The following letter was submitted to The Australian for possible inclusion in th edition of Saturday 2 September 2017 but it was not selected for publication.
Proving positive impact on learning
You report that in future prospective teachers will need to prove the effectiveness of their teaching skills before being allowed to graduate from university teacher preparation courses ("Prove teaching skills in classroom or fail course", Aug 31).
This seems commendable but a little leadership by example would not go astray. Minister Birmingham along with the chair and chief executive of AITSL (the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) should prove rather than just claim that their efforts are producing a significant positive impact on the classroom learning experiences of Australian school students. I look forward to reading the hard evidence.
Student event - external assessment 2021
Links for the webinars were emailed to everyone who has registered on Monday 6 September. Links for zoom meetings going out on Tuesday 7 September. Registrations by 3rd September would be appreciated. The latest details on using the resources with your students are available for downloading now. Once again this event w...
Spring Breakfast with Tara East
The annual Spring Breakfast will be held on Saturday 16 October, 2021 at the Ortem Cafe, Railway Street, TOOWOOMBA, featuring guest speaker, Tara East, a sessional academic, writer, blogger and YouTuber. Further details about Tara and the breakfast are available on the flyer. AGM will follow the breakfast. Registrations close on Mond...
Teacher event - external assessment
Latest news Missed this event and now wish to access the recorded materials? Register from now until mid October and we will send you the links within 24 hours of your registration being receivedh NOTE: the registration page says the event will be on 16 October; however, you will be sent the links when you register. 16 October is the ...
Pre-service teachers present
Townsville branch will present EMBEDDING INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES IN AUSTRALIAN SHORT STORY UNIT. by a group of pre-service teachers on Saturday 16 October 2021 from 9 am till 11 am.
See the flyer for more details. Registrations will open on 1st September.
Early Career Conference 2021
The Early Career Conference in 2021 will be held on 23 October at Wynnum State High School, WYNNUM. We are excited to present the program with a great range of workshops on offer. Registrations are now open until Saturday 16 October. As networking is an integral part of this day, it is envisaged that it will essentially be a face-to-fac...
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