Mad month of May

Written on the 18 June 2016

Mad PD Madness


May was a huge month for ETAQ PD in Brisbane with 4 great PD events in May (and on June 4) including:
Beginning Teachers Day (May 7) with keynote by Jessica Matthew entitled Beginnings, Challenges and Aspirations: First Year and Beyond. Thanks again to Brigidine College for hosting this event and to Melanie Wild for organising this event, for the third time around. We are excited that another early career teacher, Melissa Blacklock, is preparing to take over the reins in 2017.


Differentiating for EALD Learners (May 14) with Dr Jennifer Alford and Gae Nastasi presenting. This new event struck a chord with attendees who spent part of the time workshopping their approach to their own classes. Thanks to Kelvin Grove State College for hosting the day and Laura Cooke for organising.


Seminar 2: Script, Stage and Screen in the English Classroom (May 21) with Associate Professor Jane Stadler and Dr Linda Hassall. Attendees enjoyed the tour de force into these important realms of English teaching, reminding all of the range of resources and perspectives that can be brought to our classroom teaching. Thanks to The Gap State High School for the hosting and Diana Briscoe and Bronwyn Darben for organising.


Garry's Grammar Day (June 4) where Garry offered day 2 in his series aimed to equip teachers to be confident in their teaching of grammar for ACARA. Thanks to Garry Collins for continuing to provide this important service to members and to UQ for the venue.


It has been a busy month for Trish Purcell, managing so many events in a row. Her continuing commitment to the needs to ETAQ members is always appreciated.


Upcoming Events

James Cook University presents

JCU will present Digital Storytelling @ JCU, a Professional Development Workshop on Saturday 4th May, 2019 from 9:00 - 1:00 at James Cook University. Associate Professor Ryan Cordell (Northeastern University, Boston) will join us via videolink to discuss innovatirve teaching methods that use both new and old media to better enga...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 4th May 2019
Venue:   James Cook University
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


May Masterclass 2019: Ready, set ... mark!

May Masterclass: Ready, set ... mark The May Masterclass will be held at University of Queensland, St Lucia  on 18th May, 2019 for the full day - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. This event will focus on task design, moderation, quality assessment, and assessment and standards for years 7-10. The program is available here now and reg...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 18th May 2019
Venue:   University of Queensland
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


State Conference 2019

State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Bronwyn Lea, UQ will present a keynote address on the value of  poetry in the new curriculum landscape. Second keynote  to be confirmed. As usual there will be a huge range of practical and inspirational workshops for you to ...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   1:00 PM
Date:   Saturday 17th August 2019
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000


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