The Languages and Culture team supports beginning language teachers 7-12 through the VLMN. A beginning teacher is one in their first 2 years of teaching in metro areas or in their first 5 years in rural and remote NSW.
The VLMN provides targeted support over an 18 month period, with beginning teachers (mentees) matched to experienced teacher mentors on a 2:1 ratio.
Expressions of interest are invited from beginning teachers of languages 7-12 (mentees) who would like to join the second cohort of VLMN for 2020.
- - identifies professional learning needs for mentees and mentors
- - implements evidence-based mentoring practices to develop the capacity of mentees
- - supports teachers of languages in working towards and maintaining accreditation at a range of career stages
- - builds the capacity of virtual and face-to-face language teacher networks.
The 2019-2020 VLMN cohort began in Term 3 2019 and will continue until the end of Term 4 2020. In facilitating mentoring support, the Languages and Culture team provides teacher release to participants to attend targeted professional learning. A 2-day conference will be held on 6 and 7 April 2020, and mentees are required to attend. Relief costs are provided, together with travel and accommodation, where required.
Contact Evia Kyriacou, A/Languages Adviser or call 02 7814 2820 to find out more.
Expressions of interest should be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 14 February 2020.