Registration Centre

EAL Learners

Teaching approaches that pay explicit attention to accelerating EAL learners' English Language proficiency enable them equitable access to an appropriate curriculum and inclusion in mainstream learning opportunities.

For registration enquiries, please contact:

Adrienne Kitschke

Email:  adrienne.kitschke@cesa.catholic.edu.au  
Phone:  (08) 8301 6851

Upcoming events

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • The Precinct & Catholic Education Office Conference Centre
    • 1

    Intended For
    Educators with a key responsibility for co-facilitating the implementation of a school improvement priority in EALD


    Workshop Description

    The network Pedagogical Leadership for EAL Learners will provide participants with the opportunity to form learning partnerships that aspire for EALD learners to be thriving and capable learners, with a specific focus on the key capabilities in the Living Learning Leading framework: ‘literate and effective communicators’ and ‘intercultural and globally minded’.

    Current and new teachers who have a specific responsibility for EALD learners in their schools are invited to register to be part of this professional learning network in 2021.

    Network Focus

    Thriving and capable EALD learners in CESA schools
    Engage with research-based learning about EALD pedagogy and language, facilitated by Misty Adoniou, that builds a culture of high expectations for learners of EALD and promotes high quality teaching and learning - with a focus on student agency, intentional and co-constructed learning and assessment design.

    Successful implementation of schools’ strategic plans for improving EALD learner achievement
    Teachers will be supported to analyse evidence, develop, monitor, and achieve school improvement goals for EAL learners, with reference to the CESA Living Learning Leading Standard.

    Development of pedagogical leadership in EALD key teachers
    With reference to the TESOL Elaborations to the AITSL professional standards for teachers: Highly Accomplished and Lead teacher; and build in ongoing evidence based critical reflection on own practice.

    Term 1
    Thursday 18 February, 8.45 am - 3.15 pm
    The Precinct Conference Centre. 2 Ann Nelson Drive, Thebarton

    Term 2
    Monday 7 June, 8.45 am - 3.15 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    Term 3
    Monday 23 August, 8.45 am - 3.15 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    Term 4
    Monday 1 November, 8.45 am - 3.15 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    This network will take place over 4 days and participation at all four days is required.

    AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers Include

    Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
    Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
    Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
    Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
    Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

    Facilitator: EALD & International Education Advisor and Dr Misty Adoniou

    Cost: No fee

    Catering: Morning Tea & Lunch will be provided

    Network Enquiries: chris.payne@cesa.catholic.edu.au / T: 8301 6613

    Registration Enquiries: susan.hannigan@cesa.catholic.edu.au

    Deadline for Registration: Tuesday 2 February 2021


    For general EAL/D information, resources and self-paced online professional learning modules, visit the EAL Learner Website 
    https://cesaeallearner.edublogs.org/

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • The Precinct & Catholic Education Office Conference Centre
    • 20

    Intended For
    Classroom and subject teachers of EALD Learners


    Workshop Description

    The CESA EAL program has engaged Dr Misty Adoniou, Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TESOL at the University of Canberra, to facilitate a series of four workshops focusing on using mentor texts to develop vocabulary, oral language reading and writing. These workshops will be suitable for all teachers of EAL learners in the Early Years through to Secondary.

    Dr Adoniou was lead writer for the national English as an Additional Language Teachers Resource which accompanies the Australian Curriculum, and a co-writer of the Literacy General Capability. She researches and writes in the fields of literacy, teacher professional knowledge and standards, and is a sought-after speaker, nationally and internationally. She has received numerous teaching awards, including an OLT National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and the 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She works closely with schools and education systems around the country, leading professional learning in spelling, grammar and writing. These workshops are an excellent opportunity for educators in CESA schools.

    Each workshop will build on learning and skills from the previous workshop. Participants will be expected to attend all four workshops and commit to trialling and reflecting on new strategies introduced in the workshops.

    Term 1
    Thursday 18 February, 4 - 6 pm
    The Precinct Conference Centre. 2 Ann Nelson Drive, Thebarton

    Term 2
    Monday 7 June, 4 - 6 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    Term 3
    Monday 23 August, 4 - 6 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    Term 4
    Monday 1 November, 4 - 6 pm
    CEO Conference Centre, Rooms 7 & 8. 116 George Street, Thebarton

    AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers Include

    Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
    Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
    Standard 6: Engage in professional learning

    Facilitator: Dr Misty Adoniou

    Cost: No fee

    Catering: Light refreshments will be provided

    Network Enquiries: chris.payne@cesa.catholic.edu.au / T: 8301 6613

    Registration Enquiries: susan.hannigan@cesa.catholic.edu.au

    Deadline for Registration: Tuesday 2 February 2021


    For general EAL/D information, resources and self-paced online professional learning modules, visit the EAL Learner Website 
    https://cesaeallearner.edublogs.org/

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Catholic Education Office, Conference Centre Room 7. 116 George Street, Thebarton
    • 14
    Register

    Intended For:

    Teachers of EALD learners in the Middle and Secondary years

    The LEAP Levels are used to assess the English language progress of EALD learners and to identify their English language learning goals.    

