EAL/D Orientation: for teachers newly appointed to EAL/D positions
Provides teachers newly appointed to EAL/D positions with an understanding of the operation and management of EAL/D programs in public schools.
The EAL/D Orientation includes the following modules:
- Introduction to EAL/D Education
Participants will understand the policy context pf EAL/D support, EAL/D student diversity and the roles and responsibilities of the EAL/D teacher
- EAL/D Pedagogy and practice
Participants will understand the key theories that underpin EAL/D teaching and learning and understand how to scaffold students to learn a second language in an academic setting.
- Using EAL/D tools to support teaching and learning
Participants will understand how to assess language proficiency using the EAL/D Learning Progression and the ESL Scales. They will understand how to use EAL/D curriculum frameworks and the relationship of these tools to the teaching and learning cycle.
- Getting Organised
Participants identify effective models of EAL/D program organisation to plan for co-teaching. They will learn how to use the EAL/D School Evaluation Framework for whole school evaluation of EAL/D programs.
- EAL/D Classroom Practice
Participants will view illustrations of EAL/D classroom practice as well as examples of whole school EAL/D program organization.
- Bringing it all together
Participants will use a backward mapping approach and the teaching and learning cycle to apply knowledge gained throughout the EAL/D Orientation program to deconstruct learning and plan EAL/D support.
- EAL/D Teacher