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November 2020

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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February 2021

VCE EAL Reading and Creating Texts – Online Presentation and Small group discussions

February 9 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
$10 – $20

Stephanie Georgiou & Maddy Oh Tuesday 9 February, 4-5:30 pm Online Event Join us for a presentation and small group discussions on the VCE EAL Reading and Creating Texts area of study. 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 and coordinated multiple programmes throughout her career. This includes setting up…

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VCE EAL Exam Webinar – Meet the Assessors

February 16 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online Webinar
$10 – $20

Glynis Rose & Rosemary McLoughlin Tuesday 16 February, 4-5:30 pm (AEDT), Online event In this session, Glynis and Rosemary will provide feedback on student performance in the 2020 VCE EAL 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. They will also suggest ways to prepare students for the 2021 exam. Glynis Rose is the chief…

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Early Childhood and Education Series – Leveraging Languages for Learning

February 17 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online Webinar
$20

Dr Caroline Cohrssen (University of Hong Kong) Wednesday 17 February, 2021 6pm AEDT Cost: $20 per ticket * A ticket can be shared within an organisation Click here for more information

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March 2021

Spelling strategies that can work!

March 4 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online
$10 – $20

Jenny Robins Thursday 4 March 2021, 4-5:30 pm (AEDT) Online Event 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…

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*SOLD OUT* ACTA Event: “Listening to AMEP Teachers” A Forum with Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services

March 10 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

“Listening to AMEP Teachers” A Forum with Alison Larkins, Commonwealth Coordinator-General for Migrant Services A follow on event from the ACTA Forum on The Future of the AMEP (11th Nov. 2020) The Department of Home Affairs has provided answers to the questions that arose in the forum. These were collated and summarised under relevant headings by Helen and Jakki- refer to the file below: Please view the Department’s answers in the file below: Ms Larkins and the AMEP Team have agreed…

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Early Childhood and Education Series – Building ECEC across the Nordic Countries

March 17 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online Webinar
$20

Professor Susanne Garvis and Professor Heidi Harju-Luukkainen Wednesday 17 March, 2021 6pm AEDT Cost: $20 per ticket * A ticket can be shared within an organisation Click here for more information

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Using Multimedia in the Adult TESOL Classroom – Adult TESOL Sharing Session

March 30 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
$10 – $20

Tuesday March 30, 4:30-6:00 pm Online Event Join us for an afternoon of sharing on the topic of multimedia use in the adult TESOL classroom. The session will begin with three teachers sharing how they use multimedia in their practice. Fiona Norquay from Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre will demonstrate how she uses ABC’s ‘90 second news’ program with intermediate level students. Angela Fourtounis from RMIT will share her knowledge of useful apps for learning – Padlet and Mentimeter. And Fran…

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April 2021

Early Childhood and Education Series – Families and Communities as Resources for Children’s Writing and Cultural Learning

April 17 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Webinar
$20

Stories from Remote Northern Canadian Communities Professor Shelley Stagg-Petersen Saturday 17 April, 2021 10am AEST Cost: $20 per ticket * A ticket can be shared within an organisation Click here for more information and to register

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