Entries by Carly

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Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence

The Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence are currently open and taking nominations. Proudly coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission on behalf of the Victorian Government, the annual awards honour the outstanding achievements of Victorians who strengthen multiculturalism in our great state, recognising people, groups and organisations that foster cross-cultural understanding, build social cohesion and support […]

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Special Meeting: Ratification of Revised VicTESOL Constitution

The VicTESOL committee is inviting members to participate in the ratification of the revised VicTESOL constitution. VicTESOL has undertaken a review of the constitution, assisted by an expert legal team from Clayton Utz. The conversation started last year when we became aware that the current constitution was no longer fit for purpose and needed to […]

Culturally Diverse Literature Professional Learning Series – Part 1: Why cultural diversity in literature is important

Stories are powerful. They shape the way we think about the world, ourselves and each other. The stories we choose to present to students at school, as teachers and librarians, profoundly affect how students perceive the world and their place in it. We want to help you choose culturally diverse resources that reflect students’ diverse […]

Culturally Diverse Literature Professional Learning Series – Part 2: Choosing culturally diverse literature – Resources

Part 2 – Choosing Culturally Diverse Literature Resource auditing and recommendation session with LMERC and SLAV librarians Tuesday 15 September, 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Online Event) In part 2, we discussed possible ways to audit your current text lists or collections, and give resource recommendations for you to consider introducing at your school or institution. […]

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Teaching Grammar: A Deductive Approach

Julia Lippold, Lauriston Girls School Thursday 30 July 2020 Online webinar     ‘Students working things out for themselves.’ This principle is at the heart of Julia Lippold’s approach to teaching grammar. Julia started the session by explaining why teaching grammar is important and the challenges of teaching grammar, before explaining why she uses a…

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Translanguaging in the Classroom- Dr Sue Ollerhead (Macquarie University)

In this workshop, Dr Sue Ollerhead discussed the important role that students’ home languages play in their classroom learning. She explored the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach and present some key classroom translanguaging strategies used by teachers to create more inclusive and engaging learning experiences for multilingual learners. The session was aimed…

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Resources for Participants: Translanguaging in the Classroom- Dr Sue Ollerhead

Dr Sue Ollerhead, Macquarie University Wednesday 5 August 2020, 4:00-5:00pm Online Webinar In this workshop, Sue discussed the important role that students’ home languages play in their classroom learning. She explored the rationale for using translanguaging as a pedagogical approach and present some key classroom translanguaging strategies used by teachers to create more inclusive and […]