English Matters 2014

is the Newsletter of ETAQ Inc. It is usually published 6 times a year and contains items of interest to all English  teachers.    

Newsletter No 1/14 contains the following topics: Australia Day honour for Paul Sherman, Renewal of membership, new website, Review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, Assistance to attend the national conference, Brisbane March seminar, AGM, Literary and Digital Story competitions, AATE 50th jubilee, English and related educational matters in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014, and Branch news

Newsletter no 2/14 contains the following topics: renewal of membership, Annual General Meeeting, Paul Sherman appointed a Life Member, Research survey re English teacher knowledge about language, new website, review of the Australian Curriculum, 2014 AATE/ALEA national conference in Darwin, assistance to attend the national conference, AATE 50th jubilee, English (& related educational matters) in the media, Brisbane PD dates for 2014

Newsletter no 3/14 contains the following topics: All things visual, grammar refresher, from the president, members' profit sponsor memberships, digital story competition, beginning teachers day sponsorship, Garry's letters.

Newsletter no 4/14contains the following topics: Reading Australia Resources, seminar 2 feedback including access to Google Hang-Out videos, branch news Cairns and Toowoomba, TESS network for ESL teachers

Newsletter no 5/14 contains the following topics: Events in October, State Conference report, AEF review, branch news from Toowoomba and Townsville, new Hamlet film for schools and Digital Story competition.

Newsletter no 6/14 contains the following topics: Literary Excellence, English Communication forum, Literary Breakfast, branch news, and a literary competition story.

Upcoming Events

Macbeth Spectacular 2022

Join Dr Claire Hansen for a one-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. Kathy Macdonald will discus...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 28th May 2022
Venue: ZOOM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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. ...

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


External Examination Preparation

Acting on feedback from last year, we will be making the materials available earlier this year.and providing more opportunities for discussion sessions on zoom. We will be running the External Examination Preparation as one package with more flexibility for schools in using these materials with students. The program will consist of th...

Category: Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 23rd July 2022
Venue: Online


State Conference 2022

Our state conference Writing our future celebrating teacher agency, wisdom, and community will be held on Saturday 6 August, at Lourdes Hill School, Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Please note change of date to avoid a class with QCAA endorsement. The Call for Presenters is now available; expressions of interest should be submitt...

Category: State Conference
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 6th August 2022
Venue: Lourdes Hill School


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)

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Venue: Wynnum SHS


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