Foundation skills teaching tips: Webinar series 2 recordings

Build it in: Teaching tips to build learners’ foundation skills within adult education and training

Participants of our Foundation Skills Teaching Tips webinar series, provided positive feedback and suggestions for further webinars. Taking the ideas on board, we recently offered three (3) NEW webinars. This webinar series continues the Teaching Tips theme – instruction strategies, resources, suggestions  – to build learners’ foundation skills within the vocational training context. However, these new webinars focus on specific considerations and strategies relevant to three different learner groups.

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  1. Teaching Tips for TAE trainers delivering and assessing TAELLN411
  2. Teaching tips for trainers with young adult learners (GenY/Z)
  3. Teaching tips for trainers delivering training with ESL learners

The Teaching Tips for trainers delivering and assessing TAELLN411 embraces both tips to assist Trainers to deliver the TAELLN411 unit, and Teaching Tips to build learners’ foundation skills.

Each webinar is presented in three sections:

  • what are the shared understandings about this focus ?
  • why is it important to consider specific needs?
  • suggested Teaching Tips approaches and instruction strategies – including elearning tools or approaches.

Why these webinars may be relevant to your needs:

  • The TAELLN411 unit has now been endorsed by the AISC as a compulsory unit for the TAE40116. There may be more demand for this unit.
  • Trainers are reporting increased numbers of learners with English as a second language
  • Statistically, 15-29 year old learners make up the largest cohort of VET learners (NCVER, 2015)

As one participant said:

“The strategies featured here are also relevant to many learners”

Webinar series purchase options

The webinar recordings include  the power point commentary from the presenters: Chemène Sinson, Ann Leske, Allison Miller , and Michael Coghlan (webinar 3) (profiles below). Explanation, key points, examples, and more tips are revealed. You can also see the participant strategies and comments in the chat box.

With each purchase, the matching power point/s will also be provided. Each power point includes links to relevant content and suggested resource.

The following purchasing options are available, accessed

  • one or two webinars $25 each
  • three webinars (the series) for $60

Purchase webinars here: 

Build it in: Tips to build foundation skill webinar series
Webinar 1: Teaching Tips for TAELLN411 trainers $25.00 AUD
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Webinar 2: Teaching Tips for Gen Y/Z learners$25.00 AUD
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Webinar 3: Teaching Tips for ESL learners $25.00 AUD
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 All three webinars: $60 AUD
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What the webinar series covers

Webinar 1 – Teaching tips for TAE trainers delivering and assessing the TAELLN411

This webinar is designed for TAE trainers, to help them get new ideas to effectively deliver and assess TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills.  TAELLN411 participants have diverse profiles, industries and needs in relation to this unit and it can be challenging to meet all needs within TAELLN411 training.

This webinar covers:

  • TAELLN411 learners: their characteristics and needs
  • Instructional tips: approaches, resources and support:
    • Acknowledging why this unit is important
    • Teaching priorities:  build knowledge, skill and willingness to explore more–can’t cover everything in TAELLN411 training
    • What the LLN specialists want us to emphasise
    • Tailoring delivery for different industries
  • Strategies for ongoing professional development opportunities for TAELLN411 trainers.

Webinar 2 – Teaching tips for trainers with young adult learners (Gen Y/ Z)

Young adult learners live in a world with 24/7 access to information through the mobile devices, and where they are continuously connected through social media. This often means that they have different expectations for how they will access and engage in their training.  They may also need more experiences to develop the foundation skills needed for a workplace environment.

This webinar covers:

  • Understanding young adult learners’ different learning needs
  • Tailoring teaching strategies to address foundation skills gaps which incorporate young adult learner expectations
  • Creating ongoing opportunities for building young adult learners’ foundation skills

Webinar 3 – Teaching tips for trainers with ESL learners

Delivering training in adult training and assessment environments involves facilitating diverse groups of learners, including students with English as a Second Language or ESL learners.  ESL learners require a range of strategies to help them build their foundation skills for functioning in an Australian workplace.

This webinar covers:

  • Understanding the differing foundation skill needs of ESL students
  • Tailoring teaching strategies to address ESL learners’ foundation skills
  • Creating ongoing opportunities for building ESL learners’ foundation skills

Ideal for

  • Adult educators – VET, ACE or L&D trainers
  • ‘Management’ – anyone in a position to influence foundation skills support systems or strategies in their organisation
  • People currently studying any TAE LLN unit or qualification

If you:

  • are interested in specific Teaching Tips for each of the ACSF core skills, then our Build it in: Teaching tips to build learners’ foundation skills within adult education and training webinar series may be what you are looking for.
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About the facilitators

P1000219 copy (3) cropped Ann Leske has been involved in education and training for 17 years as an Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy teacher, Project Manager, researcher, and innovator. Ann has contributed to published outcomes that have influenced others and provided new approaches. Ann leads professional development and consultations across Australia which enable workplaces, RTOs, and teachers to obtain LLN insight and confidently approach LLN delivery. Ann has taught LLN and VET teachers the current Language Literacy and Numeracy Certificate IV units and Graduate level qualifications.

Chemene-SinsonChemène Sinson is a learning and development consultant who specialises in TAE qualifications and other non-accredited programs.  She has extensive experience consulting, designing and delivering TAE Certificate IV and Diploma programs for various private, community, government and industry-based RTOs. In recent years she has focused her own professional development on language, literacy and numeracy development through VET.

Ann and Chemène have joined forces to create the LLN and VET Meeting Place, an intersection of LLN and VET practitioners. They are delighted to have Allison Miller of Digital Capability and Michael Coghlan join them for this workshop series and contribute their expertise.

Allison MillerAllison Miller has been a professional learning and business development leader for 20 years. She is the director and principal consultant of Vanguard Visions, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge e-business and e-learning solutions, and provides essential connected services. Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational development).  She also leads the Digital Capability – Doing it Smarter online community, the ePortfolios Australia professional network and the national Moodle-Mahara Meetup event..

michael_cMichael Coghlan is an associate consultant with Vanguard Visions.  Michael has been working as a creator, facilitator and thinker around elearning environments since 1997. He was a co-founder of the Webheads online community, and currently works as an elearning facilitator for the adult vocational and training sector in Australia, and as an independent elearning consultant. Michael has presented at several national and international conferences as a keynote or invited speaker, and designed and delivered courses on English as a Second Language (ESL).