Choose Me! Day 2: Focus on Stages 4 and 5 October 14th 2013
The AIS places the highest priority on the safety of its staff and visitors. Should you require first aid assistance, please do not hesitate to ask me. In the event of a building evacuation being required the following procedure applies: • ‘Beep, beep’ tone alerts wardens and occupants • ‘Whoop, whoop’ tone signals evacuation I will now explain the route to the nearest fire exit and if evacuation is required I will be your guide to the assembly area.
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Languages update! • Australian Curriculum- Where are we up to? (according to ACARA) • Italian and Chinese curriculum being revised based on feedback from consultations • Curriculum is being streamlined - 2 strands: • Communicating • Understanding • Less sub-strands • Chinese and Italian to be approved by Minister early 2014 • Other languages to be revised in 2014 • Implementation for NSW?? (This decision rests with NSW minister andBoS)
2. Languages in NSW • BoS has undertaken a review of Languages Education Policy in NSW.
Seeking views on six proposals “for a broader, more inclusive languages education for all NSW students” • NSW Languages Policy will be developed and released during 2014 • Consultation period - 9.10.13 – 13.12.13 • Online survey – BoS website • 8 consultation briefings
New prescribed Extension texts for 2014-2018 • Extension resources developed by DEC and AIS online at: http://www.aisnsw.edu.au/Services/PL/LanguagesSecondary/pages/default.aspx • Extension workshops- 28th &29th October,AIS
3. Upcoming Professional Learning opportunities • JTAN AGM - 19th October, 2013 • Extension workshops -28th &29th October, 2013, AIS • TeachMeetFrench up your life! -15th November, Alliance Française • Languages Review Webinar – November,AIS • MLTA Conference – 7th March,2014 • Japanese Symposium – 10-11th July, 2014, UTS
Choose Me!- Day 2 Focus on motivating students to continue with languages beyond 100hrs
Key concepts from Day 1 • Provide challenge, raise the bar • Provide an engaging, supportive learning environment • Differentiate programs, lessons, tasks • Program creatively • Clearly articulated program aims • Integrate across KLAs • Thoughtful promotion • Sharing of expertise
Resources • Choose me materials and more http://aisnswlanguages.wikispaces.com/ • Language promotion http://www.aisnsw.edu.au/Services/PL/LanguagesSecondary/Pages/Promoting%20Languages.aspx • Second Languages and Australian Schooling – Joseph Lo Bianco http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=aer
The Guardian – UK Teachers’ blog http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/series/language-learning-in-focus • Sharing of expertise http://tinyurl.com/choosemeday2 languagesAIS@studentnet.edu.au
Aims of today… • To share strategies that you have implemented in 2013 • To discuss plans/ideas that could be put in place for 2014
Today will be…. • A day of sharing of ideas focussing on how to: • Engage students • Challenge students • Differentiate for our students • Promote Languages
Table 1: QR codes • Using Scan app, scan the codes with iPad/iPhone Where do they lead? • Create QR codes using: http://www.qrstuff.com/ • How could this tool be used to engage students? • How could this tool be used to differentiate ? • How could this tool be used to promote Language learning?
Table 2: Resource repositories! Explore Scootle • http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/p/home How to make a Scootle Learning path sheet in your folders Explore TES Australia http://www.tesaustralia.com/
Table 3: Game-based learning • Could principles of GBL be used in language classes? • Providing choice • Problem solving • Rewards/bonus points • Try Sim on a stick (folder on desktop) • Watch student MLTA film entry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ4a5T3TZ7M
Table 4: Creating • Moviemaking View student movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9qBqyggX8s Could moviemaking be a valid assessment task? How could you embed it as part of your program? • Stories Explore Storybirds http://storybird.com/create/
Thoughtful and sustainable Language promotion • Links to literacy • University incentives • Regular newsletter items: • apps we are using in languages this term • Student reviews of apps/websites etc • Links to student work