ETAQ E-pistle 20-12
Paid project work opportunity – materials for the Australian Curriculum
AATE has entered into an agreement with ALEA and PETAA to produce and develop a series of teaching/learning sequences which will be directly aligned with the Australian Curriculum: English. These materials will be published on-line on a designated site linked to each of the participating associations’ websites for use by English teachers across the country.
Our project, English for the Australian Curriculum On-Line, is being funded and directed by Education Services Australia (ESA) as part of its Supporting the Australian Curriculum On-Line (SACOL) project.
AATE will be preparing and developing four teaching and learning sequences covering years 7 to 10 (one per year level). See the Project Brief for more details. The Project Brief has been posted to the Australian Curriculum Page to be found under the Discussions tab on the ETAQ website at http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=881.
At this stage we are calling for either recommendations or expressions of interest from appropriately qualified and experienced educators from state and territory ETAs who might be interested in writing for these year level projects.
- Individual or Corporate membership of a state or territory ETA;
- Current or very recent best-practice English teaching experience;
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the Australian Curriculum;
- Demonstrated successful experience in writing for publication, and preferably, for digital delivery;
- Willingness to work closely and co-operatively within a rigorous editorial process;
- Ability to meet strict deadlines.
If you are interested in taking part in this exciting joint project please contact the Project Officer via email at the address below, enclosing a brief summary CV and the names of two referees from your ETA. Similarly, if you would like to recommend individuals for this project, please get in touch with them and then advise the Project Officer of their contact details.
A total of $5,000.00 will be paid for the successful completion of each unit, with progress payments negotiated at various milestones. All relevant expenses will be covered with some interstate travel being required, especially at the commencement of the work. There will be a writers’ briefing session in Sydney on Saturday, 14th July which successful applicants will need to attend. All travel and accommodation costs involved with the Sydney meeting will be funded by the project.
The project will run from the 14th July through to December 2012, with publication scheduled for April, 2013.
Apologies for the short notice, but EoIs need to reach the Project Officer by no later than cob Monday 2nd July.
Project Officer details: Phil Page, AATE EFAC Project Leader, Telephone (03) 6263 2207 Mobile: 0409 438 625, email: email@example.com
Feedback on ACARA’s draft senior English courses
Members are urged to find the time to contribute to ETAQ’s response to the ACARA draft senior English subjects.
A draft response to the suite of senior English subjects proposed by ACARA for the Australian Curriculum has been posted to the “Australian Curriculum” Page to be found under the Discussions tab on the ETAQ website at http://www.etaq.org.au/?page_id=881
Any feedback should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakfast to help homeless women
Kathleen Noonan, the Courier-Mail columnist who was our guest speaker at last year’s Literary Spring Breakfast in Brisbane has advised of the following event which some members may wish to attend.
- Breakfast with speaker Ronni Kahn, CEO and founder of Australia’s largest food rescue charity, OzHarvest
- Date: Thursday 28 June 2012; Time 7.15am for 7.30am – 9am; Venue Customs House, 399 Queen Street; Cost $70 incl GST; RSVP Wednesday 20 June 2012
- To book, contact Cheryl le Cerf email@example.com 3853 5816
President, The English Teachers Association of Queensland (ETAQ)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012