The Language Teacher Network meeting for Sydney Greater West, scheduled for Monday 30 March, has been postponed until further notice.
The NSW Department of Education has a new website section: Learning from home.
Learning from home refers to the ways schools will maintain teaching and learning in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence. The site includes resources and activities for teachers to support students temporarily unable to attend school.
KLA teams at the Learning and Teaching Directorate are currently populating this site with content, so keep checking regularly for resources, ideas and advice. Let your colleagues from other KLAs know too.
Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, please be aware that Education Perfect (formerly Language Perfect) is providing free and unlimited access to all schools until 1 May. Visit the Education Perfect website to register.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Languages and Culture team is postponing all Term 1 workshops, with the exception of Wollongong (18 March).
New dates for the Term 1 venues will be published later in the year.
At this stage, Term 2 events are proceeding as planned.
A reminder, tomorrow's Wollongong event is still going ahead.
Sydney Greater West – Language Teacher Network will hold its Term 1 meeting on Monday 30 March. The meeting will focus on games and engaging learning activities. Members are asked to bring in a game they use in the classroom to share with their colleagues, summarised in half a page. Members will be able to showcase their games to the group, so that all members will gain further ideas that could be adapted for their classrooms. This session is suitable for both primary and high school language teachers.
Date: Monday 30 March
Venue: The Ponds High School – library
Please enrol via MyPL course code: NR25533 and select Language Network - Sydney Greater West Term 1 2020.
For further information, please contact Amanda Singh.
This week, we held the first meeting for our Virtual Network.
If you teach in a geographically remote location, including Far North NSW, or you are unable to attend your local geographical network, and would like to access the recording, please email email@example.com for the link.
We won't publish the link here, as we need to track who is accessing this very targeted support. As such, we need requests from individual teachers.
Our Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation and planning eCourse is been made available again on MyPL. We have restructured the course in to make enrolling and accessing the course content simpler – the new course code is RG08902.
This registered eCourse supports language teachers 7-10 in NSW public schools to implement the K-10 language syllabuses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
The eCourse's objective is for participants to develop their understanding of the new Languages K-10 Framework and related syllabuses and to consider the implications for programming. The eCourse has been co-designed with practising teachers.
There are 7 online parts to complete, and a post-course assignment to submit. The post-task assignment must be submitted and marked as 'achieved' for participants to receive the registered hours.
If you are a language teacher 7-10, you need to successfully complete all components (Parts 1-7 and the assignment) to receive the NESA registered professional development hours. Alternatively, you can complete Parts 1-7 only and add this as Teacher Identified Professional Development (TIPD) on eTAMS.
If you are a language teacher K-6, you may complete Parts 1-7 only and add this as Teacher Identified Professional Development (TIPD) on eTAMS.
With our Assessment and reporting in 7-10 – new languages syllabuses workshops rolling out statewide from next week, we strongly recommend you revisit this important learning to maximise your participation in the assessment workshops.
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
The Far South Coast Language Teacher Network will hold its Term 1 2020 meeting on Friday 13 March. The purpose of the meeting will be for teachers to work collaboratively on developing scope and sequences and/or units of work for Stages 4 and 5 based on the new K-10 language syllabuses. The day will conclude with forward planning for the rest of 2020.
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Venue: Bega High School
Enrol: Course code NR25838
Please enrol via MyPL course code NR25838 and select the appropriate session: South Coast language teachers' network meeting Term 1
All language teachers are invited to attend.
For further information please contact Shirlee Rowland or on 02 4476 4377.
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.
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