Professional learning

Australia’s engagement with Asia: online course

An exciting online offering (requires PETAA membership). This video-based, interactive and collaborative course, presented by Rod Yule and moderated by Jennifer Asha links to the Australian Curriculum learning areas for English and Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography) for Years 3 to 6 and relates especially to the cross curriculum priority Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia. Learn anywhere. The course is open from 14 May to 14 June

The course is based one a three-part video presentation by educator, teacher and global citizenship advocate Rod Yule with an intensive focus on approaches to explicit teaching of persuasion texts, multimodal literacy, and reading comprehension strategies and references units and resources on the Global Words website. Learning is extended by the opportunity to interact with the course moderator Jennifer Asha and with colleagues on a dedicated wikispace, to share and develop your own ideas for classroom activities.

Completing this course will contribute 5.5 hours of  online learning addressing 2.2.2, 2.4.2, 3.2.2 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient accreditation.

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Webinar — Integrating the teaching of English and global citizenship education for Years 3–8

A webinar to support and extend understanding of how Global Words can be used in the classroom, presented by Dr Lorraine McDonald.

As an aid to the webinar, download the Global Words catalogue (.pdf 5.5 MB).

Webinar overview

At the centre of both global citizenship education and the study of English is the aim of supporting students to become ethical, thoughtful and informed citizens, predisposed to take action for change. Global Words resources support teachers to implement the Australian Curriculum: English and the Global Perspectives framework. The webinar provides:

  • an overview, unpacking interactive and downloadable aspects, with suggestions of classroom work relevant to teachers across the three education levels
  • further support in understanding the Global Perspectives framework that underpins Global Words
  • guidance in using the Australian Curriculum
  • reflection on the four domains of Sustainability, Refugees and migration, Indigenous peoples and Australia and its engagement with Asia, focussing on relevance to the Australian Curriculum: English (and NSW English K-8 syllabuses), while also addressing aspects of geography and HSIE/SOSE.

Build on your use of Global Words in the classroom by contributing student work samples. For news of further professional learning opportunities, keep in touch with Global Words on Facebook.