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February 2019

Meet the Chief Assessor (2018 VCE EAL Exam) *SOLD OUT*

February 11 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$10 – $20

Glynis Rose, VCAA Chief Assessor (VCE EAL Exam) Glynis Rose is the chief assessor of the 2018 VCE EAL Examination. In this session, she will provide feedback on student performance in the exam, including analysis of student performance in each section and examples of student responses. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions and gain valuable insight into how the exam is assessed. She will also suggest ways to prepare students for the 2019 exam. Please note that…

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Teaching young children in English in multilingual contexts (TYCEMC) *SOLD OUT*

February 20 - May 15
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$200

Teaching EAL Students in Mainstream Classrooms (Foundation – Yr. 4) Developed by: Lexis Education-  https://lexised.com Facilitator: Margaret Nutbean * This event has now sold out.  Please contact victesol victesol.vic.edu.au to go on our waiting list or to register your interest in possibly attending this course in the future. Many mainstream teachers are now primarily responsible for their EAL students’ English language development and academic instruction. Teachers need feel confident and empowered to meet all their students’ needs in their classroom knowing that…

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New to EAL: An Introduction to EAL Teaching and Learning *SOLD OUT*

February 25 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Broadmeadows Campus of Collingwood English Language School, 80 Johnstone St
Broadmeadows, Victoria 3047 Australia
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$10 – $20

*Please note that the date of this event has recently changed. The session will now run on Monday 25 February, 5:00 - 6:30 pm.* David Kezilas, VicTESOL and Dandenong High School Designed for teachers who are new to teaching EAL students, this session will introduce you to the core principles of EAL teaching practice. Whether you are an experienced teacher with EAL students in your class for the first time, or a pre-service/graduate teacher at the beginning of your teaching…

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March 2019

Leading EALD Professional Learning Within Schools – Free Webinar

March 14 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar Australia
Free

Mei French, Ashima Suri and Rita Alexander Thursday 14 March 2019, 4:30 – 5:30 pm (Victorian Time) In multicultural and multilingual school contexts, it is beneficial for all teachers to develop strong intercultural relationship skills and understand the role of multilingualism in the classroom in order to support English learning across the curriculum. As colleagues in a South Australian secondary school, Mei, Ashima, and Rita, designed and delivered a whole-school professional learning program which addressed this need. They advocated for…

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VicTESOL Members Resourcing and Networking Session at LMERC

March 28 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre, Level 1, CO.AS.IT Building, 189 Faraday St Carlton
Melbourne, Victoria 3053 Australia
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Free

This is a free VicTESOL Members only event. The Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre (LMERC) specialises in providing resources in all formats for English as an Additional Language (EAL) educators. Resources suitable for all levels, from early years to adult, are available. The collection contains a range of practical classroom and curriculum development resources related to second language acquisition and language teaching methodology, multilingualism, the cross- curriculum priority areas and intercultural capability. Materials include academic texts, articles, electronic resources,…

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May 2019

Measuring EAL Students’ Growth Using Visible Learning and Data – Secondary *SOLD OUT*

May 20 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$10 – $20

Jesus Camacho-Morles and Julia Lippold Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, North Melbourne Monday 20th May, 5-6:30pm “When teaching and learning are visible there is a greater likelihood of students reaching higher levels of achievement” (John Hattie). This session will focus on the nexus between data analytics and EAL student growth. Jesus Camacho-Morles and Julia Lippold will present together on the importance of data collection in measuring students’ growth within the EAL setting. Data analytics is crucial in the “information age”…

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VCE EAL Reading and Comparing Texts – Face-to-Face Session

May 27 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, 603-615 Queensberry St
North Melbourne, Victoria 3051 Australia
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$10 – $20

Marcellene D'Menzie Monday 27 May, 5:00 - 6:30 pm The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, North Melbourne This session will focus on the VCE EAL Reading and Comparing Texts study. Marcellene will offer some strategies and ideas that can work for any pair of texts, however the session will especially focus on 'The Longest Memory' and 'Black Diggers', and 'The Crucible' and 'Year of Wonders'. Specific worksheets will be provided. Marcellene is an English, EAL and Humanities Teacher at Princes…

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VCE EAL Reading and Comparing Texts – Online Conversation Rooms

May 30 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
Free

Thursday May 30, 4:00 - 5:30pm Free VicTESOL is offering the opportunity for VCE Unit 3&4 teachers to meet and discuss the upcoming Reading and Comparing Texts unit. In this online conversation room, you will be grouped with EAL teachers who are teaching the same text pairing as you. This is a space for you to discuss the themes, characters and motifs of the texts, share approaches to comparison, and swap ideas for writing comparative responses. There will also be…

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June 2019

Foundation House: New Report – Webinar

June 17 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online
Free

Monday 17 June, 4-5pm, online Greg Gow, Program Coordinator, Schools Support Program & Matt Rodger, Schools Support Officer West Region, Schools Support Program 'School is where you need to be equal and learn': Insights from students of refugee backgrounds on learning and engagement in Victorian secondary schools (2019) This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the Schools Support Program at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (Foundation House). This project sought out the insights of…

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Support and Advice for Primary School Teachers of EAL Students – Online Q&A Session *Registrations have now closed for this event*

June 25 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Online
Free

Tuesday 25 June, 3:45-4:45pm, online Michelle Andrews, Giuliana Mecoli & Rebekah Jones de Villagran Free Event VicTESOL has assembled a panel of experts in primary school EAL teaching to answer your questions, offer advice and support, and discuss best practice in primary school EAL teaching. Whether you have a specific question you want to ask, or just want to tune into some informed discussion, this session could be for you. In this online Q&A session, Michelle, Giuliana and Rebekah will…

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