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MLTAV Hosted FREE Webinar Series: Online Teaching and Learning PDF Print E-mail

MLTAV Hosted FREE Webinar Series

Supporting Languages teachers during remote teaching & learning and beyond

MLTAV (supported by the Victorian Government) has been hosting a very successful series of webinars specifically tailored to support Languages Teacher needs in this current environment. For teachers unable to participate in the first four webinars in this series, recordings have been made for flexible access (see below for details of recorded webinars - certificates of participation can be provided for your PL time listening to the recorded versions).
 

ANNOUNCING 3 ADDITIONAL WEBINARS 5 - 7
 

We are pleased to announce the following details relating to the next THREE webinars in this series . Don’s miss out - RSVP now to obtain the webinar ZOOM access details!

 

WEBINAR 5: Tuesday 26 May 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Embracing innovation in assessment: thinking formatively, reimagining rubrics and working with a LMS. Presenter: Amy Collins. Target Audience:


Assessment in Languages can often seem a little overwhelming. Do I focus on accuracy? How do I assess using the Victorian Curriculum? How can I capture and assess spontaneous use of language? How can I assess all of the macro skills?

 

Amy intends to showcase the power of using a formative mindset to approach assessment in languages. With student input, rubrics can be structured in student friendly language with clear feedback. Amy also has experience in working with Learning Management Systems where she hopes to reveal the many options for assessing student work and the conversations to have with your Curriculum/Learning leaders in this space.

 

Presenter Biography:

Amy is an Indonesian teacher and passionate curriculum innovator, specialising in boys’ education in years 7-10. She currently leads Learning and Innovation at St James College and works as a Languages Coach with Catholic Education Melbourne, connecting with teachers in both Primary and Secondary schools. Amy loves to look at Languages differently and is interested in ways of teaching Languages that promote a love of learning.


CLICK HERE to view Amy's webinar PPT presentaton
CLICK HERE to view a recording of this webinar
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WEBINAR 6: Wednesday 27 May 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Speaking and Learning Activities (for remote teaching and in the classroom). Presenter: Jaclyn Curnow. Target Audience: SECONDARY Languages Teacher focus.

 

In this time of remote teaching, you may agree it is easier to develop and strengthen students’ skills in understanding and communicating for written texts than spoken texts. How then can we develop and strengthen our learner’s skills with spoken texts? This webinar explores free, easy to use digital tools for speaking and listening activities. Teachers don’t need to set up accounts for students to use “Flipgrid ”, “Voice Recorder”, “Whiteboard.fi” or “Charlala”. Please note students draw on a canvas for the last two tools, therefore different writing systems can be written.

 

Presenter Biography:

Jaclyn is a teacher of German, who has worked with Middle School Students and also Senior Secondary. She understands the challenges and exciting opportunities that Language Teachers have to build students confidence and skills as they learn a language. Jaclyn is the Languages Coordinator at Viewbank College and also teaches Digital Technologies. Her students enjoy using a range of digital tools which she embeds into the curriculum to engage her learners and provide differentiation. Jaclyn highly values collaboration and advocacy and is a long serving committee member of the AGTV and MLTAV.

 
CLICK HERE to view Jaclyn's webinar PPT presentaton
CLICK HERE to view a recording of this webinar 

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WEBINAR 7: Monday 1 June 4.00pm - 5.00pm. What have we learnt? What will we continue once we return to the classroom? What’s been working for Languages learning? Presenter: Kylie Farmer. Target Audience: PRIMARY Languages Teacher focus.


This webinar will explore the shifts we have made to support students with language learning remotely. In making these changes, there are things we have learnt about ourselves, our learners and our approach to language teaching which we may want to continue.

 

Share in the successes language teachers have had in engaging students from Foundation to Year 10 and be inspired with resources and ideas to help you plan for language learning in the next few weeks and beyond!

 

Presenter Biography:

Kylie Farmer is the MLTAV Vice President and an experienced primary teacher of Japanese. She works as a Languages Education Consultant managing a range of Languages Education projects and facilitating Professional Learning to support quality teaching of Languages. She also works as a Languages Coach with Catholic Education Melbourne and teaches Languages subjects at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

CLICK HERE to listen to the recording of this webinar.
CLICK HERE to download a .pdf of Kylie's webinar PPT Presentation.
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RECORDINGS OF WEBINARS 1-4 BELOW (Certificates of Participation can still be provided by listening to the recordings and completing the brief online feedback survey).

