Beginning Teachers' Day, 2016

The Beginning Teachers' Day designed to support beginning teachers in their first 5 years of teaching and those new to teaching English, will be held on Saturday, 7th May, 2016.

The day will consist of a keynote address titled Beginnings, Challenges and Aspirations: First Year and Beyond, presented by Jessica Matthew plus supporting workshops.

The program is now available and can be downloaded here.

You may register online or download the registration form  and email your completed form to trish.purcell@bigpond.com

Registrations are now open and will close on Sunday 1 May, 2016.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation message on screen and by email when you have completed the registration. 

ETAQ offers  first and second year teachers registration for BTD and membership at a special discounted price of $95. Full membership is usually $99 but for this offer, it is only $50. If you  wish to take advantage of this offer, you will need to complete the membership form and email it to adminofficer@etaq.org.au. Offer is available until 7 May, 2016.

ETAQ will be selling a range of books on the  day.

Venue: Brigidine College, Indooroopilly
Starting: 8:30 AM
Saturday 7th May 2016
Ending: 3:00 PM

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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

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Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
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Venue:   Griffith University TBC
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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
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Venue:   Pimlico High School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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