High School Preparation COP Symposium 2022

Sustainable Recovery in High School Preparation Courses

Date: Friday 11/11/2022

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Venue: Level 14, Room 14.14, 1 William Street, Brisbane

CPD Points: 10

Cost: $10 (to cover catering)

The purpose of this event is to provide a community space for centres providing School Preparation (HSP & PSP) courses to share experiences and knowledge as the ELT community recovers from the pandemic. This workshop will feature presentations by experts in the field of School Preparation followed by a Q&A Panel discussion.

In this workshop presenters and Q&A panel members will focus on identifying recovery needs and elements of sustainable recovery.

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Presenters and Q&A Panel Members:

Ms Andrea Pugh
Director of Studies (High School Preparation)
Queensland Department of Education

Andrea holds a MA in Applied Linguistics and degree in Education. She has been teaching in Queensland for 30 years. Her recent step into the world of online teaching and learning has been enjoyable and intense as it stretched her IT skills and created new opportunities for building rapport with students in an online space. She is passionate about ELT and takes pride in seeing her students gain confidence in both their digital and English language skills

Ms Tanya Arnold
Academic Manager
All Saints Anglican School

Ms Tracie Collura
Secondary School Preparation Program Co-Ordinator/ Facilitator
Union Institute of Language

Tracie is privileged to have been teaching for over 36 years. In that time, she has taught in the Queensland State system and the private language sector. She has a MED TESOL and Cambridge Trainer qualification, among being a very proud mother of two amazing children. Tracie’s teaching philosophy has always been to teach and respect the whole person, not just the student, something that has proved vital when working with international students on their way to high school.

In addition to the featured presenters, additional members of the community will be invited to participate in the panel Q&A.

This activity is supported by Study Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland.

Validation & Moderation and Transition in School Preparation Courses

This workshop explores two themes: Validation and Moderation in HSP and Transition in HSP

This workshop features three presentations from experts in the management of School Preparation Courses and an interactive Q&A session.

Workshop Presenters and abstracts:

Michael Bos
Foundation Director
Moreton Bay Colleges

Michael will explore Validation and Moderation in HSP. He will take us through  the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework’s principles pertaining to validation and moderation and will highlight some of the challenges associated with conducting Moderation and Validation in school Preparation Courses.

Venessa Newbery
Director of Studies
Hills International College

Vanessa will touch on what we mean by Transition in High School Preparation, and how this concept has evolved over time. She will reflect on when transition actually begins and will share some ways that educators can help HSP students prepare for mainstream, from the very start of their course.

David Ferguson
Deputy Head of International Operations
John Paul College

David will look at how Transition from School Preparation to ‘Main School’ is not a point in time on the student journey. To measure successful transition and successful School Preparation, David recommends the need to look for feedback well beyond the point of transition.