• Administration
  • EAL/D
  • Inclusive Education
  • Literacy

Enrolling Students with a Background Other Than English

PL # 13353.
Starting on 27 Jul 2022
Cancellation permitted until 22 Jul 2022

Event registrations closed on 22 Jul 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed

Description

Guidance on what questions to ask and information to gather when enrolling a student for whom English is an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D).
 

In order to maximise and expedite support for EAL/D students, schools need to gather important information at the point of enrolment. This session is designed for school staff who are involved as the first point of contact with the student and their family.

The aim of the session is to:

- provide examples of questions to ask to gain insight into language proficiency
- provide advice and information to give families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- discuss how to use student data once it has been collected
- share advice about how to access translators and interpreters.

Presenters

Kate Reitzenstein(AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant - Languages
Kate Reitzenstein<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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.

Kerry Handley(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Kerry Handley<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Kerry Handley is a Literacy Consultant with many years of experience. She has worked in the WA education system as a classroom teacher, K-7 district coordinator and a consultant. Before joining AISWA, in 2012, Kerry was part of the team that reconceptualised and wrote the First Steps 2nd Edition resource and associated professional development. In this role she presented to educators around the world and spent four years living in the USA. She is one of the presenters of the Sharp Reading program and has a particular interest in assisting teachers in remote aboriginal schools.

Kerry has a Masters of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma of Teaching. She is passionate about helping improve literacy outcomes for all students.

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Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

27 Jul 2022
Starts: 15:30
Finishes: 17:30

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2

Address

Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

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
PL Hours : 2.00

Learning Area

  • Administration
  • EAL/D
  • Inclusive Education
  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards