This program equips teachers and teacher assistants with the skills and knowledge to support successful transitions into mainstream school settings for EAL students. This program provides teachers and teacher assistants with an overview of working in a culturally safe and inclusive classroom; general language principles, helpful tips and strategies to use when working with EAL students. Participants will learn how to use their current knowledge, skills and understanding to adjust 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
- Leading teaching and learning
- Developing self and others
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
Online program – 3:15pm – 4:30pm
The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the sessions.
- Day 1 – Thursday 7 March 2024
- Day 2 – Thursday 6 June 2024
- Day 3 – Tuesday 8 August 2024