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

May Masterclass 2021

THE CHALLENGE OF TEACHING ANALYSIS: DO WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR PRACTICES? Teaching the process of analysing texts in order for students to produce a spoken or written response remains amongst the most exciting and difficult challenges we face as a community of English teachers. Most recently, the high-stakes nature of unseen examinations fo...

Category:   Master class
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 15th May 2021
Venue:   University of Queensland (tbc)
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


JCU Spectacular

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 activities for Macbeth created by the Shakespeare Reloaded project. This session will...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 22nd May 2021
Venue:   ZOOM
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Grammar Day

A grammar workshop will be held at Elanora State High School  on Saturday 29 May 2021 to assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E). Also highly relevant to Years 11 & 12. This will be an updated re-run of the activity ...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 29th May 2021
Venue:   Elanora State High School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Teacher event - external assessment

The second series of pre-external examination events will be held for teachers on Saturday 31 July as a face-to-face event and online. Recorded materials will remain available to all participants online until the examination week in October. Date Claimer giving further information is available for download ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 31st July 2021
Venue:   TBC
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000


Student event - external assessment

Flexible modes  of delivery will allow you and your students to engage with the materials at a time that suits you.  Once again this event will be fully online to cater for all members and their students. This year the materials will come to you live in the afternoon of  Wednesday 8 September and again in the morning of Saturda...

Category:   Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time:   3:00 PM
Date:   Wednesday 8th September 2021
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Venue:   Online
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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