2020 Teaching Young Children in English in Multilingual Contexts

7 Day Program – Over 3 months

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Teaching young children in English in multilingual contexts is a course for all teachers working with EAL and mainstream students between 5 and 11 years of age.

Young children at school embark on their developmental pathway of learning by using language in teaching contexts through reading and writing. This makes them initially more reliant on spoken language and many 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 planning and learning. The course materials present strategies and issues addressing the fundamental relationship between language and learning.

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 Enrolment-form-External 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 – tbc – Launceston

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Wednesday 16 September 2020

7  Day Program – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

South – tbc – Hobart

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Wednesday 16 September 2020