Upcoming Professional Development – Leadership in Languages


This workshop is accredited with BOSTES at the Highly Accomplished level.

Saturday October 15

Venue: The University of Sydney. Quadrangle Building, Latin 1 S224. Camperdown. NSW. 2006

Cost: $42.79 for MLTANSW members $84.59 for non-MLTANSW members (taking into account the Eventbrite fees)

Time: 10am to 3pm

Contact: Kati Varela, MLTA NSW PD Officer kvarelab@gmail.com

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mltansw-leadership-in-languages-tickets-27500395423  


Session 1: 10am to 11.20am

Unpacking the Australian Teaching Standards and aligning them to the AFMTLA developed ones

Facilitated by Anne-Marie Morgan (AFMLTA President)

Participants will explore how the Australian Teaching Standards at the Highly Accomplished level align with the AFMLTA Professional Standards.

Mid-morning break 11.20am to 11.45

Session 2: 11.45 am to 12.45pm

Update on Languages in NSW and Undertaking Action Research

Facilitated by Gillian Cordy (Education Officer for Languages for the Sydney Catholic Schools and MLTANSW President), and Maria Gaudioso (Italian Teacher at Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, accredited as Experienced Teacher)

After being provided with an update on Languages in NSW, participants will share and discuss practical tools and ideas in order to undertake action research in schools. There will be an opportunity for discussion and questions to be addressed in this session.

Lunch break 12.45pm to 1.45pm

Session 3 1.45pm to 2.45pm

Advocating for Languages in your school community and beyond

Facilitated by Merryl Wahlin (AISNSW Language consultant)

This session will focus on discussing some of the challenges facing Languages leaders and various strategies to overcome or address these challenges in view of relentlessly advocating for the effective delivery of language courses in schools in NSW.

Closing and feedback 2.45pm to 3pm