This program equips teachers and TAs with the skills and knowledge to support successful transitions into mainstream school settings for EAL students. This program provides teachers and Tas with an overview of: work in a culturally safe and inclusive classroom; general language principles to guide TAs in their collaboration with the classroom teacher; tips and strategies to use when working with EAL students. Participants will learn how to use their current knowledge, skills and understanding to make adjustments and differentiate their practice to cater for the needs of EAL students.
Part B session provides an opportunity for participants to work together, sharing and creating resources to support EAL students in a mainstream classroom setting. This a separate workshop that will require enrolment after completing Part A.
Participants develop their understanding of:
- Language principles underpinning the learning of English as an additional language
- Strategies for working with newly arrived students with no English and possibly no formal schooling
- The refugee experience and the effects of trauma on learning
- How to set up a culturally safe and inclusive classroom
- Equity, diversity, and the need for differentiated teaching and learning outcomes for EAL students
- How to assess and report on EAL student progress
- Teaching and learning practices that will support EAL students to engage fully and equitably in the mainstream curriculum
- Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
- Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
- Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
- Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
- Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
1.5 hour online program – 3:15pm – 4:30pm
The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the sessions.
- Term 1 – Thursday 16 March 2023
- Term 2 – Thursday 8 June 2023
- Term 3 – Thursday 10 August 2023