Peter Botsman Award - 2014

Katie Lipka

 

 

Katie Lipka is an outstanding teacher of English whose innovative curriculum design and delivery encourage students to fully engage in a range of traditional and contemporary literacies.  
As a classroom teacher at St Laurence’s College, Katie has shown exemplary dedication to her students, to the school, to her colleagues and to the teaching of English. She is a teacher whose love of English is seen every day in her classroom. She is a passionate, engaging and enthusiastic teacher, who models inclusive education in her classroom practice and has been both very generous in sharing her practice with other teachers and very active in curriculum development.
Katie highly values professional development and has shared her classroom practice at both State and National Conferences, showcasing the work she has done on including Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in the English Curriculum, allowing students to develop a stronger appreciation of Indigenous Australian culture, past and present, their nation’s history and the value of hearing the stories of Australia’s “first families”. Katie has made invaluable connections between local elders and our school community in an endeavour to enhance student understanding of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples. Katie also has a keen interest In Native American and Environmental Literature.
Katie is, indeed, a most worthy recipient of a Botsman Award in the school category.

Upcoming Events

Short Stories and Poetry

The transformation of text is demanding and difficult, but it is also often a thing of beauty. General English Unit three requires students to transform a poem into a short story, which requires us to guide them through this process. Using poems as stimulus for short story is inspiring and energising and this workshop will offer practical a...

Category: Zoom meeting
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 12th February 2022
Venue: ZOOM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


March Masterclass 2022

We are delighted to announce our first event for 2022 will be the March Masterclass: Writing: Our future  to be held on Saturday 12 March 2022 at Iona College, Lindum, when Dr Sally Humphrey, senior lecturer (Literacy Education) ACU will present the keynote address. The program will be available by 28 January and registrations will open ...

Category: Master class
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Date: Saturday 12th March 2022
Venue: Iona College


May Seminar 2022

The May seminar Writing our future ... will respond to developments in the text list, National Curriculum and NAPLAN. Keynotes will be presented by Lisa Bottomly and Sophie Johnson, from QCAA with supporting workshops on the new additions to the text list.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 14th May 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


JCU Spectacular 2022

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 activites for Macbeth created by the Shakespeare Reloaded project. For further details, see the...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Venue: ZOOM


Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculuk

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. ...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 16th July 2022
Venue: Town High, Townsville


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