NGV at the VicTESOL AGM
Monday 4th December, 2023 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Virtual Event

Summary

Summary to come

Recording

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Steering the Agentic Vehicle: Exploring English as an Additional language (EAL) Teachers’ Professional Agency since the 2021 Victorian EAL Curriculum Reform November 22, 2023 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm,…

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‘Engaging Learners’ for teachers working in the SEE program November 15, 2023 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Virtual Event Summary In this presentation, we all benefited from the breadth…

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For Existing users of the EALF – what’s new and different in the new curriculum
October 18 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Virtual Event

Summary

On the 17th and 18th of October adult sector teachers from all corners of Australia joined webinars that provided information on the recently accredited Victorian EAL Framework curriculum. The Curriculum Maintenance Manager, Nadia Casarotto provided an overview of the curriculum, highlighting the major changes from the current version. Angela Di Sciascio then looked at an example unit of competency from Certificate II EAL (Access) and stepped through the process of unpacking a unit. Angela also explained the relevant sections of the new unit structure for teachers as well as some tips on how to integrate units, skills and knowledge into assessment. Lots of questions were generated and these will be compiled into a FAQ page on the VicTESOL website – stay tuned for more information.

Recording

Resources

Angela DiSciascio Presentation

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Nadia Casarotto Presentation

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For new users of Victorian EALF – introduction to the new curriculum
October 17 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Virtual Event

Summary

On the 17th and 18th of October adult sector teachers from all corners of Australia joined webinars that provided information on the recently accredited Victorian EAL Framework curriculum. The Curriculum Maintenance Manager, Nadia Casarotto provided an overview of the curriculum, highlighting the major changes from the current version. Angela Di Sciascio then looked at an example unit of competency from Certificate II EAL (Access) and stepped through the process of unpacking a unit. Angela also explained the relevant sections of the new unit structure for teachers as well as some tips on how to integrate units, skills and knowledge into assessment. Lots of questions were generated and these will be compiled into a FAQ page on the VicTESOL website – stay tuned for more information.

Recording

Resources

Angela DiSciascio Presentation

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Nadia Casarotto Presentation

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Online LMERC Resourcing Event

September 6 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Virtual Event

Summary

Participants had the opportunity to learn about Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) and the resources and assistance available.

Recording

Resources

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Professional learning for EAL teachers in the context of digital transformation in the VET sector

July 26 from 4:00 pm – 5:30pm, online

Summary

The professional learning session on digital transformation in the VET sector for EAL teachers by Tanja Rykovska on 26th July was highly successful in introducing the European Framework for Digital Competence of Educators (DigCompEdu) and SELFIE for Teachers – an online self-reflection tool designed to evaluate their digital literacy skills within the context of professional engagement, teaching, assessment practices, and supporting learners’ digital skills development. Participants engaged in hands-on experience with SELFIE for Teachers, using the tool to self-reflect on their current digital competencies. The tool guided teachers through a series of questions, enabling them to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Participants left the session with a renewed enthusiasm for leveraging digital technologies in their classrooms and a clear path for enhancing their digital competencies. The practical insights and discussions fostered collaboration and professional growth, positioning teachers to create meaningful and engaging learning experiences for their EAL adult learners.

Recording

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Links

https://ecas.ec.europa.eu/cas/eim/external/register.cgi

https://education.ec.europa.eu/selfie-for-teachers

LMERC Resourcing Event

Thursday, 11 May 2023 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm,
Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) library, Level 1, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton

This presentation was delivered by Ruth Woolven at the LMERC Resourcing and Networking Event on 11 May 2023. The library holds an extensive collection of over 25,000 resources in all formats for educators across all sectors and at all levels, early childhood to adult. At the session, the attendees were able to browse the resources, sign up for membership to borrow the resources and network with the other participants!

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Using Chat GPT to support EAL teaching and planning

Introducing a new series of three videos from VicTESOL on using Chat GPT to support EAL teaching and planning. Join us as we explore how to use Chat GPT to create a range of educational materials that are tailored to the needs of EAL learners. In these videos, we will show you how to create a worksheet, a differentiated model text, and a science unit for EAL learners on the topic of climate change. Watch and learn as we demonstrate how Chat GPT can help you to provide engaging and effective learning experiences for your EAL students.

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Using Chat GPT to create a worksheet

Using Chat GPT to create a differentiated model text

Using Chat GPT To create a unit of work