Date: Thursday 23rd April between 4–5 pm
This webinar is a special joint event between The Bell Foundation and NALDIC, the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum. It will feature a new webinar format: an interactive panel of four leading EAL experts, who will offer practical suggestions on supporting the learning of EAL pupils during and after school closures and answer questions posed live by the audience. Areas of focus will include:
- Supporting the remote learning of EAL pupils kept at home working independently on online tasks
- Supporting vulnerable EAL pupils and those who are children of critical key workers at school
- Key considerations for the assessment of English as an Additional Language pupils in the absence of summer exams
- Mitigating the impact of school closures on the learning and attainment of English as an Additional Language pupils
- Supporting the subject knowledge development for EAL teaching and learning that is needed by trainee teachers
The panel will be chaired by Silvana Richardson from The Bell Foundation and will comprise:
- Dr. Naomi Flynn, University of Reading and NALDIC (EAL for primary education)
- Kamil Trzebiatowski, The Bell Foundation (EAL for secondary education)
- Dr. Yvonne Foley, Edinburgh University and NALDIC (EAL for teacher education – initial and continuing)
- Prof. Constant Leung, King’s College, London and NALDIC (EAL assessment)
Who should register for the webinar:
Staff in schools with EAL pupils, particularly:
- Primary and secondary teachers
- EAL co-ordinators
- Teaching assistants
- ITE tutors and mentors
- Local Authority education teams
Why you should register for this webinar:
- Ability to pose questions regarding supporting the learning of EAL pupils during and after school closures
- A great opportunity for school staff to have direct access to expert advice from leaders in the English as an Additional Language field
- Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A
- Access to session recording
- First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up
- If the webinar is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the Wait List will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.
If you have any questions that specifically relate to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session you can send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Naomi Flynn is Associate Professor of Primary English Education at The University of Reading’s Institute of Education where she is a teacher educator on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, Research Impact Lead and Co-Director of Bilingualism Matters@Reading. Her fascination with, and admiration for, multilingual children grew while she was a practitioner in inner-city, linguistically diverse classrooms. Naomi’s research focuses on effective pedagogy for children with EAL and she is particularly interested in helping teachers to develop research-informed practice that transcends curriculum change. Her current research working with colleagues in the US and Europe involves analysing the facets of effective practice for EAL that are common across continents. Her publications span practitioner texts and academic journals and she serves on the executive of NALDIC as Chair of the Events Committee.
Yvonne Foley is Head of the Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (IETL) and Senior Lecturer at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, IETL, University of Edinburgh. Yvonne has worked as a teacher educator for many years in the field of English as a second/additional language in Taiwan and across the UK. She currently teaches on a range of programmes: PGDE Secondary, MSc Language Education, MA Primary Education with Gaelic and MSc TESOL. The focus of her teaching is influenced by a drive for social justice in language education, and her particular interests include the ways in which critical literacy approaches can be implemented in classroom practices to meet the language and literacy needs of pupils learning EAL and the role of teacher education in promoting social, cultural and linguistic inclusion.
Constant Leung is Professor of Educational Linguistics at King’s College, London. Constant has worked for many years in the field of second/additional language education. His academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment, academic literacies and language policy. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Constant’s current research interests include language of schooling in ethnolinguistically diverse societies and language assessment.
Kamil Trzebiatowski joined The Bell Foundation in September 2018 and holds the post of Digital Resource Developer. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kamil spent 18 years teaching English as a Foreign Language and English as an Additional Language (Poland, England and Scotland) in mainstream secondary classrooms. He was an EAL co-ordinator at a secondary school as well as an EAL consultant/trainer (2014-2018). Kamil holds an MA in Corpus Linguistics and an MEd in Inclusive Education.
You can register for this webinar on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expert-advice-on-supporting-the-learning-of-eal-pupils-during-and-after-school-closures-webinar-tickets-102333131150
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