Webinar 1Approaches to Languages assessment online

Webinar 1 (Megan McLaughlin) Intention:

Megan has been teaching Years 9 – 12 Japanese Online (through Webex Meetings and the Canvas LMS)
since the last week of Term 1. She has experimented with a range of material, activities and approaches 
to assessments, including preparation and assessment of Unit 3 Outcome 1. In this session she will present 
a range of ideas and invite others to share their experiences, successes and advice about what does not 
seem to work so well.

Live Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday 6 May, 5pm - 6pm

Presenter: Megan McLaughlin

Target Audience: Languages Teachers of students in Years 8-12

Archived Version:
CLICK HERE
to view the archived version. Teachers who listen to the archived can still apply for a certificate for 1-hour PL time, towards VIT registration. At the end of the recording, I provide a link to a brief online feedback survey to be completed. Within a few business days of doing this, you will receive a customised certification of participation.

CLICK HERE for Megan's webinar PPT Presentation 

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Webinar 2. A template for an online primary language class - using the tools
you already have!

Webinar 2 (Kathleen Duquemin) Intention:

In this online environment, we don’t need  to learn a whole lot of new things! It is possible to create some
fun and engaging activities -with Assessment data - using Powerpoint/Google Slides and a few (easy) online quizzes!

In this webinar, you will be introduced to some tricks in Powerpoint that you may not have known you could
do, and a template for creating Primary Language Classes that can be adapted for different topics and different languages.

 

Date and Time: Thursday 7 May, 4pm - 5pm

Presenter: Kathleen Duquemin
Target Audience: Languages Teachers of students in the Primary Years

Archived Version:
CLICK HERE to view the archived version. Teachers who listen to the archived can still apply for a certificate for 1-hour PL time, towards VIT registration. At the end of the recording, I provide a link to a brief online feedback survey to be completed. Within a few business days of doing this, you will receive a customised certification of participation.

CLICK HERE for Kathleen's step-by-step notes to go along with the webinar

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Webinar 3. Languages Offline? A webinar to assist Languages teachers to develop
meaningful and useful tasks for students learning Languages at home.

Webinar 3 (Linton Roe) Learning Intentions:

  • Understand what Languages Offline means;
  • Put student needs first in the Languages planning process;
  • Give students the tools they need to be able to practise at home;
  • Examine Quizlet as a home learning option;
  • Explore Kahoot Challenge as a way to engage students;
  • Look at slide design with audio, video, graphics and text;
  • Explore student-parent-teacher feedback opportunities; and
  • Learn, share and collaborate with other Languages teachers.


Date and Time
: Tuesday12 May, 4pm - 5pm

Presenter: Linton Roe
Target Audience: Languages Teachers of students in Years K-8

CLICK HERE to view the archived version. Teachers who listen to the archived can still apply for a certificate for 1-hour PL time, towards VIT registration. At the end of the recording, I provide a link to a brief online feedback survey to be completed. Within a few business days of doing this, you will receive a customised certification of participation.

CLICK HERE for Linton's PPT presentation to go along with the webinar
 



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Webinar 4. A collaborative approach to online learning & creative ways
and means to engage students with interactive content for remote learning.

Webinar 4 (Veronica Deren & Marjorie Lenette) Learning Intentions:

Veronica

  • Showcasing the streamlined VSL /Distance Education programs from 7-12
  • Communication and resources for Students to use remotely
  • What works well in the VSL / Distance Education setting ? (Provide Student-parent-teacher feedback
    using the APP)
  • What are the challenges in the VSL/Distance Education setting?
  • The Benefits for teachers using Zoom/Skype, who are novices to the remote environment
  • The Challenges for us all using Zoom for remote teaching
  • Showcasing VCE new Outcomes using viewing and interpreting – caricatures/visuals;
  • Managing VCE Units of Work and Outcomes
  • Useful Tips and Tools that make teaching remotely fun and very motivating for students

Marjorie

  • How to make  authentic choices  which relate to the topics in New Study Design
  • Seize Zoom as an opportunity to encourage  listening  and Viewing  - a new element added to the
    New Study Design
  • Using artefacts and  film extracts  as ways and means to cover specific periods in French history
    (World War 11 or World War 1) related to Unit 1 &3 Outcome 2
  • Getting  students to differentiate text types and their features
  • Giving some new avenues and updated documents to teachers so that students are exposed to 
    short clear accessible documents which facilitate concepts and understanding.
  • How  to use songs to develop writing skills  - (yr 10-12)
  • Making the best of Covid 19 with the creation of a journal in the target language (yr8-10)


Date and Time
: Monday18 May, 4pm - 5.30pm

Presenters: Marjorie Lenette & Veronica Deren
Target Audience: Languages Teachers of students in Years 7-12


CLICK HERE to view the archived version. Teachers who listen to the archived can still apply for a certificate for 1.5 hours PL time, towards VIT registration. At the end of the recording, I provide a link to a brief online feedback survey to be completed. Within a few business days of doing this, you will receive a customised certification of participation.

