Professional learning

Professional learning (PL) opportunities for teachers are available through MyPL (staff only).

Stage 4 to Stage 6

Professional learning opportunities for language teachers 7-12.

Support for new K-10 syllabuses

Syllabuses are developed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Our role is to support teachers to become familiar with, and plan for new syllabuses, as well as to stay informed about changes to course and assessment requirements as they occur.

NESA has released new K-10 syllabuses for Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish, for implementation from 2019 (with Years 7 and 9) and from 2020 (with Years 8 and 10).

The Languages and Culture team (Secondary Education) is offering a range of support to teachers.

Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation

This webinar was offered to teachers 7-10 in Term 2 2018 as blended learning (pre-task + Adobe Connect) and registered for 1.5 hours of professional learning.

Teachers who were unable to attend can access the pre-task and the Adobe Connect recording below. You can record your engagement with these as Teacher Identified professional learning hours.

Languages K-10 syllabus familiarisation and planning 2018

Face-to-face workshops, registered for 5 hours.

Regional dates

Term 2 2018
Albury – Tuesday 19 June
Wagga Wagga – Wednesday 20 June
Goulburn – Thursday 21 June
Bathurst – Tuesday 26 June
Dubbo – Wednesday 27 June
Griffith/Hay – Friday 29 June

Term 3 2018
Port Macquarie – Tuesday 31 July
Coffs Harbour – Wednesday 1 August
Lismore – Thursday 2 August
Tamworth – Tuesday 7 August
Moree – Friday 10 August
Narooma – Tuesday 14 August

Register for regional workshops.

Metro dates (Sydney, Hunter, Illawarra)

Term 2 2018
Penrith – Monday 7 May
North Sydney – Tuesday 15 May
Central Coast – Wednesday 16 May
Sydney Central – Friday 18 May
Campbelltown – Monday 21 May
Hornsby – Tuesday 29 May
Parramatta – Thursday 31 May
Bankstown – Thursday 14 June
Cronulla – Friday 15 June

Term 3 2018
Liverpool – Friday 27 July
Wollongong – Thursday 16 August
Brighton Beach – Friday 17 August
Newcastle – Tuesday 28 August
Muswellbrook – Wednesday 29 August

Register for metro workshops.

Statewide network meetings

On Wednesday in week 4 of each term, a state-wide network meeting is held via Adobe Connect to provide curriculum and project updates. Attending these online meetings can contribute 30 minutes to teacher identified PD.

Dates for 2018

Wednesday 21 February
Wednesday 23 May (note that this meeting will be replaced with K–10 language syllabus support)
Wednesday 15 August
Wednesday 7 November

Just log into our Adobe Connect room.

Download the how-to guide (DOCX 281 KB) to learn more about how to join our virtual meeting room.

Registered PL modules

A series of registered professional learning modules has been designed by the Languages Advisory Network Group (LANG) to meet the professional learning needs of languages teachers across NSW. These blended learning modules are delivered online via Adobe Connect by accomplished languages educators.

The following modules are available upon request:

  • Languages and Numeracy (3 hours)
  • Languages and Differentiation (3 hours)
  • Languages and Digital Engagement (3 hours).

Please email elisabeth.robertson@det.nsw.edu.au if you are interested in one of the above modules.

The following modules are being developed in 2018:

  • Languages and Linking Students
  • Languages and Project-Based Learning
  • Languages and Student Engagement and Advocacy.
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