• Literacy

3L: Language and literacy for learning

PL # 12975.
Starting from 29 Mar 2021 till 24 Jun 2021
Cancellation permitted until 24/03/2021
PricingNormal
For Members$450
For Catholic Members$650
For Non-Members$900
Registration Close Date 24/03/2021
Register Now Limited Places Available

Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members

Description

Better teaching for all through a better understanding of language.
3L puts language at the heart of every teacher’s toolkit. Whether you are teaching Science, Mathematics or Art, whether you are teaching children in their primary language or not, this course can transform your work.
By focusing on how students and teachers make meaning across the curriculum, 3L promotes an integrated, whole-school approach that allows all teachers to become effective teachers of literacy. A comprehensive and innovative professional development program for educators seeking to extend their understandings about language and literacy.

Who is it for?
3L is relevant for all classroom teachers in all school contexts.
3L is aimed specifically at teachers working with students aged between 8 and 18 years.

What will I learn?
How student literacy is a capacity for making meaning across the whole curriculum, predominantly through language and visuals
The ways that language underpins learning
Teaching practices that will build up students’ language and visual resources so that they can be successful learners across all learning areas
Teaching practices that address students' language and learning needs in a holistic and explicit manner
Positive strategies for self-reflection and self-appraisal
How to develop collaborative working relationships with other teachers across subject areas

The program aims to:

  • make the workings of the language system explicit in order to appreciate the role language plays in constructing knowledge across all learning areas
  • build understandings about the patterned ways meanings are made within and across genres so that educators are able to develop students’ language resources to enable them to understand and produce those genres
  • enable participants to understand and use the differences between spoken and written language, both as a teaching and a learning tool
  • develop the ability to assess language explicitly and efficiently to support the learning of all students
  • promote a teaching and learning cycle that provides opportunities for an explicit focus on language as part of a rich learning environment.

Course Content
Module 1: Language and literacy in teaching and learning
Module 2: The role of language in learning and scaffolding
Module 3: Learning about language: supporting students to comprehend texts (part 1)
Module 4: Learning about language: supporting students to comprehend texts (part 2)
Module 5: Developing students’ vocabulary
Module 6: Supporting writing
Module 7: Supporting listening and assessing language development
Module 8: Programming and assessing: setting up successful frameworks

The course entails 20 hours of face-to-face learning (four days), which, when combined with between-module readings and activities, is equivalent to more than 45 hours of professional development for teachers.

It is expected that teachers registering for this course will attend all four sessions.

  • 29 March
  • 29 April
  • 24 May
  • 24 June

Presenters

Patricia Kershaw (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Pat Kershaw is a Literacy/English Consultant and has been with AISWA since 2009. She has taught at primary, secondary (English) and tertiary levels and has been involved in many research projects within the university sector and within AISWA, with a focus on literacy in cross-curricular and collaborative projects, which model approaches that teachers can take in the classroom. Her main areas of interest are writing, grammar, oral language and literacy across the curriculum. She works with teachers of literacy and/or English from P-10, as well as principals and teacher teams across WA to support schools with literacy requirements.

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

29/03/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Event Segment

Date / Time

29/04/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Event Segment

Date / Time

24/05/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Event Segment

Date / Time

24/06/2021
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2
Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards