2022 Professional Learning

04
May
2022

Language Maintenance Intermediate

04/05/2022 5:30 pm - 01/06/2022 7:30 pm
Zoom session
$40.00

May 4, 11, 18, 25, and June1. 5.30pm - 7.30pm (total 10 hrs).

This series of classes is for those practising teachers in Primary and Secondary schools who wish to maintain or improve their skills in spoken and written Italian. A certificate of participation will be given to those who attend.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

04
May
2022

Language Maintenance Advanced

04/05/2022 5:30 pm - 01/06/2022 7:30 pm
Zoom session
$40.00

May 4, 11, 18, 25,and June 1. 5.30pm - 7.30pm (total 10 hrs).

This series of classes is for those practising teachers in Primary and Secondary schools who wish to maintain or improve their skills in spoken and written Italian. A certificate of participation will be given to those who attend.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

17
May
2022

Renaissance Art in the Italian Classroom 101

17/05/2022 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

Consider this your crash course in Renaissance art. Once we have explored the key principles of Renaissance drawing, painting, and sculpture, and the societal values and ideals of the period, we will apply that knowledge to pedagogy. Together we will explore how to build mini-units of work around Renaissance art, play with grammar and language, and how to imbed cross-curricular literacy and numeracy content. Please note: this is not a practical art workshop.

SUITED TO: All levels.

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02
Jun
2022

Creating animated gifs to instruct and inspire in the languages classroom

02/06/2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

In this session, Joe Dale will explore many ways in which animated gifs can be used to bring language learning to life, by reinforcing sentence structure, practising dialogues, modelling grammar use and giving personalised feedback. You will see how easy it is to produce your own mini-animations to embellish your presentations and connect with your learners.

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08
Jun
2022

Traditional tropes, new tricks: overcoming content fatigue

08/06/2022 5:30 pm -7:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

Have you been teaching the same topics for years, or even decades? Have you been using the same sets of resources? Do you feel your enthusiasm and passion waning? You might be experiencing 'content fatigue'. In this workshop we will examine the traditional tropes and topics covered in Italian classrooms, and consider new approaches and content you can utilise in your lessons to revive yourself and reinspire your students. You will come away with sets of ready-prepared lesson-threads to get you started on your journey.

SUITED TO: All levels.

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27
Jul
2022

Useful Chrome extensions for language teachers

27/07/2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

Postponed. Joe Dale has COVID, and is unable make the presentation. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

This webinar will explore some useful Chrome extensions to promote teaching and learning and boost teacher productivity.

  • Create your own personalised themed collections of links for your own professional development or for students’ independent work using Wakelet. 
  • Using Google Keep for note taking and giving written feedback
  • Exploring a range of useful Chrome extensions and tips which boost productivity and creativity.

 

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04
Aug
2022

Use of songs in the classroom as an adjunct to your existing language program

04/08/2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

The use of music in the classroom is consistent with theories of multisensory learning. Cognitive psychologists have confirmed what educators have long known - that we have a variety of different, but mutually enhancing, avenues to learning. Music is one such avenue.

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10
Aug
2022

Machine Translation: Methods and Limitations

10/08/2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

What automated translators can and cannot do in helping the teaching of a second language.

Translating from different languages using tools such as 'Google Translate' has become an everyday occurrence for students of a second language, but how do these tools work, and what they can and cannot do? The speaker will review the history of the Machine Translation field, its current approach to translation, and the limitations inherent in such an approach.

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24
Aug
2022

Integrating digital technologies into our language classrooms

24/08/2022 5:00 pm -6:30 pm
Zoom session
Free

Integrating digital technologies into our language classrooms is vital if we want to engage our students more in their learning. In this session we will look at a few digital resources that you can integrate into your classes immediately and then look at some ideas for future implementation as you gain more confidence.