State Conference 2019

State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne.

An alphabetical list of the registrations at 10pm on Monday 12 August is available here. If you think your name should be here but it isn't, please contact Trish at trish.purcell@bigpond.com as soon as you can.

Registrations are closing on Sunday 4 August.

Bronwyn Lea, UQ will present a keynote address on the value of  poetry in the new curriculum landscape. Dr Claire Hansen from JCU will present the second keynote entitled 'Complexifying' Shakespeare: reinvigorating our teaching of Shakespeare

As usual there will be a huge range of practical and inspirational workshops in three sessions for you to choose from. We are very pleased to be able to announce that Karen Yager has agreed to return to present a workshop entitled Lifting the Performance of Senior Students. This workshop will elaborate on the material she presented towards the end of her keynote address at the May Masterclass.

The program is available  The Program is being posted to members on 13th June.

As there are 15/16/17 options for each workshop session, please read the options carefully before registering.  If you must change your preferences, please email trish.purcell@bigpond.com. Your workshop selections are downloaded when you register and we do not go back to this data so on-line changes will not be picked up

You may register online or by completing the registration form and emailing it to trish.purcell@bigpond.com

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

NOTE:  Workshop 1D and 3D has been withdrawn and will not appear in the  list of options.

The workshop 'Power of Appraisal' is not being offered in session 2 and does not appear in the list of options.

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 4th August, you will receive a full refund; by Friday 9th August, a 50% refund. After that, no refund is possible.

When you have completed the on-line registration, you will get an on-screen confirmation, if you do not get this, contact  trish.purcell@bigpond.com

Early bird registration closes on 26 July.  Closing date for registrations is Sunday 4th August.

Registration fees

 

Category       Early Bird After 26 July
Personal member 143 193
1st on Corporate membership 143 193
2nd and subsequent on Corporate  154 204
Presenter, student volunteer 44 94
F/T student 66 116
Retiree 66 116
Non-member 190 240
Late fee - applicable after 4th August    

 

The major publishers will all be mounting displays and running competitions.

 

Venue: Lourdes Hill School
Starting: 8:45 AM
Saturday 17th August 2019
Ending: 5:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 0455 464 000
Email Enquiries: trish.purcell@bigpond.com

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


Tony Hytch presents

Tony will present a session on getting students assessment ready for Essential English. Further details are on the flyer.

 

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  For those who are interested in offering a presentati...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue:   To be confirmed


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