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This webinar launches a series of self-study modules for early career teachers (ECTs) and ECT mentors focused on working with learners using English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Nearly one in five learners in England today are multilingual, yet a recent report from the Department for Education (DfE), "Working lives of teachers and leaders" (April 2023), found that early career teachers felt least prepared to teach in multilingual classrooms compared to all other training areas.
With this in mind, The Bell Foundation is excited to launch a new series of freely available self-study training modules for early career teachers (ECTs) and ECT mentors. The new modules, which align to the standards of the Early Career Framework, are designed to support ECTs to learn and apply distinct multilingual approaches that promote learning and opportunities for all pupils using EAL.
This webinar will give an overview of the new modules, exploring how they can be most effectively used by both teachers and mentors.
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Sheila Hopkins has been with The Bell Foundation since 2020. She holds an MA in TESOL plus qualifications in primary education and EAL teaching. She has worked as an EAL specialist in schools and as an EAL educator in initial teacher training and continued professional development courses at the university level in the United States. Her EAL work with The Bell Foundation focuses on initial teacher education, early career teachers and senior leaders.
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