English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar 1 of Three-Part Series for Primary Teacher
Webinar 1: Understanding and Supporting Primary Children with English as an Additional Language 12.4.2021
In this webinar, teachers will enhance their professional knowledge and practice in the area of English as an Additional Language. The webinar begins with a brief reflection on current practices in linguistically diverse settings. It progresses with key insights on the typical schooling experiences of the English Language Learner and highlights the unique skills that these children bring to the classroom. It provides strategies to help teachers working both remotely and on-site with children who speak English as an Additional Language.
Aoife is also facilitating the following two webinars, individual booking required for each webinar.
Webinar 2: Oral Language Development for the English Language Learner 19.4.2021
In this webinar, teachers will enhance their professional knowledge and practice in the area of oral language. The webinar focuses explicitly on how to support oral language development in junior primary classrooms, particularly those with children who speak English as an Additional Language. This webinar integrates considerations for both English and Irish oral language instruction, ensuring practical and useful implementation of the Primary Language Curriculum.
Webinar 3: Bilingual English-Irish Shared Reading for the Linguistically Diverse Junior Primary Classroom 26.4.2021
In this webinar, teachers will enhance their professional knowledge and practice in the area of dialogic shared reading, which has proven to be an effective strategy for children’s language and literacy development. The webinar focuses explicitly on how to facilitate dialogic shared reading, in both English and in Irish, in junior primary classrooms. This webinar provides practical and useful insights for the implementation of the Primary Language Curriculum. It focuses on both remote and on-site use of this strategy to support language learners
Booking: The webinars are linked, teachers have the option to book all three or just the specific webinars they are interested in, individual booking of each webinar is required.
Facilitator: Aoife Merrins-Gallagher (B. Ed, MTeach) PhD Scholar at DCU Institute of Education. Aoife is a primary teacher on career break from an urban school in West Dublin. She is a full-time PhD scholar of DCU’s Institute of Education. Her current research is concerned with the design, development and delivery of bilingual oral narrative programme Tell-a-Tale | Inis Scéal in junior infant classrooms. Aoife is passionate about oral language development, supporting children with EAL, bilingualism, inclusive educational practices and collaborative teaching.
|Course date||12-04-2021 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||12-04-2021 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||25-02-2021|
|Cut off date||12-04-2021 4:30 pm|
|Speaker||Facilitator: Aoife Merrins-Gallagher (B. Ed, MTeach) PhD Scholar at DCU Institute of Education|