Resources

Research paper released April 2017 on Teenagers reading habits is available here.

Resource based on film about singer/songwriter Paul Kelly

A "taster" of a free teaching resource being developed by ETANSW can be downloaded here Paul Kelly Resource Taster

New book co-edited by Catherine Beavis

A PDF flyer providing details of a new book entitled "Literacy in 3D: An integrated perspective in theory and practice" and co-edited by ETAQ Patron Professor Catherine Beavis can be downloaded here Literacy in 3D_v6_NO

Misuse of statistics re teacher performance

A paper on the misuse of statistics on teacher performance by newspapers and some education authorities is available here TeacherPerformanceAbusersOfStatistics. The author is Margaret Wu of Victoria University in Melbourne.

Recommended Class Texts

At our March 2010 seminar, teachers were asked to recommend texts that they use in their school.  They are listed in the files below.

New free resource for English teachers

A free new resource for English teachers is the Reading Australia website at www.readingaustralia.com.au

This valuable project has been initiated by the Copyright Agency and involves collaboration with the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), the English Teachers Association NSW, and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA).

It is planned that this project will be ongoing but the titles currently included in the secondary section are: Blackrock by Nick Enright, Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, Collected Poems 1943  1995, Gwen Harwood, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, Stasiland by Anna Funder, Swallow the Air by Tara June Winch, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, The Boat by Nam Le, The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper. For each title there are teaching resources including a critical essay. Some books in the primary section could also be useful in the lower secondary school

Upcoming Events

50th Anniversary Social Events

Pre-conference birthday celebration will be held on Friday 18th August from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Balcony 2, Bernadette Centre  of Lourdes Hill College. Drinks and finger food will be served. On this occasion, we will honour all those illustrious teachers who have been awarded a Peter Botsman Award. Later Nick Earls will entert...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   5:30 PM
Date:   Friday 18th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Annual State Conference - 2017

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF ETAQ Annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 19 August, 2017 at Lourdes Hill College. Keynote speakers are Larissa McLean- Davies, University of Melbourne,  and Markus Zusak.  As we have record attendance registrations will open at 8am on Saturday morning. If you are driving allow yoursel...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 19th August 2017
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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