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

  • The 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
  • The 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
  • The 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.

Teaching

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

South – EAL Training Room – Hobart

Wednesday 9 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 16 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 23 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 30 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 28 July 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 August 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

North – TBC

Wednesday 9 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 16 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 23 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 30 June 2021 – 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 28 July 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 August 2021 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm