What’s the Big Idea for 2018 ? “Language in Abundance”, Language Acquisition, development, Transfer and sustaining across school
levels and curriculum domains.
Language in abundance environments ‘drip’ with language availability and attention, where noticing and relevant use of words allow for deeper, wider, more specific and precise, context appropriate language expression…leading to knowing at deeper and broader levels. Dr. Jannie Van Hees
What is MY responsibility as a COL teacher:
Conduct a mean as inquiry at your level/s in your subject/s Language in Abundance is the lens Share it really well Help each other Visit online/offline, debate, discuss, challenge, suggest
Russell spoke about how some year 2s didn’t know the concept of a rectangle, and he spoke to a teacher whos high school students didn’t understand the word texture. This lack of vocab and understanding of words and concepts is really holding our …