DEC Scan Journal : February 2013
Volume 32, February 2013 45 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Some of the strategies from the filming were used in the workshop. The agenda included: • curriculum writing • teaching literacy • creating digital resources • immersion teaching • games in the language classroom • technology in the language classroom • unpacking the NSW syllabus • developing protocols for Aboriginal language programs in NSW schools. Here are sample Gamilaraay language resources that were used in the workshop as models for creating resources in other Aboriginal languages. Primary school Aboriginal language teachers investigating at NSW Aboriginal Languages syllabus K–10, analysing outcomes for classroom practice implementation. Back row: Lionel Lovett, Ray Kelly, Caroline Bradshaw, Aunty Gladys Quinlan, Aunty Esther Quinlin, Ron Wardrop Front row: Jye Simon, Ros Nean, Priscilla Grimes Jonathan Hill and Gordon Campbell demonstrating an immersion conversation using mobile phones Gamilaraay Elders, Aunty Colleen McGrady and Aunty Maureen Sultar creating a language immersion lesson Karen Cochrain, Melissa Buchanan, Lionel Lovett and Ron Wardrop sharing a language game Highlights of the workshop included the social event, with a selection of Aboriginal bush tucker, Uncle Charlie Bradshaw and Koorioke. A relaxing and entertaining evening was spent enjoying the musical talent of Aboriginal language teachers. [Editor’s note: Aboriginal education resource guides are available on the Scan website.] Aunty Colleen McGrady creating a language resource Aunty Esther Quinlan creating a language immersion lesson. View the slideshow.