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Friday, October 7 • 13:30 - 14:30
The power of connections to support emergent bilinguals: SPELTAC (Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum) LIMITED

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Supporting emergent bilinguals and English language learning is one of the most important constants of our work as international educators. 'We are all language teachers' will sound familiar to many. Yet, how do we sustain and differentiate professional development for English language teaching across the curriculum in international schools? How can we continue the conversation about how to support all learners who are learning on a bilingual continuum? Do traditional 'sit-and-get' models of professional development really serve this part of our work or should this be an ongoing part of educators' learning, one that is constantly explored, revisited and strengthened?

For the 2016/2017 school year the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) has opted for an in-house training model that leverages social media and documentation for learning as professional development for language teaching across the curriculum. SPELTAC, Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum, is an innovative model of professional learning that extends cross-curricular English language teaching practices in the context of 21st century learning. This session will explain how SPELTAC has the potential to facilitate collaborative learning, model and enthuse teachers to implement 21st century literacy practices, make visible what is needed in a school, celebrate growth and achievement and create institutional memory.


Marcelle Houterman

EAL teacher, International School of Phnom Penh

Friday October 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:30 GMT+07