REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Monday 13th July
TARGET AUDIENCE: teachers of Years 7-12
This session is a practical workshop to assist teachers to modify and scaffold learning to assist English as an Additional Language (EAL) students to access the Victorian Curriculum in Mathematics. Participants will learn how to engage EAL learners, amplify the speed of essential vocabulary comprehension, and build confidence with worded questions; working smarter not harder with the English language in Mathematics.
Ruth Hibburt will provide a rich insight into memory techniques for learning academic vocabulary, synonyms, morphemes, comprehensible input and recycling language. These tools and strategies are targeted at EAL students but also work just as effectively with low literacy students.
Presenter: Ruth Hibburt
Ruth Hibburt is an expert teacher, public speaker and author with over 13 years’ experience teaching in Mathematics in Victorian Secondary Schools 7-12 and English Language Centres P-10. She specialises in teaching the academic language of Mathematics through planning, engagement, curriculum development, assessment and reporting for EAL.
Ruth is a positive change maker in education and an expert in building skills and confidence with teachers and students. She has taught over 3000 students from a diverse range of social backgrounds and learning needs. Ruth currently works in Victorian schools as a Network Numeracy Improvement Teacher for the Middle Years Literacy and Numeracy Support (MYLNS) Initiative.
PLEASE NOTE: This session will be delivered via WebEx. If possible, the session will be recorded with audio recording over the presenter’s PowerPoint.