The author information for Kevin Donnelly’s regular opinion pieces on education in newspapers routinely identifies him as Director of the Education Standards Institute.
This sounds quite impressive: a whole institute devoted to standards in education and Dr Donnelly has been chosen to be its director.
Now that Donnelly has been appointed as half of a two man panel charged with reviewing the national curriculum, perhaps The Courier-Mail could provide some further details on this apparently prestigious position. I’m sure quite a few readers would be interested to know who appointed him as this institute’s director and how many professional staff he supervises in that role.
A look at the organization’s website does rather suggest that this so-called institute is just Donnelly himself. If this is indeed so, should the use of such a grandiose title for a one man business be applauded as clever marketing or deplored as misleading?
Early Career Conference 2022: Writing our future?
Writing our future? - a conference presented by and for early career teachers on Saturday 22 October at Wynnum SHS (tbc)
External Examination Preparation
Registration Scroll down to register - but please do read this information Schools should register each teacher who will be using the materials. Acting on feedback from last year, we will be making the materials available earlier this year. We will be running the External Examination Preparation as one package with more fl...
Writing our future in Essential English 2022
Writing our future in Essential English - a community of practice especially for teachers of Essential English on Saturday 5 November.
Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculum
After a work program review Town High explored ways to better embed indigenous perspectives in the year 7 program through a novella study of Black Cockatoo. The unit became our first taste of analytical essay writing in year 7, in preparation for subsequent years. We found greater engagement from students across the board. ...
This is the first time I have been to an ETAQ conference and it was really sensational to get so much at all of the sessions.
ETAQ conferences always have sessions that make me excited to be a teacher.
I know that ETAQ conferences in the past have never disappointed - valuable, relevant, practical, inspiring so I came again.Read All