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4.5 per day PD HOURS

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08/06/2021

9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

Primary and Secondary Teachers and Teacher Aides - All Year Levels

$225 + GST

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From tried and true to brand new: successful activities for Language classes

Whether you are at the start of your teaching career and are looking to build up a bank of classroom activities, or you’ve been in the classroom for years and are looking for some fresh ideas, this workshop has something for everyone.  Collected during Rowena’s 25 years in the classroom, the activities presented in this workshop are based on 2 fundamental questions:  “What do I want my students to do in the language?” and “What do I want my students to know in/about the language?”.  With that as the foundation, the activities presented in this workshop will cover all 5 macro-skills as well as vocabulary and grammar development, and intercultural understanding.  Participants will explore:

  • Zero preparation activities
  • 5 minute activities
  • Activities using technology
  • Activities stolen from other subject areas and adapted for Language classes

Although the examples given in this workshop will come from French, the ideas presented are general in nature and can be applied in most Language classrooms, so teachers of all languages are encouraged to attend.  Participants will also spend time producing activities to use in class immediately.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Rowena Bata

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.

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