Annual State Conference-2015

The Annual State Conference will be held on Saturday 15 August, 2015, with the theme of For the Love of Language and Literature

Keynote speakers will be Prof Bev Derewianka and Mr John Marsden.

The program is now available and can be downloaded. A registration form and the workshop selection form as  Word documents are available for downloading. 

Online registration is now open  and  closed on 9 August

A copy of the program was mailed to all members of ETAQ to arrive at the beginning of term 3. 

Cancellation policy

  • Registration cancelled by MONDAY 10 August: refund of fee less $20
  • Registration cancelled by FRIDAY 14 August: refund of fee less $60
  • Registration cancelled AFTER the conference has begun: NO refund.

Jim Buckley memorial scholarship

In recognition of Jim's outstanding contribution to ETAQ over 20 years as Treasurer and Administration Officer, these scholarships are offered each year to assist  country members to attend ETAQ's annual State Conference. For this purpose, country is defined as north of Gympie and west of Dalby.

The scholarship consists of free registration plus $200 to assist with travel and accommodation expenses. Free registration is also offered to a student in the metropolitan area.

Applications to Fiona Laing, president@etaq.org.au by Sunday 26 July explaining in 100 words why you would be a worthy recipient of a scholarship. Preference will be given to personal members of ETAQ but those covered by corporate membership may apply.

Latest news

In response to demand, a repeat of  each of Workshops 1A, 1F and 2C have been added to the program.

Workshop 1A, 1D, 1F, 1H, 1I, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2H, 2I, 3A, 3B, 3G  and 3I are now fully booked out. 

 

 

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Starting: 8:15 AM
Saturday 15th August 2015
Ending: 6:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Short Stories - Year 11

Emma Monfries and Kiri Lucas will present some practical activities and observations from Unit 2: Texts and Culture.  With these activities, students can conceptualise in concrete ways the relationship between place and culture, for example, through layered maps, and to convey this in texts such as short stories.  Students can a...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 15th February 2020
Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


An Afternoon with Christine Hills

The Darling Downs Branch will present an Afternoon with Christine Hills and the Collins Writing Program on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020. Afternoon tea will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 pm. This workshop will allow teachers and school leaders an opportunity to: Explore elements of grammar that are central to good writing and align w...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Wednesday 26th February 2020
Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

Literature is the lifeblood of the English classroom and we all endeavour to make our classrooms creative spaces, helping students to experience the pleasures of responding to and creating literature. This seminar will explore diverse ideas related to creativity in English. The keynote address will be presented by Assoc. Professor Kim Wil...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st March 2020
Venue:   Griffith University TBC
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000


Diving into Analytical Writing

ETAQ will present a session on how to write an 'analytical essay' on Tuesday 28 April, at Aquinas College, Edmund Rice Drive, ASHMORE. In 2020, students will be required to write an 'analytical essay' in the external exam for General English. However, the term 'essay' is not used consistently across subject areas a...

Category:   Professional Development
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Tuesday 28th April 2020
Venue:   Aquinas College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Tony Hytch presents

Tony will present a session entitled  "Getting students assessment ready for Essential English" at Pimlico State High School, Townsville on Saturday 2nd May, 2020. Teachers will explore teh possible options for assessment in Units 1 and 2. In particular how to develop an assessment program which best prepares students for the t...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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