach across the course, faculty and/or school so your students can apply their skills easily.
  • Implement a replicable structure so your students can easily apply their knowledge and understanding in a streamlined manner.
  • Teach the skill of answering in a logical and cohesive manner using paragraphs so your students can make it clear for the marker where their paragraphs are.
  • Develop a structured approach to answer questions so students maximise the time available to answer all questions thoroughly. 
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Module 6: Application is Key

 The lessons:

  • Map key concepts throughout the course so students see how the CAFS content interrelates. 
  • Develop a bank of examples, case studies and scenarios that can be used directly in formative and summative assessment and examination questions.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of course content by using very specific examples, case studies and scenarios across a wide variety of scenarios. 
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Module 7: Embedding Wellbeing

 The lessons:

  • Develop a crystal clear understanding about how we can use the rubric for our students to strive for success in the Option. 
  • Explore the marking guidelines explicitly to discover what and how students should be striving to answer both formative and summative assessment and examination questions. 
  • Teach wellbeing meaningfully so students can gain knowledge and understanding. 
  • Share a structured approach with the students so they answer in a logical and cohesive manner in Part C. 
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Module 8: Valuable Feedback

 The lessons:

  • Provide rich and meaningful feedback to our students so they move themselves forward and strive for success. 
  • Provide clear and effective annotations for our students so they can uncover what they have done well and what they need to do to improve. 
  • Develop really practical tools to move our students forward as they strive for success. 

AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE BONUSES

You're also going to get access to:

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BONUS #1: Writing Questions & Marking Guidelines

This BONUS course enables teachers to formulate questions that reflect syllabus learn about and learn to, reflect mark ranges and allocated space and develop consistent and user friendly marking guidelines for students to easily understand.

Value = $397

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BONUS #2: 10 Revision Strategies that Work

This BONUS course focuses on the importance of revision in moving students forward in their journey to strive for success by developing an approach to revision as well as practical hands on revision strategies that can move students forward.

Value = $297

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PLUS OTHER BONUSES

– Practical strategies to teach writing explicitly

– Time saving tips & processes

– Practical applications of course concepts

– Collaboration with CAFS teachers 

– Templates, classroom resources & revision resources

Ready to see the change?

YES, OF COURSE!
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"The Strive course is highly practical, relevant and the key tips you are giving us is such a huge helping hand!! I am really enjoying Strive, highly recommend!!"

CAFS Teacher

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"I have enjoyed Strive for a number of reasons. If you are busy one week there is no pressure to complete modules in a strict timeline. The course is suited for every teacher, it doesn't matter how many years you have taught CAFS there are take aways for everyone. The free resources are amazing and cover so many areas."


CAFS Teacher

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"I am only up to Module 4 and the number of resources are amazing. This course is so cheap for all the different aspects it covers. Module 4 is so helpful for how to assist/teach all levels of abilities in your class."

CAFS Teacher

STRIVE

Build skills to improves writing skills in CAFS...

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TEAM CULTURE

Clear expectations and routines to get your whole class moving in the same direction.

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GLOSSARY WORDS

Knowledge and application of the Glossary of Key Words to improve student results.

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LITERACY SKILLS

Further develop your toolkit of literacy skills to improve student writing and application.

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FEEDBACK

Practical strategies to annotate responses and provide explicit feedback for improvement.

If you're ready to help your students to go from just getting through to THRIVING...

Strive has everything you need!

Strive

$397

You will experience all there is to know about teaching the skills in CAFS!

  • Presenter- invested in your journey
  • Self-paced sessions
  • Practical & transformational lessons
  • Variety of strategies to improve writing
  • Teaching & learning experiences
  • Templates, documents, resources & PDFs
  • Support with lesson ideas
  • Q & A opportunities
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Writing questions & marking guidelines BONUS
  • 10 revision strategies that work BONUS

 

BUY NOW

Strive + Exploring Year 11 CAFS

$597

Pair the Strive course with Exploring Year 11 CAFS and give your students the best chance of success right from the very beginning!

Get everything Strive has to offer PLUS

  • Learn to deliver meaningful teaching & learning opportunities to take your Year 11 CAFS students to the next level

  • Build strategic connections throughout the teaching & learning experiences you offer.

  • Foster a positive classroom environment where students feel confident & supported in their knowledge & skills.
  • Map connect across the course from Year 11 to Year 12 to ensure success throughout their learning journey.
SIGN ME UP
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Hey! I'm Kelly. 

