Fri, 10 Nov|
Charles Darwin University Blue 2A
LTANT 2023 Annual Conference: Achieving Success in the Language Classroom
The Language Teachers’ Association of the Northern Territory (LTANT) with the support of the Professional Teachers’ Association of the NT and Charles Darwin University invite all language teachers of the Northern Territory to the LTANT Conference of 2023.
Time & Location
10 Nov, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Charles Darwin University Blue 2A, Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina NT 0810, Australia
About the Event
The Language Teachers’ Association of the Northern Territory (LTANT) with the support of the Professional Teachers’ Association of the NT and Charles Darwin University invite all LTANT members to the Annual Conference for 2023.
Keynote Speaker 1: Andrew Scrimgeour – A research fellow at the University of South Australia. He has undertaken research and development of language curriculum and language teacher professional learning since the early 1980s. He currently undertakes research and presents internationally on issues in Chinese language education with a focus on literacy development, and curriculum design for Chinese language learning in schools, including in intensive language learning contexts. He co-authored Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: The Way of the Learner with Dr Jane Orton in 2019.
Keynote Speaker 2: Marisa Schiavi is the EAL/D & Languages Coordinator at Catholic Education Western Australia and President of MLTAWA. With a rich academic and professional background in TESOL, Languages Education and Educational Leadership, Marisa advocates equity and strength-based approaches for student success within multicultural and multilingual contexts.
Ken Rowley: Teaching and Learning Advisor Department of Education: Modified Subjects
Yvette Slaughter: Yvette Slaughter works at the University of Melbourne working with language teachers at the early childhood, primary and secondary levels.
Mark Christie: Director Digital Initiatives, Northern Territory Government. Specialises in eLearning and training development in Australia and Asia.
Luke Carter: Director EALD, Bilingual Education, ILC and Culturally Responsive Learning, Department of Education
Lynn-Maree Harvey: French Teacher at St Philip's College with decades of experience in teaching language.
Yuta Maseuda: Has had extensive experience teaching Japanese to English speaking children over 25 years total in Nagoya, Hawaii, Beijing, Hong Kong, Phuket and Alice Springs.
Member Sharing: Candice Slingerland (DoE), Lynn-Maree Harvey (St Philip's College) + more
8:45 Welcome & Housekeeping
8:50 Welcome to Country
9:00 Keynote Address – Achieving Success – Andrew Scrimgeour Uni SA
It is often said that languages are failing to achieve the levels of success that policy makers would
hope for - especially when data on year 12 enrolments is one of the few reference points available,
and where curriculum standards are higher than what is deemed possible in the time allocated to
language learning. If these 'external forces' are hindering our sense of success, what can we do to
realign our work, and establish realistic expectations of what learners will achieve and why these
matter - in the years in which they do engage in language learning?
9:45 Immerse Me Presentation
10:30 Morning Tea
11:00 Keynote Address - Assisting All Students to Achieve Success through Differentiation
- Marisa Schiavi CEWA
The session “Assisting All Students to Achieve Success through Differentiation” will guide
participants through an exploration of effective strategies for catering to the needs of diverse
learners through the implementation of strength-based and equity-driven approaches.
11:45 Updates in the NT – Candice Slingerland Department of Education
12:00 Workshop 1:
- Alternate Senior Language Programs (Programs that can start in Middle School) – Ken Rowley DoE
- Success in the Primary School – Yvette Slaughter Uni Melb
1:15 Workshop 2:
- Whole School Language Policy Session 4 – Andrew Scrimgeour Uni SA
- Multimedia Story Telling with Adobe – Mark Christie DoE
- Success with the ILC – Luke Carter DoE
2:00 Workshop 3:
- Chinese Teachers Workshop – Andrew Scrimgeour Uni SA
- The Language Teacher’s Toolkit for Success – Lynn-Maree Harvey
- Practical Differentiation Pedagogy – Yuta Masuda
2:45 Member Sharing:
- AFMLTA Conference: Learner Perspectives Candice Slingerland & Jordan Gardner
- Penpal Opportunities – Lynn-Maree Harvey
3:30 2023 - Outstanding Educator Awards & Life Membership
If you are a financial member of LTANT and are interested in one of the grant options, please see the Members Area for further details. 2023 Grant Application forms | LTANT
Please RSVP for LTANT's Annual Conference by Friday 3rd November.