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6 PD HOURS

Event Details

19/03/2020

9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

Year 5-12 EAL teachers

$279 + GST

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Purposeful use of Technology in the EAL classroom

Increasingly, teachers are asked to bring more technology into their classrooms, but often this is done with little consideration for the purposeful use of the technology or understanding of good teaching practices. The result is that the technology becomes an added extra in the lesson and is soon abandoned because it serves no real function; it is perceived as a waste of time and a source of frustration for the teacher and the students.

This workshop will focus on practical ways that technology can –

  • Save teachers’ time
  • Allow students to interact with English course content in ways which were impossible previously
  • Improve student engagement

This is a hands-on workshop and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities as well as teaching materials that they will develop during the workshop. They will need to bring a laptop in order to participate fully throughout the day.

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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