    The LEAP Levels TargetedStrategies provide excellent ideas, but you may feel that you need to build your own knowledge a bit more in order to feel confident to teach, and model, cohesive devices such as sentence openers and passive voice.   
    Therefore, in this workshop teachers will:  

    • Consider the language choices and function of varied sentence openers 

    • Learn about active and passive voice structures and purpose  

    • Participate in modelled and guided strategies for teaching passive voice to learners of EALD  

    Main references/resources will be the LEAP Levels 7-14 and LEAP Strategies. Please bring copies of these documents to the workshop.  

    If you are in a country location, participation via Teams can be arranged by request; however for full engagement, attend in person is recommended.  

    AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers:  

    Standard 2:  Know the content and how to teach it 
    Standard 3:  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning 
    Standard 6:  Engage in professional learning 

    Facilitator: Chris Payne - Education Advisor EALD & International Education

    Session Enquiries: chris.payne@cesa.catholic.edu.au / T: 8301 6613

    Registration Enquiries:  Adrienne.kitschke@cesa.catholic.edu.au

    Registration Limit: 25 (minimum numbers required for session to proceed: 12)

    Deadline for Registration: COB Monday 18th October 



    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Catholic Education Office, Conference Centre Room 6. 116 George Street, Thebarton
    • 16
    Register

    Grammar Bites: Evaluative Language  

    Thursday 4th November: 4 - 5.30pm  

    Intended For: 

    Teachers of EALD learners in Primary and Secondary years 

    The  LEAP Levels are used to assess the English language progress of EALD learners and to identify their English language learning goals.     

    The  LEAP Levels  Targeted Strategies provide excellent ideas, but you may feel that you need to  build your own knowledge a bit more in order to feel confident to teach, and model,  evaluative language to express feelings, make judgements and evaluate things, as well as express degrees of obligation, probability and usuality (modality).    

    Therefore, in this workshop teachers will:  

    • Consider the language choices and function of evaluative language   
    • Participate in modelled and guided strategies for teaching evaluative language, and modality to learners of EALD   

    Main references/resources will be the LEAP Levels 7-14 and LEAP Strategies. Please bring copies of these documents to the workshop.  

    If you are in a country location, participation via Teams can be arranged by request; however for full engagement, attending in person is recommended.  

    AITSL National Professional Standards for Teachers:  

    Standard 2:  Know the content and how to teach it  
    Standard 3:  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning 
     
    Standard 6:  Engage in professional learning  

    Facilitator: Tony Hole  System Coach, Literacy   

    Session Enquiries:

    Tony.Hole@cesa.catholic.edu.au / T: 8301 6646 (M-W)  or 

    Chris.Payne@cesa.catholic.edu.au / T: 8301 6613 

    Registration Enquiries:

    Adrienne.kitschke@cesa.catholic.edu.au 

    Registration Limit: 25 (minimum numbers required for session to proceed: 12) 

