ITT and EAL: Language for Learning (Webinar)

This webinar will introduce the Foundation's second EAL module (Language for Learning) for ITT providers, and explore how it might be used.

Nearly half of all teachers in England will be working with pupils from diverse backgrounds, and superdiversity in schools is becoming the norm. Ensuring that student teachers are prepared to meet the needs of pupils who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) as part of their initial teacher education is essential, due to the scale of this challenge, and the need to ensure that their teaching practices are fully reflective of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Following on from Module 1, the Bell Foundation has recently launched a second evidence-informed, free to download EAL module for ITT providers with a focus on preparing student teachers to meet the language demands of the curriculum. Like Module 1, this module has been carefully designed to allow ITT providers to run the training session themselves. This webinar will introduce ITT providers to the Module and provide clear guidance on how the materials might be used.

This webinar will explore:

  • Why we have developed a second ITE module on EAL
  • What is the new ITE module (Language for Learning)
  • Design features of the new module
  • Suggestions for how it might be used

Your trainer, Sheila

Photo of Sheila Hopkins, Trainer

Sheila Hopkins joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has previous experience as an EAL specialist in primary and secondary education and over 15 years of experience as a teacher educator in continued professional development and initial teacher training programmes at the university level in the United States. She holds an MA in TESOL along with qualifications in primary and ESL teaching. Among her most rewarding work has been the management of numerous grants providing training to teachers and administrators working with EAL students in partnership with local schools and education authorities. Her professional interests include academic language development through the lens of functional linguistics and promoting an assets-based approach to working with multilingual students and families.

Who should register for the webinar

  • ITT providers
  • Higher Education institutes accredited to provide ITE

Why you should register for this webinar

  • Ability to pose questions regarding supporting the learning of EAL pupils during and after school closures
  • A great opportunity for school staff to have direct access to expert advice
  • 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: webinar@bell-foundation.org.uk

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 19 January 2pm.

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