MLTANSW Professional development initiatives and events for 2017. Save the dates.

Term 2, ongoing. A teacher collaboration and sharing program to start in Term 2. Interested teachers with common needs and interests will be matched. More details available shortly.

Term 2, (date to be advised). Online delivery. The first of the webinar series of 2017.

Topic: Teaching Languages in a Rural Context.

  • Hear from AFMLTA President and UNE Professor Anne-Marie Morgan then discuss the challenges and unique issues faced by regional teachers in NSW.
  • Share what is working in your school.
  • Also an opportunity to connect with other teachers and participate in the organisation of future initiatives to support Language teachers in regional areas in NSW.

Term 3, Saturday July 22. Half-day workshop

Topic: Applying NESA standards to student work in Languages

  • Gain a better understanding of the grading process using work samples brought by participants to align these to the NESA standards
  • Participants work together in language-specific and stage groups to improve knowledge and understanding of the NESA Common Grade Scale performance descriptors in Languages.

Term 3, (date to be advised). Online delivery. The second of the webinar series of 2017.

  • A one-hour conversation among NSW current or aspiring Language leaders, including a short presentation on a topic of interest (to be advised closer to the date) followed by a moderated discussion among participants.

Term 3, Friday September 15, 4:30 to 6:30pm. 2017 TeachMeet Languages.

  • An informal two-hour session for sharing teaching ideas with colleagues.
  • Short presentations by Language teachers and the opportunity to discuss and get to know each other.
  • Participation via video conferencing will be available.

Term 4, Saturday, October 28. Half-Day Workshop

Topic: New Languages Teachers

  • A half-day workshop targeted at Language teachers with less than 5 years teaching experience.
  • Presentations and hands-on activities to support and strengthen the practice of teachers with less than 5 years experience in teaching Languages in NSW.

Term 4, (date to be advised). Online delivery. The third of the webinar series of 2017. A one-hour conversation among NSW current or aspiring Language leaders, including a short presentation on a topic of interest (to be advised closer to the date) followed by a moderated discussion among participants.