Our upcoming event with Kellie Heintz from the VCAA will address many of the questions about the new VCE EAL study design asked in the recent VicTESOL survey of teachers.
This presentation will focus on the implementation of VCE units 1 and 2 EAL in 2023. New aspects of the study will be unpacked, with a particular focus on, the personal response to texts, the new area of study: crafting texts, the selection of mentor texts and suggested approaches to the teaching of writing. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will also be the opportunity for participants to ask questions.
Kellie Heintz is currently employed as the EAL Curriculum Manager at the VCAA. Prior to this, she was a lecturer in language and literacy education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, where she trained pre-service secondary English teachers. She also worked at VATE, was an educational adviser with the Teach for Australia program, and taught VCE English and EAL in the Catholic sector for 20 years.