Adaptive Teaching with a Humanities Lens (Secondary)

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 secondary 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.
  • Strategies to support learners with responding to exam questions.

Your trainer, Caroline

Caroline Bruce joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in June 2020, having taught English (Key Stages 3-5) in a city academy for almost 20 years, and more recently, also co-ordinated the provision for learners using English as an additional language. She worked closely with students and their families, planned and delivered CPL for staff, and liaised with external agencies including the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, and the University of Nottingham. Caroline was appointed as an Advanced Practitioner in EAL by Nottingham’s IDEAL provision. From 2002 until 2004, Caroline volunteered with VSO, training in-service secondary teachers and helping to develop a sustainable and effective teacher training programme in northern Laos. Caroline is currently acting as Training Manager for The Bell Foundation.

Who should register for the webinar

This event is aimed at secondary school staff, including:

  • Senior leaders responsible for teaching and learning.
  • Middle leaders: heads of humanities’ faculties.
  • EAL co-ordinators.
  • Subject teachers. e.g. geography, history and religious studies.
  • ITT mentors.
  • Trainee teachers.

For the event for primary 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 Wednesday 1 December 2pm.

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