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Under the Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP) of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), the MLTAV is running two Professional Learning projects in the 2018-20 triannium:

"Mentoring for Beginning Teachers of Languages"


The MLTAV Mentoring project facilitates the mentoring of beginning teachers of Languages by an experienced teacher of the same language. This 18-month project is an excellent mechanism for supporting new teachers of Languages but also offers experienced teachers of Languages leadership opportunities in thier role as a mentor. Mentoring project participants attend a workshop at the MLTAV Conference each year, engage in collegiate classroom visits and have regular online contact to respond to the needs of the beginning teacher.

MLTAV Mentoring Project

The MLTAV Mentoring for Beginning Teachers of Languages Project, supported by the Victorian Government, Department of Education and Training, has been helping new language teachers since 2005.

The Mentoring Project facilitates the mentoring of beginning teachers of Languages by an experienced teacher of the same language. This 18-month project is an excellent mechanism for supporting new teachers of Languages but also offers experienced teachers of Languages leadership opportunities in their role as a mentor. Mentoring project participants attend a workshop at the MLTAV Conference each year, engage in collegiate classroom visits and have regular online contact to respond to the needs of the beginning teacher.

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) showcased the program in the June edition of VITs eNews. VIT visited MLTAV’s latest Mentoring Project workshop, held at the MLTAV Annual Conference  in May, and spoke to a mentor (Kathleen Duquemin) and Mentee (Nicole ) about how the project has helped their practice. Click here to view the video clip.

  

"Bilingual Schools"

The Professional Learning needs of Bilingual School teachers are supported through this network. Each semester a workshop is held at one of the Victorian bilingual schools to provide opportunities for collaborating, networking, sharing of effective teaching practices and strategies applicable to the bilingual context. The Network engages with bilingual school principals to inform planning to ensure workshop programs align with school strategic plans.

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The following four Action-Research projects were funded through the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's Strategic Partnerships Program 2006-08:

Interdisciplinary Learning in Languages Other Than English for Languages teachers in Prep to Year 6
Intercultural Language Learning P-12
LOTE in VELS 7-10
Assessment for, as and of Learning
Interdisciplinary Learning in Languages Other Than English for Languages teachers in Prep to Year 6
Project Officer: Kylie Farmer

These 6 schools have been involved in this MLTAV Action Research Project and have developed an excellent range of resources and materials. If you are interested in finding out more, please use the email contact provided.
Bialik College

Mira Amos, Ravit Epstein, Irit Fichman, Dalia Gurfunkel, Nitzan Levison, Soni Levinson 

  1. Hebrew Literacy Skill Development
  2. Assessment

 

 

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Camberwell PS

Janet Gale, Donald Madden

  1. French Early Years Literacy Program
  2. Assessment

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Footscray PS

Chau Cong

  1. Benchmarking of Reading in Vietnamese

 

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Kennington PS

Lorraine Morton

  1. Auslan Resources CD
    • VELS
    • Reporting Camberwell PS & Assessment
    • Resources

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Huntingdale PS

Kylie Farmer, Yuko Ikeda, John Powell, Eiji Nishikubo, Yukiko Shoya

  1. Japanese Scope & Sequence Planning

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Lalor Nth PS

Mirjana Andovska, Jovanka Smilevska,

  1. Macedonian Assessment Maps
  2. Annotated Work Samples

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Intercultural Language Learning P-12
Project Officer: Megan McLaughlin

This program will assist and support Languages teachers in designing and implementing classroom activities which take into account the principles of Intercultural Language Learning (ICLL) within the framework of the VELS. Follow this link to download a summary of the PROJECT REPORT.
LOTE in VELS 7-10
Project Officer: Megan McLaughlin

This program will assist and support Languages teachers in designing and implementing Units of Work which take into account the Principles of Learning and Teaching and incorporate the dimensions of the LOTE domain of VELS. Elements from the Physical, Personal & Social Learning and Interdisciplinary Strands will also be considered.  Follow this link to download a summary of the PROJECT REPORT.

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Assessment for, as and of Learning
Project Officer: Judy Hadju

Teachers will be encouraged to to prepare a range of assessment tasks to cater for their learners, rather than relying on the "one task suits all" approach. This project will directly address the DoE Assessment Advice, along with Principles of Learning and Teaching, taking into account current pedagogical developments in Literacy, Numeracy and Middle Years as per the expectations set by the LOTE Progression Measures and Standards. Follow this link to download the full FINAL REPORT and PROJECT SUMMARIES.