This whole day workshop will provide language teachers with the opportunity to explore a range of apps for communicating and creating digital media in the target language. Aimed at teachers with beginner and intermediate skills in ICT, participants will become familiar with simple and preferably free/low cost apps that are ideal for language learning through simple and structured tasks. At the end, participants will collaborate to complete a culminating task/project that involves using all the content produced during the day. Participants will be provided with an iPad loaded with all the apps that will be used in the workshop, for use during the day. However, they should also bring their own personal/work iPad or alternative technology, as well as, a set of head phones to the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for primary and lower-secondary teachers, particularly those who have access to a class set of iPads and are stuck on ways to manage and use digital content once it has been produced.
This is repeat of the workshop held at AISWA on 26 March, 2017. Here is what participants had to say about the last workshop:
"I found the sharing session excellent as it demonstrated the first app in a real situation. Then the introduction to the other Apps, with time to explore them, was very useful. I thoroughly enjoyed the collaboration in the last task and learnt a lot about making films in a short time frame. It was a very worthwhile PL."
"Great fun and an excellent way to network with colleagues while learning something useful."
"Great opportunity to have time to sit down and 'play' with the various language apps. And time to talk and collaborate with fellow language teachers."
Kate Reitzenstein (AISWA Staff)
Teaching And Learning Consultant - Languages
Kate Reitzenstein has worked as Consultant for Languages of the Association of Independent Schools of WA since 2014. She organises professional development activities and provides advice to schools and teachers on policy, curriculum and resources. Prior to this role, Kate worked as an Indonesian language teacher for fifteen years at three secondary schools, with experience using the Curriculum Framework and the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. She has worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Australia and abroad, and has had experience as an International Student Coordinator and at establishing overseas school partnerships and in-country study tours. Kate places importance on effective language teaching methodology and the need to link theory to practice in the Languages classroom.
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Date / Time28 Aug 2017 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30
Delivery Format : In Person