This session is designed for current teachers of VCE EAL units 1-4, teachers of VCE English classes that comprise EAL students, as well as future teachers of VCE EAL units 1 & 2. The focus of the presentation will be on unpacking the changes that have been made to the final VCE English and EAL units 1-4 study design since the publication of the consultation draft. An overview of VCE EAL units 1-4 will also be provided with particular emphasis on units 1 & 2 which will be implemented in 2023.
Prior to the session, teachers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the new EAL study design, and in particular, units 1 & 2 (see VCAA website here), and to note down any questions they might have about this in the registration process for this event so they can be addressed during the session.
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.