Part 2: Effective Pedagogy for EAL/D Students
Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three-part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet the needs of EAL/D students in mainstream classes, teachers will learn how to identify specific teaching and learning practices that can best support the educational development of their EAL/D students.
This course is the second of three which can be completed separately or in sequence.
Part 2: Effective Pedagogy for EAL/D Students highlights and explores the importance of planning and implementing high challenge programs for EAL/D students in mainstream programs, while also providing high levels of support in response to students’ specific needs. Part 2 is comprised of the following two modules:
- Module 1 —High Challenge Programs: What high challenge means, and what programs that are characterised by high challenge look like in practice.
- Module 2 —High Support Programs: Highlighting the importance of high support in the educational success of EAL/D students in mainstream classes: what high support means, and what programs that are characterised by high support look like in practice.
Who should participate?
- Teachers - Years F–6
- Teachers of EAL/D students, including New Arrivals
What else do I need to know?
See also Part 1: Program Planning to Support EAL/D Students and Part 3: Building Substantive Communication to Support EAL/D Students in this series.
How does it work?
- Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
- Whole schools: One staff member must register on behalf of their school.
They can choose to have a single link to view this together or can email us the names and email addresses of teachers they wish to enrol.
Completing this course contributes to 4 hours of online Professional Learning addressing 1.3.2 and 1.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
This course is NESA Approved
For NSW teachers: Completing Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms Part 2: Effective Pedagogy for EAL/D students will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.3.2 and 1.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Recommended Texts and Book Bundles:
EAL/D Essentials: A Toe in the Water EAL/D: Diving Deeper