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September 2020

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

September 9, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

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 lives, promote inclusion, challenge stereotypes, confront racism and ultimately strengthen our multicultural society. Part 1 - Why cultural diversity in literature is important Online Panel…

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

September 15, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

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 lives, promote inclusion, challenge stereotypes, confront racism and ultimately strengthen our multicultural society. Part 2 – Choosing culturally diverse literature Resource auditing and recommendation session…

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October 2020

Preparing students for the VCE EAL Exam

October 6, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Online Presentations and Discussion Rooms Tuesday 6 October, 4-5:30 pm Naomi Weiler, Stephanie Georgiou, and Maria Papasotiriou Are you preparing students for the VCE EAL exam? Get ideas and strategies from three experienced EAL teachers and join us afterwards for small group discussions. Presenters Stephanie Georgiou has more than 18 years of experience in teaching EAL. She has worked in the adult, Catholic and government sectors, continuing her ongoing tenure at the Department of Education and Training.  She has managed…

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Culturally Diverse Literature Professional Learning Series: Part 3 – Making changes at my school or institution

October 7, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

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 lives, promote inclusion, challenge stereotypes, confront racism and ultimately strengthen our multicultural society. Part 3 – Making changes at my school or institution Online discussion…

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*Now online* Resourcing and Networking Session

October 15, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Webinar
Free

*This event was previously advertised as a face-to-face event. Due to COVID-19, it is now an online event.* Thursday 15 October, 5-6pm Free online event Join us for an hour of resource sharing and networking! In this session, Jenny Peck will take you through how to access the amazing resources available through LMERC and answer your specific queries. This will be followed by breakout rooms in which you will have the opportunity to share ideas and resources with other teachers.…

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Not just surviving, thriving! Preparing for your first year of teaching in an EAL classroom

October 28, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Wednesday 28 October, 4-5pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Laurence Guttmann, Rosemary Abboud, Margaret Corrigan, and Julia Lippold Free Online Event - Click here to register Are you a pre-service teacher about to embark on your first year of teaching in an EAL classroom? VicTESOL has assembled a panel of experienced leaders from across educational sectors to give tips and advice for thriving in the first year of teaching. The panel will discuss how to apply for and successfully gain employment,…

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ACTA Webinar: The Refugee Experience – Resources for Teachers

October 28, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Wednesday 28th October 2020, 7:00-8:00pm AEDT Your guides will be:  Dorothy Hoddinott, AO, Ambassador No Child Left Behind Campaign 2020 and Samuel Dariol from the Refugee Council ‘Refugees’ describes the situation of people, but it doesn’t define who they are.  Australia has many different refugee communities.  Whether you are looking to learn more about refugees, you have a friend from that community, or you are teaching refugees and/or other students, the wealth of resources on the Refugee Council of Australia's…

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November 2020

Teaching Pronunciation: It’s never too early

November 10, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Jacky Springall Tuesday 10 November 2020, 4:00-5:30pm AEDT Online Workshop This practical workshop is based on the premise that EAL teachers need to be pro-active in integrating a focus on pronunciation at all levels of teaching with the main goal of instruction being achieving intelligibility.  The session will give a brief overview of the different components of pronunciation that students need to master to both make sense of what they hear and to be understood when they speak, and then…

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ACTA Webinar: English for Adult Migrants – Future Directions

November 11, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Alison Larkins Wednesday 11th November 2020, 7:00-8:00pm AEDT Online Webinar Learn about the Commonwealth Government’s vision for English language provision for adult migrants. Presenter Alison Larkins was appointed in late 2019 as Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services. Her role is to work closely within the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments, industry, and the community sector to drive improvements to employment, English language, and broader settlement outcomes, and through this work, to promote the contribution of migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants to…

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Engaging low level EAL learners in Online Learning

November 18, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Luke Treadwell & Tanja Rykovska, AMES Australia Wednesday 18 November, 4:00-5:30pm AEDT Online Event This workshop is based on the premise that digital literacy is vital for living, learning, and working in contemporary Australian society and therefore needs to be a key feature as both a support and an outcome of any relevant EAL program. The session will detail the experience and learnings of one such program that was specifically designed (pre-COVID) to engage low level EAL learners in online…

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