EAL and multicultural education professional learning calendar

Professional development and training opportunities for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and multicultural education.

Online EAL moderation session

Professional learning opportunity for teachers of primary English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.

This session will provide teachers with an opportunity to:

  • moderate written work samples of EAL students in years 3 – 6 (B stage of the EAL Developmental Continuum P – 10)
  • discuss next steps in building students’ English language proficiency
  • build their assessment capacity
  • develop professional networks.

Putting TEAL into practice

A whole school approach to improving the assessment of EAL students

This three-day program focuses on building the capacity of schools to teach, assess and report on the progress of EAL students against the framework of the EAL Continuum, using the TEAL (Tools for Enhancing Assessment Literacy for Teachers of EAL students), a DET online assessment resource centre.

The program is suitable for teachers of primary and secondary EAL students. It is only available to Victorian government schools.

  • audience: teams of three, for example EAL teacher, curriculum leader and classroom teacher, to facilitate implementation back at school
  • location: 
  • dates: next program will run in Semester 1, 2019
  • cost: no cost
  • mailing list: to be notified of the next program, email eal@edumail.vic.gov.au

NW Victoria regional EAL leaders professional learning network

The Professional Learning Network aims to raise the profile of EAL across the region and to build collective expertise and consistency of practice in responding to the needs of EAL students and their families in schools.

In 2018, the network will meet across a total of three days – two days in Term 3 and one day in Term 4 (date and venue for day 3 TBC).

  • audience: EAL leaders/co-ordinators and teachers leading EAL provision in schools across NW Victoria region
  • location: Victorian School of Languages (VSL) 315 Clarendon St,Thornbury, 3071
  • date: day 2 - Monday 10 September

       (Note: if you attended Day 1 you will need to register again for Day 2.)

Note: attendance at this event requires participants to have their principal’s endorsement and access to their school’s EAL data.

Middle years literacy in and for the 21st century

This short course seeks to offer practical insights into how meaningful middle years learning can be interwoven across literacy curriculum.

Middle years teachers are being charged with creating multi-modal and multi-literate literacy learning environments that seek to not only meaningfully engage students in literacy learning, but also prepare students for a world where the only certainty is that it will be very different from generations past.

The practical insights of this course will be grounded in research understandings, offering a balance of theory and practice.

  • audience: middle years teachers
  • location: Clayton Campus, Monash University
  • dates: 19 and 20 September (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • time: 9.00 am - 3.30 pm
  • cost: $488 (inc GST)
  • register via email: edu.pdp@monash.edu

Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) international conference 2018

English language learning in a mobile world

  • audience: teachers of EAL students, EAL specialists, academics
  • location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • date: 2 – 5 October 2018
  • register ACTA conference 2018