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GET SMART: ‘KAOS’ and ‘CONTROL’ in the EAL Classroom

PD Fest, Melbourne, November 21, 2015
Victoria University

As language teachers we are often faced with situations where we have to give up control. An element of ‘KAOS’ may be experienced when we give learners increased autonomy through student led activities in and out of the classroom or when we incorporate technological innovation into our teaching for the first time. As teachers, we need to embrace a little controlled ‘KAOS’ to reach new levels of student and teacher engagement and motivation.

This full day of professional development includes opening and closing keynotes, four sessions of 45 minute workshops in four streams, exhibitor space, lunch, networking opportunities and an early evening social event.

The PD Fest aims to provide professional development for teachers by teachers at UECA and EA member institutions. Workshops are presented in four streams:

- Student CONTROL
- Technological Innovations in Teaching & Learning
- Great Lesson Ideas Incorporating 'KAOS' and 'CONTROL'
- Student Engagement Outside the Classroom

Please see the program below for more details.

Note: UECA will sponsor the best session at the Melbourne PD Fest to present at the UECA Sydney PD Fest in 2016.

Date: Saturday November 21, 2015
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm (9.30am Registration)
Registration will be on the Ground Floor in the university arcade. Entrance is via main entrance, 300 Flinders Street.
Place: 300 Flinders Street
Victoria University English Language Centre
Cost: $50 for teachers from member institutions
Registration: Registrations are limitied to 120 teachers.



Time Events
9.30 Coffee and Registration
Registration will be on the Ground Floor in the university arcade. Entrance is via main entrance, 300 Flinders Street.
10.00 Welcome
David Larbalestier
President of UECA

10.10 - 11.00 Opening Keynote
Marc Neimes

Controlled Kaos, or Kaos in Control Language Learning in a digital age.

11:00 - 11.30 Morning Tea





11.30 - 12.20
Session 1

Session 1A

Creative Techniques for Teaching Conversational Rhythm

Michael Burri

Session 1B

Promoting learner autonomy through mobile phones, both within and outside the classroom

Ali Sahahsavand

Session 1C

Using Kahoot in the EAL Classroom

Ken Trolland & Tran Nguyen

Session 1D

Games, structures & ideas

Margaret Kinvig

12.20 - 13.10

Exhibition and Provided Lunch for ALL

Website showcase
Antony Tibbs and Sarah Chamberlain

13.10 - 14.00
Session 2

Session 2A

Independent Learning

Michael Mifsud

Session 2B

Titillating Technology

Gwenny Warnick

Session 2C

Teacher Reluctance to Integrate Technology into Pedagogy

Thom Roker

Session 2D

Getting Active in Class

David Threradgold

14.10 - 15.00
Session 3

Session 3A

Kaos and Control in the Conversation Café

Lynda Clifford

Session 3B

Nearpod: teaching skills and collecting learner data via students’ mob

Tim Dodd
(La Trobe)

Session 3C

An introduction to apps and mobile devices in the class room

Fiona Perry

Session 3D

Grammar=POWERFUL TOOLS. Let the students take control

Greg Byrne
(Kaplan, Perth)
15.00 - 15.30

Afternoon Tea
15.30 - 16.20
Session 4

Session 4A

Closed Face-book Groups

Ashley Carmody
(La Trobe)

Session 4B

The Magic of the QR Code

Julia Gardener

Session 4C

Engaging ASEAN researchers with online learning spaces and social media

Darren Brookes

Session 4D

A Visit to the Magistrates Court

Ed Davies
(VU English)

16.30 - 17:00 Closing Keynote
Mark Raven

17.00 onwards Networking Event - Drinks



GET SMART: ‘KAOS’ and ‘CONTROL’ in the EAL Classroom
PD Fest, Melbourne, 2015

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sydney sydney ueca