    Deadline for Registration: COB Friday 29th October  



Past events

13 Oct 2021 Grammar Bites – Complex sentences with non-finite and relative clauses
23 Sep 2021 Grammar Bites – Nominalisation
03 Jun 2021 EALD Assessment Collaborative Moderation - VOLUNTARY
29 Apr 2021 EALD Assessment Moderation for RELIABILITY - MANDATORY (Option 2)
28 Apr 2021 EALD Assessment Moderation for RELIABILITY - MANDATORY (Option 1)
27 Apr 2021 EALD Assessment Moderation - Clarifying Session VOLUNTARY (option 2)
09 Mar 2021 Assessing EALD Learners' Language Using the LEAP Levels (R-2)
24 Feb 2021 Assessing EALD Learners' Language Using the LEAP Levels (Year 2-12)
08 Feb 2021 Assessing EALD Learners' Language Using the LEAP Levels - Online Familiarisation Session
04 Feb 2021 Assessing EALD Learners' Language Using the LEAP Levels - After School Familiarisation Session
03 Feb 2021 Assessing EALD Learners' Language Using the LEAP Levels - After School Familiarisation Session
29 Oct 2020 Grammar Bites - Knowing About the English Language - Nominalisation
09 Sep 2020 Grammar Bites - Knowing About the English Language - Sentence Openers and Passive Voice
20 Aug 2020 Grammar Bites - Knowing About the English Language - Verb Groups and Tense
29 Jul 2020 Using the EAL Data Analysis Tool (EALDAT) - REFRESHER SESSION - Option 2
02 Jul 2020 Using the EAL Data Analysis Tool (EALDAT) - REFRESHER SESSION - Option 1B
29 Jun 2020 Using the EAL Data Analysis Tool (EALDAT) - REFRESHER SESSION - Option 1
22 May 2020 CANCELLED - Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2020 Data Collection Process (Day 3 of 3)
21 May 2020 Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2020 Data Collection Process - VOLUNTARY ONLINE SESSION
21 May 2020 CANCELLED - Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2020 Data Collection Process (Day 2 of 3)
20 May 2020 Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2020 Data Collection Process - VOLUNTARY ONLINE SESSION Option 1
20 May 2020 CANCELLED - Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2020 Data Collection Process (Day 1 of 3)
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - SACE Coordinators' Network
27 Feb 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 Using Mentor Texts to Teach Language and Literacy - Dr Misty Adoniou
27 Feb 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 Network: Pedagogical Leadership for EAL Learners
19 Feb 2020 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 3 Day Workshop - Term 1, 2020
11 Feb 2020 Option #2 - Information session for ceSIS schools: how to use the new EAL Data Analysis Tool
06 Feb 2020 Information session for ceSIM (non ceSIS) schools: how to use the new EAL Data Analysis Tool
06 Feb 2020 Option #1 - Information session for ceSIS schools: how to use the new EAL Data Analysis Tool
12 Aug 2019 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 3 Day Workshop - Term 3, 2019
24 Jul 2019 Composing Written Science Texts Years 7-10
24 May 2019 Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2019 Data Collection process
05 Mar 2019 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 3 Day Workshop - Term 1, 2019
14 Feb 2019 2019 Network: Pedagogical Leadership for EAL Learners
01 Jun 2018 Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2018 Data Collection process
08 Mar 2018 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop - Term 1, 2018
21 Feb 2018 Pedagogical Leadership for Improving Language and Literacy with a Focus on EAL Learners
16 Feb 2018 Leading Culturally Responsive Pedagogies Project
22 Nov 2017 The EAL Website and online professional learning resources 2017
22 Nov 2017 Composing Written Science Texts for Years 7-10
07 Aug 2017 Supporting Students in the Beginning and Emerging Phases of English Language Learning
15 Jun 2017 Moderation of EAL - Assessment (Levelling) for 2017 Data Collection process
30 Mar 2017 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop - Term 1, 2017
06 Dec 2016 The Next Iteration of Schooling: A Conversation with Colleagues
14 Jun 2016 Connecting Quality Teaching Rounds to the Continuous Improvement Framework
01 Jun 2016 EAL - Assessment (Levelling) Moderation Days for 2016 Data Collection process
29 Feb 2016 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop - Term 1, 2016
18 Aug 2015 EAL - A scaffolded approach to comprehending and composing science texts - series of 3 workshops
24 Jul 2015 Reading Recovery KLT & EAL Forum 2015
01 May 2015 EAL - How Language Works: Success in Literacy and Learning 2015
16 Mar 2015 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop - Term 1
29 Oct 2014 EAL - Literacy for Learning Course
23 Oct 2014 English as an Additional Languages Conference
23 Sep 2014 CANCELLED - EAL - Designing Learning using Composing Written Texts Across the Australian Curriculum F-6
31 Jul 2014 EAL - How Language Works: Success in Literacy and Learning 2014 - CANCELLED
20 Jun 2014 EAL - Designing Learning using Composing Written Texts Across the Australian Curriculum F-6
26 May 2014 EAL - Data Collection Process 2014 - Levelling Moderation Days
01 May 2014 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop - Term 2
26 Feb 2014 EAL - Assessment for Learning Using the Language and Literacy Levels - 2 Day Workshop
29 Oct 2013 EAL - Language for Writing Successfully in Secondary School
22 Oct 2013 EAL - Literacy for Learning Course
02 Sep 2013 EAL - Repeated Workshop - New Date -Language and Literacy Levels: Familiarisation Day
26 Jul 2013 EAL - Repeated Workshop - New Dates - Assessment for Learning using the Language and Literacy Levels
27 May 2013 EAL - 2013 - Stage 2 ESL and ESL Studies Clarifying and Confirming Session
03 May 2013 EAL - Literacy for Learning Course
10 Apr 2013 EAL - Language and Literacy Levels: Familiarisation Day
08 Mar 2013 EAL - Assessment for Learning using the Language and Literacy Levels
25 Feb 2013 EAL - 2013 Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms (TESMC)
13 Feb 2013 EAL - 2013 - Stage 2 EAL and ESL Studies
02 Nov 2012 CANCELLED - REVISED DATE - EAL - Intercultural Understanding
20 Aug 2012 EAL - 2012 Webex - Literacy for Learning
07 Aug 2012 EAL - Using Functional Grammar to Develop Reading Comprehension
18 Jun 2012 EAL - 2012 Webex - Tactical Teaching Readings Workshops
18 Jun 2012 CANCELLED - EAL - New Arrivals Response to Trauma Workshop
07 Jun 2012 CANCELLED EAL - New Arrivals Oral Language Workshop
05 Jun 2012 EAL - 2012 Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms (TESMC)
28 May 2012 EAL - Scaling Moderation Workshops
03 May 2012 EAL - Secondary New Arrivals Workshop
02 May 2012 EAL - Primary New Arrivals Workshop
26 Apr 2012 EAL - How Language Works: Success in Literacy and Learning 2012 - Course 2
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