CLICK HERE to access Marjorie and Veronica's PPT presentations to go along with the webinar


 

 

 

 

 

 


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COVID-19 Teaching & Learning Support Resources PDF Print E-mail

The MLTAV Committee is in the process of planning ways for which to support members in a time when we are nevigating an unprecedented education setting dominated by online / virtual teaching and learning platforms.

To ensure this planning process is informed by members voices, we encourage you to complete the following brief online member survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLTAV_Member_Survey_April_2020

First and foremost we hope you, your family, your friends, your school and wider community are well and safe in this unprecedented time. As a Professional Teacher Association, we also see this as a time of great opportunity for teachers to explore new ways in which to engage with students.

It is imperative, as Language Educators, that we support each other through this period of change by sharing experience, knowledge and communicating constantly about challenges and opportunities that we experience as we all navigate the necessity to embrace and learn from online / virtual teaching and learning platforms and practices.

We will continue to communicate with members via MLTAVs newsletter, LanguagesConnect (LC). We plan to produce regular editions of LC throughout 2020 to keep members informed of MLTAV professional learning activities and useful and informative information and resources.

Below are categorised links to a fantastic array of Online Teaching & Learning Resource currently being shared via the MLTAV Facebook Page - Follow MLTAV on Facebook @MLTAV2071:

MLTAV hosted Webinars
Online Applications / Platforms / Programs
Methodology
Keeping Well
Motivation
Advice & Policies
Logistics (Time Management)
Bookshops & Publishers

 

 

 

 
Logistics (Time Management) PDF Print E-mail
The following 'logistics / time management' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

How to manage teaching from home if you are a teacher... or parent. SBS Insight. Author: Jemma Wilson with Dr. William Newman.

If you're struggling to find a decend work space at home, here are a few changes you can make to boost productivity. By: Louis Costello. 17 April 2020. 
 
Advice & Policies PDF Print E-mail
The following 'advice and policies' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment

Victorian State Government, Education and Training


Learning From Home: Advice in your LanguageVictorian State Government, Education and Training

Early childhood education and care Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information. Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 1 May 2020.

Learning from home in a school setting. Victorian State Government, Education and Training.

In Our Classrooms. Victorian State Goverment, Education and Training.
Note: An online space for teachers to find best practice approaches, evidence-based classroom resources, professional development opportunities and stories that celebrate the education profession.​

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Coronavirus and school closures: What do they mean for student equity and inclusion? Author: Lucie Cerna. OECD Education and Skills Today. 16 April 2020.

PISA 2018: What PISA tells us about our preparedness for Remote Learning. Teachermagazine.com.au. Sue Thompson. 20 April 2020. 

A framework to guide an education response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. Authors: Fernando M. Reimers, Global Education Innovation Initiative, Harvard Graduate School of Education & Andreas Schleicher, Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. OECD

Coronavirus and the future of learning: What AI could have made possible. OECD Education and Skills Today. Author: Stéphan Vincent-Lacrin. 9 April 2020. 

Various Sources

Language challenges of COVID-19 are a pressing issue. By: Ingrid Piller. 24 April 2020.

We asked two experts how to actually learn a language in isolation. Four online language courses to try in isolation and how to actually commit to your goal: Learning a foreign language is a bucket list item for many, but here's how to stay motivated and inspired while doing it in isolation. news.com.au. By: Jessica Wang. 21 April 2020.

Translation initiatives for COVID-19 Public Health Initiatives.

Startling digital divides in distance learning emerge. UNESCO. 21 April 2020.

Home supported learning: Using what works in schools. The Teacher Magazine. Authors: Susannah Schoeffel, Tanya Vaughan. 21 April 2020.

United national cabinet presents principles for way forward. EducationHQ News Team. Author: 16 April 2020

COVID-19: Resources and Strategies for Schools. Global Online Academy. 

How to ensure a successful move to online learning. PeacheyPublications.com. Author: Nik Peachey. 13 April 2020

Government Funding Guarantee not enough to plug 'big hole' in university budgets. Author: Fergus Hunter. 12 April 2020

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to let Students Learn on Demand. Edsurge. Author: Jeffrey R Young. 8 April 2020 

How long should lessons be? Does a walk count as PE? ABC.net.au. 18 April 2020





 
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