These registered professional learning events will support language teachers in regional, rural and remote schools to implement the new K-10 language syllabuses* from 2019, and will contribute five hours of professional learning addressing Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 2.2.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 and 7.2.2 (Proficient).
During the workshop you will learn about the structure of the new K-10 language syllabuses, focusing on new elements of the syllabuses and working with colleagues to understand the implications for planning and assessment.
The workshops will be presented by representatives from the NSW Department of Education, and/or representatives from the Association of Independent Schools NSW and Catholic Schools NSW .
Participation in this workshop is FREE for NSW language teachers from all school sectors, as the workshops are fully funded by the NSW Department of Education.
Please note: Teachers of all languages are invited to attend these workshops.
* New K-10 syllabuses have been released for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Draft syllabuses for Arabic, Hebrew, Modern Greek, Russian, Turkish and Vietnamese have not yet been released for consultation, so teachers of these languages should bring a copy of one of the approved scripted language syllabuses (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) for reference. A copy of the Languages K-10 Framework may also be useful.
The new syllabus for Aboriginal languages is currently in development. More information about additional targeted professional learning for teachers of Aboriginal languages in NSW schools will be provided as it becomes available.
Workshop dates and locations:
Term 2 2018
Albury – Tuesday 19 June
Wagga Wagga – Wednesday 20 June
Goulburn – Thursday 21 June
Bathurst – Tuesday 26 June
Dubbo – Wednesday 27 June
Griffith/Hay – Friday 29 June
Term 3 2018
Port Macquarie – Tuesday 31 July
Coffs Harbour – Wednesday 1 August
Lismore – Thursday 2 August
Tamworth – Tuesday 7 August
Moree – Friday 10 August
Narooma – Tuesday 14 August
Registration will close five days prior to each event.
For more information please contact:
Independent school teachers
Alison Dean, Languages Consultant
Catholic school teachers
Gillian Cordy, Education Officer – Languages
NSW public school teachers
Michelle Walls, Language Officer