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A number of Curtin School of Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary, with an English major) Pre service teachers have expressed interest in volunteering to work alongside a class teacher to support students with low literacy levels.

These pre service teachers are highly motivated and understand the centrality of in-school experience in preparing themselves for a career in education.

Curtin has formal procedures around volunteering and students do get recognition on their academic transcript if they complete a specified number of hours.

Metropolitan schools interested in having second or third year students working on a voluntary basis in the English/ literacy areas.

Please contact Jocelyn Cook for additional information.

Email: Jocelyn.cook@curtin.edu.au
phone: 9266 5624 (Mon to Thurs)


ETAWA invites ‘Expressions of Interest’ for the following positions:

Project Manager – Professional Development

ETAWA is looking for a highly qualified and self-motivated person to implement a new professional development program for members. The position requires an individual who has experience developing teaching resources, managing financial assets and project funds, co-ordinating resources and bookings, delivering high-quality publications and presentations, and communicating with teachers.

This position will require approximately 8 hours of work a week and the project manager will be guided by the ETAWA executive, as well as the Professional Development sub-committee.

Please provide a 100 word summary of experience and your interest in the position, as well as your CV, to etawa@casm.com.au by April 7th, 2017.

Editor – Interpretations

ETAWA is seeking a new editor for our academic journal, Interpretations. This journal is dedicated to providing a high standard of professional reading for members and is produced once or twice a year. ‘Expressions of Interest’ are invited from secondary English teachers and academic researchers who are dedicated to supporting English teaching and promoting research and teaching materials to classroom teachers. Editors are paid a small honorarium for each edition that is produced and copyediting assistance is provided.

Please provide a 100 word summary of experience and interest in the position, as well as a CV, to etawa@casm.com.au by April 7th, 2017.

Plain English Speaking Awards

PESA is a public speaking competition for students in years 11 & 12 held in each state between February and July since 1978. YOU are invited to Register and meet the challenge to test your use of the English language and to gain confidence in speaking in public. See attached flyer for further information

Change in format and instructions to the 2016 Literature ATAR course examination

There is a change in format and instructions to the 2016 Literature ATAR course examination due to it being marked online.

In Section Two: Extended response which contains a set of questions, candidates are required to choose two different questions. The change is that the initial set of questions is repeated to assist the online marking process. The candidates have to choose their second question from the repeated set.

Exciting new literacy program: RA BookPros

Professional authors supporting students and teachers in schools

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has launched an exciting new program, Reading Australia BookPros (RA BookPros).

Our authors conduct writing workshops in the classroom and introduce teachers to new, free, online resources: Reading Australia.

Workshops are aimed at developing thinking, literacy and writing skills of students and at boosting enthusiasm for writing.

Please click HERE for a booking request

RA BookPros Promo with images

Tribute to Annette Patterson (1948–2015)

Many of you will remember teacher, writer and academic Annette Patterson, who died in Sydney recently. Her death is a deeply felt personal loss to her many friends, colleagues and ex-students, and a professional loss to English Education and Teacher Training.

Please follow the link below to a re-count which recognises her special place in Western Australian English and Literature education

Tribute to Annette Patterson

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