Professional Learning and Events

Professional Learning and Events 2018

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2018 Workshops will be available soon.

View a list of other UNSW School of Education Professional Learning here.

See what people have said about ATESOL Professional Learning:

ATESOL: EAL/D Symposium Day 1: Who are your EAL/D Learners

What was your favourite aspect of the course?

"Learning more about how to be an effective EAL teacher, with advice from knowledgeable and experienced teachers and discussion with colleagues."

"Engaging with other ESL professionals with a shared perspective."

What do you think you gained from this course?

"A clearer understanding of assessment for learning, the 'new' thinking around the terms formative and summative assessment, being able to see EAL rubrics based on the Learning Progressions."

"More effective ways to assess students and a better understanding of the theory behind assessment."

Previous Events 2017

Professional Learning and Event 2017

Date Course
10 February ATESOL: Teach Meet
@ Beverly Hills Girls High Intensive English Centre - Free event
16 February ATESOL: Teach Meet
@Chatswood Intensive English Centre, 24 Centennial Ave, Chatswood - Free event
24 February ATESOL: Teach Meet
@Auburn North Public School - Free event
18 March ATESOL: EAL/D Symposium - Day 1 Who are your EAL/D Learners
6 May ATESOL: EAL/D Symposium - Day 2 Planning for teaching EAL/D Learners
20 May ATESOL: Pronunciation workshop
25 May ATESOL: Supporting Students from Refugee Backgrounds K-12
3 June ATESOL: Pronunciation workshop
16 June ATESOL: Leadership and EAL/D workshop
27 July ATESOL: Writing Stages 1-4 - Confirming Identity: Supporting students to tell and write their own stories
@ Cabramatta Public School
10 August ATESOL: Macro Skills Development
@ Mascot Public School
7 September ATESOL: Macro Skills Development
@ Mascot Public School
25 September ATESOL: HSC Revision Day
14 October ATESOL: EAL/D Grammar Workshop K-12
26 October ATESOL: Macro Skills Development
@ Mascot Public School
April - November 2017

Joint Action Research Project: Developing effective collaboration between EAL/D and classroom teachers.

ATESOL NSW is pleased to announce the initiation of an action research project, designed to develop processes and strategies for effective collaboration between EAL/D and Mainstream teachers.

This project will be held as a collaborative project between ATESOL NSW, UNSW and participants’ schools. Completion of this action research will contribute to QTC Registered Professional Development, addressing Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Formal applications for participation in the project will commence in February 2017; interested teachers are invited to submit their name, school and area of research interest to:

Venue: Initial Professional Learning to be held at the School of Education, UNSW, including presentation by Chris Davison, Professor of Education, UNSW. Individual research projects to be conducted within participants’ schools. Final presentations to be held at UNSW.

Previous Events 2016