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 for our ssenior students have intensified our focus on this crucial area of our practice.

Building on lessons from ETAQ's 2020 student and teacher events and ongoing QCAA advice, the May Masterclass will focus on skills for analysis and response across years 7 to 12, exploring ways for students to become increasingly independent.

Keynote speakers: Lisa Bottomley (QCAA) and Lindsay Williams. 

The program is now available and registrations are open. Registrations will close on Friday 7 May.

For our rural and regional members who can't make it on the day, the keynote presentations will be live-streamed and the breakout sessions will also be available. 

You may register for physical attendance or remote participation if you are unable to attend on the day.

When you register online, you will see on-screen confirmation of registration and get an email confirming your registration if you are paying at the time of registration, or get an invoice emailed to you if have opted for the pay offline option. In the unlikely event that you do not get confirmation, your registration has not come through. Please contact Trish Purcell at adminofficer@etaq.org.au asap.

Registration fees

Registration fees for this event are made up of two components:

  • a base (or common registration fee)
  • physical attendance charge to cover catering, venue charges etc
     
Registration fees
Registration category

Base

Registration

Physical 

Attendance

Total

Registration

Member - online $60   $60
Member - physical attendance 60 20 80
Presenter -   -
Retiree/Student - online 40   40
Retiree/Student - attending 40 20 60
Non-member - online 90   90
Non-member - physical attendance 90 30 120

Living with Covid-19

If we do have to go into lock-down, the program will go ahead without the face-to-face component. Our presenters are experienced at presenting online.
Our Covid safe plan specifies procedures to be followed on the day and includes:

  • Registration for the event and checking in on arrival
  • Hand sanitation
  • Social distancing
  • Individual pre-packaged morning tea

If you are feeling unwell in the days leading up to the Masterclass or on the day itself, please do not come. Contact the Administration Officer on adminofficer@etaq.org.au for details of how to join the online presentations. The physical attendance component of the registration fee will automatically be refunded to you.

The University of Queensland expects that all attendees will be familiar with the Covid safe plan

Cancellation policy

The Cancellation policy is being varied to accommodate the on-line options. If you register for physical attendance and have to:

  • cancel because of illness, you will receive a refund of the physical attendance fee.
  • cancel for other reasons, you will receive a refund of physical attendance fee up until the Wednesday before the event; after that no refund will be possible.

It is assumed that if you cancel the physical attendance part of your registration, you will join the online presentation.

 

 

Venue: University of Queensland (tbc)
Starting: 9:00 AM
Saturday 15th May 2021
Ending: 1:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 0455464000
Email Enquiries: adminofficer@etaq.org.au

Event Registration

Email:


Ticket Price Qty
member - online$60.00 AUD
member - physical attendance$80.00 AUD
presenter-
retiree/student - online$40.00 AUD
retiree/student - physical attendance$60.00 AUD
non-member - online$90.00 AUD
non-member - physical attendance$120.00 AUD

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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