Programme for Asian Language Collaboration in teaching
Do you teach Chinese Mandarin, Japanese or Korean in your school?
Would you like to join a network that can support you in this role?
Do you want more practical teaching solutions and ideas based on well-researched theory?
If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then our new programme of cluster-based, teacher-led action research is definitely for you!
Join the Future Learning Solutions team for a two-term intensive programme, starting in Term 3 2019, including the following:
Workshop 1 (full day)
- Language as a process - real life language in the classroom
- Modelling of best practice - followed by reflection and creation of your own resources
- Turning theory into practice
- Collaborating with others to create sustainable networks through a cluster inquiry
- Teacher toolkit - practical tools to apply straight away
- Support for non-native speakers to select a language course to complete during the two term programme
Online workshops (60 minutes each)
- Four workshops over the two term programme, after school hours
- Delivered in the flipped learning model - through podcasts and reading
- Discussion forum and practical application
- 2 in-school support visits over the two term programme - cluster inquiry and application of toolkit focus
- Follow up discussions with the programme facilitator
- Progression in teaching pedagogy from visit one to visit two
- Teacher videos; 2-5 minutes of evidence of your teaching based on elements of the programme
Workshop 2 (full day)
- Discussion, analysis and next steps based on group feedback of teacher video
- Big picture language learning - tying all elements of the programme to the New Zealand Curriculum
- Individual impact of the cluster inquiry
- Sustainability of the cluster and inquiry
There are no costs for participants on this programme, as TRDs and travel to workshops are covered by Future Learning Solutions - Centre for Languages.
Your school will need to agree to one hour of teacher release following each of the two in-school support visits as part of the registration process.