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Using Mentor Texts to Teach Language and Literacy, With Dr Misty Adoniou

  • 18 Feb 2021
  • 01 Nov 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 18 Feb 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (CADT)
  • 07 Jun 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (CAST)
  • 23 Aug 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (CAST)
  • 01 Nov 2021, 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (CADT)
  • 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: / T: 8301 6613

Registration Enquiries:

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

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