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Teacher and Learner Engagement
PD Fest Sydney - 22 March 2014


University English Language Centres of Australia (UECA), English Australia and UNSW Institute of Languages present:

 

Teacher and Learner Engagement - PD Fest Sydney 2014

This full day of professional development includes opening and closing keynotes, four sessions of 50 minute workshops in four streams, lunch, networking opportunities and an early evening social event.

The theme of the PD Fest is Teacher and Learner Engagement and is aimed at providing professional development for teachers by teachers at UECA and English Australia member institutions. Workshops are presented in four streams – Motivation, Innovation, Evaluation and Exploration.

Please see the program below for more details.


Date: Saturday, 22 March 2014
Time: 9:45am - 5:00pm
Place: L5 Building, UNSW Institute of Languages
223 Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW 2033

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Cost: $50 for teachers from member institutions
Registration:
Registrations are limitied to 140 teachers.



ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

Program


Time Events
9.45 Coffee and Registration
10.20 Welcome
David Larbalestier
President of UECA
10.30 - 11.30 Opening Keynote:
Beyond 'food and festivals': How to teach critical interculturality in language teaching
Dr Phiona Stanley
UNSW School of Education
  Room G 02
Room G 04
Room G 09
Room G 03
11.40 - 12.30
Session 1
Session 1A
MOTIVATION
Collocating to promote Functional Language Use and Learner Autonomy.
Garth Brennan
(CET)
SOLD OUT

Session 1B
MOTIVATION
Promoting vocabulary acquisition - levels of involvement.
Vanessa Beal
(UNSWIL)
SOLD OUT
Session 1C
INNOVATION
Is that an academic wordlist in your pocket? Engaging learners with mLearning, Quizlet and QR Codes.
Darren Brookes
(QUT)
SOLD OUT

Session 1D
INNOVATION
EAP Curriculum design for research students.
Neil England
(Insearch)

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch in courtyard Level 1 (included in PDfest registration)
THEMES MOTIVATION
Engaging students and meeting their diverse needs.

INNOVATION
Showcasing content or methodology.

EVALUATION
Assessing students' learning.
EXPLORATION
Teacher self development and research.
13.30 - 14.20
Session 2
Session 2A
Wake up your students! Warmers and energisers for Academic English.
Meredith MacAulay
(UNSWIL)
SOLD OUT

Session 2B
Blended learning - another tool in the kit.
John O'Connor
(UWS)
SOLD OUT

Session 2C
Test writing - a team approach.
Louise FitzGerald
(Independent exam/test writing specialist)

Session 2D
Preparing learners for extensive reading through 'Reciprocal Teaching Strategies'.
Aparna Jacob
Amanda Eads
Julija Stephanova

(Strathfield College)

14.30 - 15.20
Session 3
Session 3A
Motivation and Clear Speaking.
Maria Laudenbach
(CET)
SOLD OUT

Session 3B
Why listen to this? Helping learners better understand academic lectures.
Nikki Hayes
(UNSWIL)
SOLD OUT

Session 3C
Preparing Students for an Academic Presentation: Maximising Class time.
Angie Nazim
(UNSWIL)
SOLD OUT

Session 3D
Building a Quality Culture.
Mark Raven
(NEAS)

15.30 - 16.20
Session 4
Session 4A
Motivation from the start: Planning the first lesson with a new class.
Kimberley Masters
James Heath

(UNSWIL)
SOLD OUT

Session 4B
ELT Across Multiple Platforms: a blended approach.
Lachlan Kalache
(Insearch)

Session 4C
Get the best RESLT - Rubrics for ESL Teachers.
Vanessa Todd
Philip White

(MUELC - Macquarie)
Session 4D
People describing people.
Deborah Ferris
UNSWIL

16.30 - 17:00 Closing Keynote
Katherine Brandon
English Australia
17.00 onwards Networking Event
Drinks provided



ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

 

Teacher and Learner Engagement - PD Fest Sydney 2014 proudly sponsored by:

sydney sydney ueca