Session 208

Title: Words or content? supporting EAL/D learners to access the curriculum

Presenter: Jodie Braiding, Equity (Multicultural Education) Learning and Teaching

Co-presenter: Elizabeth Campbell, Equity (Multicultural Education) Learning and Teaching

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: In this session teachers will identify the language and cultural demands of learning tasks so they can better understand the learning challenges faced by EALD students and begin to better support EAL/D students to access and engage in learning.  Teachers will gain an understanding of the characteristics of EAL/D learners who are at Emerging and Developing levels of English using the ACARA EAL/D Learning Progression. They will gain some understandings of language use, some of the key theories in EAL/D pedagogy and use a model of differentiation and backward mapping to scaffold student learning. Teachers will unpack a learning task and know which resources can be used to support learning.

Target Audience: K-12, Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Nil

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