Senate inquiry into NAPLAN
A draft submission to the Senate inquiry into NAPLAN has been posted to the Discussions page of the ETAQ website at http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=92. Member comment is invited to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to have a say, you’ll need to be quick as the deadline for submissions is this coming Friday, 7 June. Read more
Presenters required for Brisbane August seminar
ETAQ’s second half-day seminar in Brisbane for the year will be conducted at Brigidine College in Ward Street, Indooroopilly on Saturday 17 August. The theme is “Across Cultures” and the keynote speaker is author Alice Pung.
Proposals are now sought for workshop sessions to flesh out the program. Such proposals are requested by Thursday 27 June. A Date Claimer & Call for Presenters document was included in the most recent mailing and can also be downloaded from the website here http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=768 . Registration at the event is complimentary for session presenters. The convenors hope that a range of proposals will be forthcoming. Read more
AATE/ALEA national conference masterclasses
On Thursday 4 July, the day immediately prior to this year’s AATE/ALEA national conference, a selection of full-day masterclasses is being conducted at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus. If you’re unable to attend the full conference, this would be a great way to capitalize on this national event being conducted in Brisbane.
The offerings are listed on the conference website at http://www.englishliteracyconference.com.au/index.php?id=70&year=1 . All those listed are operating with the exception of the cultural tour. Spaces are available in all groups but especially in: Writing poetry, Storytelling, and Teaching Shakespeare. Read more
Just 2 days for earlybird national conference registration
The significantly cheaper earlybird registration period for this year’s AATE/ALEA joint national conference closes this week – Tuesday 30 April. To realise these savings you need to act now. Read more