My teaching journey included Community & Family Studies since 2004, growing the course from about 15 students to over 60 students in a small all-girls school and then spending 2.5 years teaching CAFS at a senior high school.

Teaching CAFS early on it was just me, the syllabus and a textbook!
I had NO IDEA what I was doing. TRUST ME.

Early on I realised that CAFS teachers needed (and wanted) even more support and as a result I did all I could to share my love. This looked like co-authoring two textbooks, presenting numerous study sessions and mentoring teachers at professional development days and conferences.

As I grew as a leader in CAFS, I became so passionate about helping CAFS teachers and would daydream about doing this fulltime. THIS BECAME A REALITY.

Guiding you through best practice to improve knowledge, increase empowerment and alleviate stress to help you and your students to make meaningful connections in Community & Family Studies is something that motivates me every day.

If you are ready to take your CAFS Crew to the next level without impacting your sleep and wellbeing in the process, you’re in the right place. 

I can't wait to work together!

- Kelly xxx

STILL HERE?

Good, because there's something
I need to tell you.

I know exactly how it feels like to want more for your students....

As a PDHPE & CAFS teacher I have been there and done that.

 

Experienced Prelim & HSC CAFS teacher of 16 years

Co-author of two CAFS textbooks

Presenter of HSC Study Days for 12 years

Presenter of PL across NSW for over 10 years

Founder of go-to spaces for CAFS teachers to connect

 

STRIVE PDF for PL approvalĀ 
Completing Strive will contribute 12 hours and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Elective PL in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

HAVE A QUESTION?

Frequently Asked Questions

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SEE THE CHANGE.

YOU are ready!

STRIVE IS A GREAT CHOICE

Signing up for PD is pointless if you are not seen and are just a bum on a seat.

Surely you’ve been made to attend professional development that is not aligned to your professional learning goals and provides you with minimal support on your Community & Family Studies journey.

While it might be good to have the day off school and have lunch catered for, you often feel like you are just a number in a big room of teachers who dominate the conversation and you don't get heard...

Strive is completely different.

- Skills are taught explicitly

- Teach beyond the syllabus

- Self-paced online learning

- Comfort of your own learning space

- Connect with other CAFS teachers across NSW

I WOULD SO BENEFIT FROM THIS

You may have seen me featured in...

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My Mission

To provide all of the support, encouragement, resources and information you need to help your CAFS Crew succeed without compromising your time & wellbeing in the process!

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Ready for your students to rock the HSC?

 

If you are ready to go from GUESSING to KNOWING what it takes to SUCCEED in Community & Family Studies...

STRIVE will give you the CONFIDENCE & SKILLS to guide your students to STRIVE for success in the Grand Final!

Don't spend years second guessing yourself.

Uncover the skills RIGHT NOW!

I WANT MY STUDENTS TO ROCK THE HSC

STRIVE

Build skills to improves writing skills in CAFS...

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TEAM CULTURE

Clear expectations and routines to get your whole class moving in the same direction.

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GLOSSARY WORDS

Knowledge and application of the Glossary of Key Words to improve student results.

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LITERACY SKILLS

Further develop your toolkit of literacy skills to improve student writing and application.

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FEEDBACK

Practical strategies to annotate responses and provide explicit feedback for improvement.

If you're ready to help your students to go from just getting through to THRIVING...

Strive has everything you need!

Strive

$397

You will experience all there is to know about teaching the skills in CAFS!

  • Presenter- invested in your journey
  • Self-paced sessions
  • Practical & transformational lessons
  • Variety of strategies to improve writing
  • Teaching & learning experiences
  • Templates, documents, resources & PDFs
  • Support with lesson ideas
  • Q & A opportunities
  • Private Facebook Group
  • Writing questions & marking guidelines BONUS
  • 10 revision strategies that work BONUS

 

BUY NOW

Strive + Exploring Year 11 CAFS

$597

Pair the Strive course with Exploring Year 11 CAFS and give your students the best chance of success right from the very beginning!

Get everything Strive has to offer PLUS

  • Learn to deliver meaningful teaching & learning opportunities to take your Year 11 CAFS students to the next level

  • Build strategic connections throughout the teaching & learning experiences you offer.

  • Foster a positive classroom environment where students feel confident & supported in their knowledge & skills.
  • Map connect across the course from Year 11 to Year 12 to ensure success throughout their learning journey.
SIGN ME UP

Will you be the next CAFS teacher STRIVE for your students' success?

SURE WILL BE
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