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Illawarra – Language Teacher Network will hold its Term 2 meeting on Thursday 14 May. The meeting will focus on members' experiences of online learning. It will take place via Zoom.
Date: Thursday 14 May 2020
Meeting ID: 683-9635-3895
Enrol via MyPL.
Course code: NR18042
Session: CNI Languages network meeting – Term 2 2020
For further information, please contact Evia Kyriacou or Kristen Smith.
Lower North Coast – Language Teacher Network will hold its Term 2 meeting on Thursday 21 May. The meeting will focus on members' experiences of online learning. It will take place via Zoom.
Date: Thursday 21 May
Enrol via MyPL
Course code: NR18042
Session: Lower North Coast
For further information, please contact Jim Rourke.
The newly-formed Language Teacher Network – Armidale will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday 31 March at Armidale Secondary College. The focus will be on developing assessment ideas for Stages 4 and 5, and planning for 2020.
Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Venue: Armidale Secondary College, 56-72 Crest Rd, Armidale, Japanese room 110
Enrol: Search for course NR25533 on MyPL
Session: Armidale Language Network
The session will provide 1.5 hours of teacher identified PL.
All language teachers are invited to attend.
For more information contact Deb Moore or call 6772 1266.
The Language Teacher Network – Queanbeyan is holding the first meeting for 2020 on Wednesday 11 March. The focus will be on planning the network's direction for 2020 and Stages 4 and 5 assessment.
Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Venue: Finigan School of Distance Education
Enrol: via MyPL course code NR18042 and select session "Language Teachers' Network Meeting - Queanbeyan Region"
For more information, contact Amanda Rowe or call (02) 6210 5286
Venue: Gosford High School (Languages block)
Date: Thursday 2 April 2020
Time: 3:45pm for 4:00-5:30pm (please arrive by 3:45pm)
Agenda: 2020 planning and upcoming professional learning events for Languages on the Central Coast
Registration: Search for course code NR25533 on MyPL and select the Central Coast Network Meeting Term 1 2020.
The Language Teacher Network – Sydney CBD/East will hold its Term 1 meeting on Thursday 19 March.
This session will focus on the implementation of effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies to incorporate skills-focused assessment in Languages. Marnie Foster, Head of Languages at Newington College will present her school's journey over the last few years of re-shaping assessment from knowledge and test-based to more skills-focused. Concepts such as goal setting, growth mindset, peer evaluation, teacher feedback, student work portfolios, and accumulation of work samples will be illustrated with examples.
Event: Term 1 2020 Languages Network meeting Sydney CBD/East
Topic: Rethinking assessment in Languages
Date and time: Week 8 Thursday 19 March 4:00-5:30 pm
Venue: NSW School of Languages 35 West St, Petersham
Course code on MyPL: RG10334
Enrolment via MyPL: Search for course code RG10334 and select session NSW School of Languages
This is open to all language teachers, free of charge, under the Languages and Culture team's networking project. Please share the information to other interested language teachers. All language teachers living or working in the area are welcome to attend.
For further information please contact Ke Fan or call 02 9381 4823.
The Language Teacher Network – Sydney South West will hold its Term 1 meeting on Thursday 19 March. The meeting will take the form of a 2-hour teacher identified professional learning event. The focus of this session will be to support teachers to plan units of work and assessment tasks for Stages 4 and 5.
Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
Venue: Holroyd High School
Enrolment via MyPL: search for course code NR25534 and select session Term 1 Language Network Meeting SSW
All language teachers living or working in the area are welcome to attend.
For further information please contact Suzanne Safi or call 9631 9410.
The Languages and Culture team is still looking for expressions of interest from language teachers in NSW public secondary schools to lead a language teachers' network for 2020 in the areas of:
- Sydney South
- Far North Coast
If we cannot identify new leaders for these 4 areas, network members will need to attend their next closest geographic network:
- Macarthur teachers to attend the Sydney South West network
- Sydney South teachers to attend the Sydney South West or the Sydney CBD/East network
- Far North Coast teachers to attend the Virtual network
- Tamworth to attend the Armidale or the Virtual network.
If you are interested in the opportunity to become a network leader, please complete the attached EOI form and email it to Evia Kyriacou by 29 February 2020. These positions are fully supported with relief, funding and tailored support to meet the specific of the network leader and their area.
If you would like more information, please email or call 7814 2820.
The Languages and Culture team invites expressions of interest from language teachers in NSW public secondary schools to lead a languages network for 2020 in the areas of:
- South Sydney
Networks are a vital component of teacher professional learning and support, and strengthen links between our team and schools.
Network leaders are provided with comprehensive support in order to fulfil the requirements of the role, including training and relief.
If you are interested, please complete and email the attached EOI form, including your principal's endorsement and the selection criteria.
Applications close Friday 7 February 2020.
For further information please contact Evia Kyriacou or call 7814 2820.
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