Thursday 4 March 2021, 4-5:30 pm (AEDT)
Jenny Robins began as a volunteer in 2011, then became a qualified teacher, working with adult migrants, people from refugee backgrounds and people seeking asylum to help them improve their English.
In 2017 Jenny decided to improve her skills and enrolled in a Masters of Learning Intervention in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. She has found this invaluable as the course’s students are encouraged to tailor the subjects’ assignments to their context and needs and those of their students. Jenny currently works at Yarraville Community Centre.
In her Masters’ literacy subject students had to design, implement and report on an intervention with their students. Jenny chose to help her students with their spelling, and this presentation describes the intervention she designed and delivered. The intervention’s activities revolved around the multiple ways long vowels can be spelt, but its main focus was on teaching the students spelling strategies which they could apply later.
Jenny will be presenting on her experience with teaching adults, however the session is open to teachers from all sectors and the ideas in the session are transferable and applicable to all age groups.
$10 – VicTESOL member ticket (including other state & territory TESOL associations affiliated with ACTA)
$20 – Non-member ticket