Adaptive Teaching with a Humanities Lens (Primary)

This free webinar explores how subject teachers can support EAL learners to develop the language skills needed in humanities subjects.

The webinar will explore practical ways primary subject teachers can support their learners to ensure that their proficiency in English is not a barrier to enjoying and succeeding in the humanities subjects.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The distinctive nature of the language demands in humanities subjects.
  • How the humanities subjects offer an opportunity to foster inclusion and engagement.
  • How knowing the language proficiency of learners will enable teachers to support the development of both language skills and curriculum knowledge.
  • Strategies to support meaningful, context-embedded tier 3 vocabulary development.
  • Ideas for supporting learners to move towards using academic language where appropriate.
  • Strategies which keep the cognitive challenge high while supporting with the language demands.

Your trainer, Karen

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Karen Warwick joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has worked as an EAL specialist teacher in a range of primary schools as part of a large EAL team in London and Wales for the past 22 years. More recently Karen has worked in this field in an independent capacity. Building capacity and promoting inclusive EAL provision and practices in schools has been central to her work. She has worked closely with EAL families including asylum seeker families and families from the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme (SRRP) at a school level. Karen has delivered in-service EAL training in a range of contexts to schools and has always enjoyed this aspect of her work. She has an MA in Education and a CELTA qualification.

Who should register for the webinar

This event is aimed at primary school staff, including:

  • Senior leaders responsible for teaching and learning.
  • Middle leaders: heads of humanities’ faculties.
  • EAL co-ordinators.
  • Class teachers.
  • ITT mentors.
  • Trainee teachers.

For the event for secondary school staff, visit this page.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.
  • Ability to pose questions regarding teaching strategies and resources.
  • Links to recommended resources and further reading.
  • 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 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:

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.

Ticket sales end Thursday 2 December 2pm.

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