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English and Literacy Conference - A Professional Learning Opportunity

English and Literacy Conference - A Professional Learning Opportunity

Expressions of Interest are invited from registered teachers who would like to attend the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association conference ‘Weaving worlds with words and wonder’.

If this applies to you then read on…

Details of the conference can be viewed on the conference website:

Conditions of sponsorship

  • The Board will fund the conference fee for five registered teachers to attend the conference being held in Adelaide on 7-10 July 2016.
  • All other associated expenses and/or arrangements to attend the conference are the responsibility of each successful applicant.
  • Successful applicants agree to submit a report to the Board. Excerpts from reports may be published in the Board’s annual newsletter or on our website. All reports will be presented to the Board in August 2016 (See Conference Report below for details).
  • Expressions of Interest from registered teachers must be submitted no later than the close of business on Friday 10 June 2016. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date. This decision will be final. The sponsorship is not transferable.

Conference Report for those teachers selected for sponsorship

The Board understands the importance of teachers being given opportunities and support to reflect on and inquire into teaching and learning.

One important condition of attending the conference through Board sponsorship is the requirement to provide at least a two page report to the Board.

The report should:

  • address issues of interest to the sponsored teacher or highlights of the conference
  • detail the ways in which the sponsored teacher will make a contribution regarding the conference at the staff/school/site or network level and/or detail how aspects of learning from the conference will be shared with colleagues and/or learners, parents, families or the school community.

Download an Expression of Interest Form