Teaching Young Children in English in Multilingual Contexts

7 Day Program – Over 3 months

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Young children beginning schooling are embarking on their developmental pathway of learning to use language in schooling contexts, such as reading and writing. This makes them more reliant on spoken language and a range of other meaning-making resources, such as visuals (both static and animated) and sound (music and sound effects). This teacher development course brings a functional grammar perspective to teacher planning and student learning. The course materials present strategies and discuss issues which consistently address the fundamental relationship between language and learning. Teaching Young Children in English in Multilingual Contexts is a rigorous professional development course for all teachers working with young EAL and mainstream students between 5 and 8 years of age.

The course entails 18 hours face-to-face learning in 7 modules which, when combined with between module readings and activities completed before each module, is equivalent to more than 40 hours professional development for teachers. This course is also suited to teachers of students with limited English language.

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form and email the form to PLI@Education.tas.gov.au

  • Development of teachers’ understanding of the notion of meaning making and how we can use that to inform the kinds of scaffolding that will build the meaning-making capacity of both EAL and mainstream students in multilingual classrooms
  • Development of teachers’ understanding of the need for explicit teaching practices that will build up students’ repertoires of meaning-making resources so that they can be successful learners
  • Provision of a positive context for teachers to reflect critically and openly on their teaching and develop shared understandings about scaffolding in order to improve the effectiveness of whole-school collaboration.

Teacher

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know the 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

7  Day Program – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

North – Newstead College – Launceston

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019

7  Day Program – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

South – EAL Training Room – Hobart

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Wednesday 4 September 2019