Ruth Hibburt and Geelong English Language Centre teachers
Wednesday May 13, 3:45-5:15pm
Bell Park North Primary School Library
This session is a practical workshop to assist teachers to modify programs and scaffold learning to assist EAL students to access the Victorian Curriculum across all subject areas. Participants will learn about engaging EAL learners, scaffolding essential vocabulary and making appropriate modifications to learning and assessment tasks.
Participants are asked to bring in a work sample such as lesson plan, unit planner, assessment task or worksheet they are currently using. Expert teachers from GELC will work with participants in small groups to guide them through making appropriate adjustments to the work sample for their EAL learners.
Ruth Hibburt is a highly accomplished teacher with over 12 years experience teaching in Victorian Secondary Schools 7-12 and English Language Centres P-10. She specialises in teaching the academic language of Mathematics and Science through planning, engagement, curriculum development, assessment and reporting for EAL Maths and Science P-10. Ruth is a positive change maker in education and an expert in building skills and confidence with teachers and students. She has taught over 3000 students from a diverse range of social backgrounds and learning needs. Ruth currently works in Victorian schools as a Network Numeracy Improvement Teacher.
The GELC staff are all qualified specialist EAL teachers with many years experience in delivering English language programs. GELC programs develop the English language knowledge and skills for students to access the Victorian curriculum across a range of subject areas including maths, science, humanities and ICT. GELC staff also work in a coaching and mentoring capacity with mainstream classroom teachers to scaffold learning appropriately to meet the needs of EAL students.
VicTESOL Members $10