Virtual statewide staffroom
Make sure you’ve joined our virtual staffroom in Yammer, where over 460 language teachers are asking questions, and sharing ideas and resources. We currently have over 150 resources which have been shared by language teachers 7-12. Yammer is accessed via your portal, under ‘My applications’ – add it to your essentials and join in the fun and collaboration. There is no better time than now to connect with your colleagues.
Teaching in class and online at the same time
As we move into Term 2, we will be teaching students with us in the classroom and students learning from home, at the same time. Attached please find a support document with advice on how to adapt your classroom practices and activities for delivery in this way.
Professional learning – LIVE
How to deliver a language lesson via Zoom – online session
This is an interactive session to show how you can conduct an online language lesson to your class using Zoom. It includes how to incorporate new learning, adaption of language learning games, group work through Zoom breakout rooms, a listening activity using Wizer and playing interactive activities such as Kahoot. Zoom is now available in your portal, under ‘My learning tools’. Please join Wizer prior to the session.
Three sessions are available:
SDD Monday 27 April 2pm – Zoom meeting password 9Zemk0
SDD Tuesday 28 April 9am – Zoom meeting password 1b6vx1
All network members Tuesday 5 May 3.30pm – Zoom meeting password 1usX7D
Professional learning – RECORDED
1. Teaching and learning in the virtual space in Languages (c. 20 mins) – enrol via MyPL, course code RG19100 (NESA-registered)
- 2. Quality assessment in the virtual space in Languages (c. 25 mins) – enrol via MyPL, course code RG19108 (NESA-registered)
- 3. Adobe Connect recording – delivering a language lesson via Adobe Connect link demonstrating how to run a listening exercise, play a game, do group work and drilling vocab through the Adobe Connect platform
- 4. Digital dates with language teachers – videos of tips and tricks for moving into Term 2 in this online learning environment with our tech-savvy language teachers 7-12 will be released in our virtual staffroom soon. Websites, feedback, teaching and learning tools that these teachers have found most effective are discussed.