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Digital translation tools for EAL Learners

Digital Translation Tools for EAL Learners

Target Group – Upper Primary & Secondary PSAs, ASNTs and Class Teachers

Maximum Participants – 30

Number of hours out with – 1.5

Sectors – Upper Primary & Secondary

Cutoff date – 21/11/23

Subject – Literacy

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 4-5.30 pm

Venue: Inverness High School

HGIOS – 2.3 – Learning, teaching and assessment

HGIOS – 3.2 – Raising attainment and achievement

Aim – To upskill staff in digital translation tools to then support EAL pupils.

Content – During this training we will cover how to use key translation tools which are accessible to pupils on their Chromebooks such as Google Translate, Read & Write and OrbitNote.  There will be opportunities to practise using these tools during the session.

Notes: If possible, could attendees bring a Highland Council laptop or Chromebook to the training. Tea and coffee will be available.

SATEAL Teachmeet

SATEAL Teachmeet – November 23rd 2023 – 1630 to 1730

Come along to hear from guest speakers supporting bilingualism in schools.  Our Teachmeets focus on aspects of English as an Additional Language and are organised but informal sessions with 5 to 10 min slots for various speakers to share good practice, practical innovations, and personal insights in teaching. Created by teachers, for teachers.

Currently, the guest speakers are:

Kamil Trzebiatowski – TBC

Silvia Fiddes – 10 minutes: Ukrainian Refugees and Trauma: some tips and tools

Stuart Scott – 5 minutes: Introducing our relaunched Joined in Thinking blog

Oksana Gladina – 10 minutes: How to support Ukrainian learners

Karen Faulds – 5 minutes: Multilingualism through Art

The event is free to sign up to and online, just follow the link, and please consider following SATEAL on Eventbrite to hear about more events throughout the year.

EAL Training

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SATEAL Teachmeet – November 23rd 2023 – 1630 to 1730

Come along to hear from guest speakers supporting bilingualism in schools.  Our Teachmeets focus on aspects of English as an Additional Language and are organised but informal sessions with 5 to 10 min slots for various speakers to share good practice, practical innovations, and personal insights in teaching. Created by teachers, for teachers.

Currently, the guest speakers are:

Kamil Trzebiatowski – TBC

Silvia Fiddes – 10 minutes: Ukrainian Refugees and Trauma: some tips and tools

Stuart Scott – 5 minutes: Introducing our relaunched Joined in Thinking blog

Oksana Gladina – 10 minutes: How to support Ukrainian learners

Karen Faulds – 5 minutes: Multilingualism through Art

The event is free to sign up to and online, just follow the link, and please consider following SATEAL on Eventbrite to hear about more events throughout the year.

Digital Translation Tools for EAL Learners

Target Group – Upper Primary & Secondary PSAs, ASNTs and Class Teachers

Maximum Participants – 30

Number of hours out with – 1.5

Sectors – Upper Primary & Secondary

Cutoff date – 21/11/23

Subject – Literacy

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 4-5.30 pm

Venue: Inverness High School

HGIOS – 2.3 – Learning, teaching and assessment

HGIOS – 3.2 – Raising attainment and achievement

Aim – To upskill staff in digital translation tools to then support EAL pupils.

Content – During this training we will cover how to use key translation tools which are accessible to pupils on their Chromebooks such as Google Translate, Read & Write and OrbitNote.  There will be opportunities to practise using these tools during the session.

Notes: If possible, could attendees bring a Highland Council laptop or Chromebook to the training. Tea and coffee will be available.

 

SUPPORTING EAL PUPILS IN NURSERY 

Alison Roy and Jenny Gray present a 40 minute recorded training opportunity for staff in E.LC.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting EAL Pupils in Nursery: slides (with links)

 

SUPPORTING NEW TO ENGLISH PUPILS IN PRIMARY 

Jenny Gray and Alison Roy present a 1 hour 15 minute recorded training opportunity for primary staff on how to support  New to English or Early acquisition EAL pupils in primary school.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting New to English EAL Pupils in Primary: slides (with links)

 

SUPPORTING NEW TO ENGLISH PUPILS IN SECONDARY 

Jenny Gray and Alison Roy present a 1 hour 15 minute recorded training opportunity for secondary staff on how to support  New to English or Early acquisition EAL pupils in secondary school.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting new to English EAL Pupils in Secondary: slides (with links)

Read and Write for Google Chrome-Highland Guidance

Please note: in order to access R&W, staff must ‘sync’ their Chrome accounts in order for the extension to appear.

Follow this link for a guide on how to do this.

Highland Literacy have posted resources page links for Google Read and Write.

This is a great Google extension for EAL learners (and pupils with literacy difficulties) with many tools to support pupils learning, all in one place: a reader,  a translator, a PDF reader/annotator, predictive text and many more.

Follow the link below to discover what they all do.

Understanding and Supporting Multilingual Language and Literacy

Good link to a CPD session hosted by LALCO (Language and Literacy Research Group) looking at:-

  1. Teachers’ beliefs about meeting the literacy needs of pupils learning English as an additional language
  2. Bilingualism and (bi)literacy: myths, facts and challenges
  3. Early reading in languages other than English: similarities, differences and transfer
  4. Multi-contextual vocabulary instruction for children learning English as an additional language

You can also sign up to the network to access future resources and research findings.