Welcome to the Christchurch Primary PLC blog!

The purpose of this blog is to provide a central place for all ESOL PLC cluster information.

Our goal is to update each page at least once a term.

Along the top of the blog you will see tabs that link to:
• Meeting agenda, handouts and minutes
• Hot spot summaries 
• Cluster library updates and reviews
• Advisor updates from Gaylene at UC EdPlus
International Students and Code of Practice information
• CANTESOL and TESOLANZ information
• Recommended resources
• Festivals and celebrations
• Information about TESOL qualifications

Watch this space for information about 2018 meetings . . . . 

2017 Aho Tapu (language learning thread): Innovative practice for ELLs in Flexible Learning Environments (FLEs)

Term 1: Week 8 - Wednesday 22 March

Leading innovative practice for ELLs in Flexible Learning Environments: The role of the Principal, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Literacy Leader/s, ESOL Coordinator, ESOL Specialist Teachers and FLE Mainstream Teachers.

Guest Speaker - Gaylene Price

Hotspot - Kirsten Aaron - Peer Tutors

Sharing Time - Current Job Descriptions 

Venue: Ilam School
Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

Term 2: Week 8 - Wednesday 21 June
Implementation of specialist ESOL programmes and supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) across the curriculum in FLEs: What planning, programming and delivery could, should or might look like.
Guest Speaker/s: Kate Morgan - DP at Merrin School
Venue: Lemonwood Grove School - Te Uru Tarata - 540 E Maddison's Road, Rolleston
Hotspot - The new International Code of Practice
Sharing Time - What evidence can support ESOL Teachers to meet the Practising Teacher Criteria
Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

Term 3: Week 8 - Wednesday 13 September

Enhancing the learning of ELLs in FLEs using digital technologies: What is available, and why should we use it? What does the research say?

Guest Speaker - Linda Edwards - Master of Computer Assisted Language Learning (MCALL)
Hotspot - to be advised
Sharing Time - digital tools, software...
Venue: Banks Avenue School
Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

Term 4: Week 5 - Wednesday 15 November

Moderation and assessment of ELLs against the English Language Learning Progressions and in relation to the National Standards: Making this work in FLEs.

Guest Speaker Gaylene Price

Hotspot - ELA Contract
Sharing Time - to be advised
Venue: Clearview School
Time: 9:15am-12:15pm

To contribute to this blog or suggest ideas feel welcome to email any of the blog administrators. We would also appreciate knowing if any part of the blog is not working so we can fix it!

Kirsten Aaron: kirsten.aaron@ilam.school.nz
Kath O'Regan: kath.oregan@fendalton.school.nz
Margie Askin-Jarden: margie.askin-jarden@riccartonprimary.school.nz