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Putting TEAL into Practice

July 12, 2016 from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A whole school approach to improving the assessment of EAL students

Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of EAL (TEAL) is an online resource that brings together a range of tools, strategies and assessment advice for teachers of EAL learners in P – 10.

Putting TEAL into Practice is designed to build on and enhance the capacity of schools to teach, assess and report on the progress of EAL students against the framework of the EAL Continuum. It is recommended that teams of up to three people attend in order to develop and implement a whole school approach to the teaching and assessment of EAL students.

TEAL was developed by the University of New South Wales for the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV).

Program details

Dates July 12, August 2 & August 16 (All Tuesdays)
Times 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Location Sunshine Convention Centre, Victoria University, 460 Ballarat Rd, Sunshine
Cost There is no cost to attend the course
Target audience Teachers of EAL students in P – 10. Designed for school teams of up to 3 people, e.g. EAL teacher, curriculum leader and classroom teacher.
Course requirements Attendance at all 3 days. Completion of readings and in-between session tasks.

To book, email esl@edumail.vic.gov.au or phone 9637 2131

Bookings close July 5 – Book now!

Learning outcomes

By participating in this course participants will:

Become familiar with TEAL, its rationale and aims
Develop a clear understanding of the materials and assessment advice on the website
Reflect on how to incorporate TEAL materials into the assessment of EAL learners
Share strategies to enable school- based implementation
Have opportunities to give feedback on the TEAL website.

Course outline

Six sessions across three full days:

Day 1
Session 1 – Introduction/Overview of TEAL
Session 2 – Oral Language

Day 2
Session 3 – Writing
Session 4 – Units of Work

Day 3
Session 5 – Reading
Session 6 – Stages of the Assessment Cycle


July 12, 2016
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sunshine Convention Centre, Victoria University
460 Ballarat Rd
Sunshine, Victoria 3020 Australia
9637 2131