Debbie Owens, editor of Words'Worth
Deb has a long history of teaching subject English. Her first experience of a Queensland English syllabus was in 1988. Since that time her experiences include the opportunity to spend 7 years as a member of the B35 State panel. Deb has, in the past, published in Words'Worth and in refereed academic journals. She has presented at an ETAQ conference, along with other national and international conference presentations linked to what was her PhD candidature. Here is a truncated timeline of her professional experiences:
Victoria: trained and taught English and Humanities for 10 years;
Queensland (Capricorn Coast region): 15 years as English teacher in a 7 12 boys' day/boarding school, became Head of Performing Arts, PE & LOTE followed by Head of English and Drama; PhD candidate (Gendered Identities in the Drama Classroom); 5 years as Deputy Principal and English teacher at a girls' day/boarding school P -12; 2 years as an independent Curriculum Consultant Phase 1 Australian Curriculum implementation; Head of Academic Performance and English teacher at a co-educational college; Head of English and LOTE and English/Drama teacher at a girls' day/boarding college

Upcoming Events

Literature Spectacular

Graham Joseph from Ryan Catholic College will present a workshop designed for teachers who are thinking about introducing Literature, delivering Literature for the first time or looking to review their Literature course in the near future. In the first part of the workshop, we will explore a framework for delivering a Literature course that c...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 13th February 2021
Venue:   ZOOM
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March Seminar 2021: Challenge and Change: Doing things differently

We are delighted to announce that we will be back with face to face professional learing events in 2021 - usual format but wtih some important changes: the March Seminar will be a full day event; the AATE-ALEA National Conference will be held in Brisbane in July and consequently there will not be a state conference. Other events for the year ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 13th March 2021
Venue:   Iona College
Venue Address:   85 North Road, LINDUM
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000


Grammar at Hervey Bay

A grammar workshop will be held at Hervey Bay State High School to assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E). Also highly relevant to Years 11 & 12. This will be an updated re-run of the activity conducted in both 2018 and ...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 27th March 2021
Venue:   Hervey Bay State High School
Venue Address:   56 Beach Road, Hervey Bay
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


JCU Spectacular

Join Dr Claire Hansen for a two-hour session on teaching Macbeth. We'll dive into an exploration of the language of Macbeth and teaching strategies to engage students with Shakespeare's Scottish play.  The workshop will also explore learning activities for Macbeth created by the Shakespeare Reloaded project. This session will...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 22nd May 2021
Venue:   ZOOM
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Grammar Day

ETAQ will be conducting another of the very successful grammar days on Saturday 29 May 2021.  If your school would like to host this event, please contact Admin Officer.

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 29th May 2021
Venue:   To be advised


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