State Conference 2018

State Conference in 2018 will address the theme Vision 2020: Seeing the future of English Teaching.

Keynote speakers:

Nick Earls is the author of twenty-six books, including adult novels such as Zigzag Street and young-adult CBCA Book of the Year winner 48 Shades of Brown. Two of his books have been adapted into feature films and five into stage plays. His most recent work is the novella series Wisdom Tree, which has won awards in Australia and the US and been called 'a triumphant and extraordinary piece of fiction' by the Sydney Morning Herald.

In his presentation, Nick will be giving lots of tips on creative writing. 

Professor Beryl Exley, Griffith University, is an expert in curriculum literacies, functional grammar and English curriculum. She is the current national president of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association. "For me, literacy teaching and learning is a social justice issue. Students' access to literacy impicates their life choices and thus their life chances. Teachers need to be well resourced with content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge so that they are well placed to bring out the best in their students."

The Program is now available here and registrations are open. As there are 13/13/15 options for each workshop session, please read the options carefully before registering.  If you must change your preferences, please email adminofficer@etaq.org.au

You may register online or by completing the registration form and emailing it to adminofficer@etaq.org.au

As all the workshops currently listed for each session may not actually run, you do need to select TWO different choices.

All registered delegates as at Sunday 5 August are listed here. Please check and advise Trish at adminofficer@etaq.org.au asap of any omissions or corrections.

Cancellation policy You may replace any name on your registration form, but please let me know by email the name of the replacement person so I can  prepare the correct Certificate of Participation and workshop program. If you cancel by Sunday 5th August, you will receive a full refund; by Friday 10th August, a 50% refund. After that, no refund is possible.

Early bird registration closes on 27 July.  Closing date for registrations is Sunday 5th August.

Registration fees

Membership category Early bird After 27 July
Personal member 143 193
Corporate member - first registration 143 193
Corporate member - second registration 154 204
Retiree 66 116
Presenter 44 94
Full time student 66 116
Non-member 190 240

 

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Starting: 8:00 AM
Saturday 18th August 2018
Ending: 5:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries: adminofficer@etaq.org.au

Upcoming Events

Masterclass - Unit 4

Our second Masterclass, and the final in our Vision 2020 series, will provide targeted and specific knowledge for Unit 4 of the new QCE English syllabuses English, Literature, English as an Additional Language, and Essential English. English teachers will work with a variety of experts, academics and peer practitioners. Participants will rece...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue:   QUT, Kelvin Grove
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


From the Physical to the Intellectual

Kathleen Macdonald is presenting From the Physical to the Intellectual on Saturday 20th October, 2018 at Ryan Catholic College from 9:00 to 11:30am. This will be an extended version of the workshop Kathleen is presenting at the State Conference on 18 August. All the details are available here.   ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 20th October 2018
Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Beginning Teachers Day

The Beginning Teachers Day this year will be held on Saturday 27 October at University of South Queensland (USQ) Springfield campus, 37 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central. The Date Claimer and Call for Presenters is available now. Further information on the program is available here This day is designed to meet the needs of pre-ser...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   10:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 27th October 2018
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Townsville Breakfast Book Club

Grace Loyden is organising a series of Breakfast Book Clubs starting at 9:00 am on: Sunday 11 February - Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Sunday 21 April - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan Sunday 5 August - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood Sunday 28 October - We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 28th October 2018
  Repeating On specific dates
Venue:   Jam Corner Restaurant


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Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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