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 2021
The Early Career Conference in 2021 will be held on 23 October at Wynnum State High School, WYNNUM. The program has been updated to reflect a change in workshop offerings in workshop sessions 2 and 5. Registrations are now open until Saturday 16 October. As networking is an integral part of this day, it is envisaged that it will...
Essential English: Community of Practice 2021
Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...
Grammar PD term 4
To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College. The flyer gives further details. Registration will close on 14 November. ...
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.
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