2018 ALPAA Symposium Scaffolding Academic Language
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 ALPAA symposium will be held in Adelaide, South Australia on Saturday 29th September. The topic is 'Scaffolding Academic Language', presented by Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, following their recent research on this topic and the publication by PETAA of their teacher resource book Teaching with Intent. The research has resulted in a revised scaffolding teaching sequence which is intended to complement the scaffolded teaching sequence used by AL practitioners to teach literacy through literature.
Helen and Bronwyn are pleased to be working in the symposium with AL practitioners, whose understanding of language and pedagogy will be in advance of some other teacher groups. They are looking forward to responses and feedback.