ETA Annual Conference 2014

Call for Papers

It's Countdown 2015 and ETA is calling for papers for our annual conference.
You are furiously writing resources for the new HSC prescriptions, preparing to implement the K-10 English syllabus and of course, coming up with an abundance of new ideas. All for 2015!
Share the expertise you are building with your colleagues at the ETA conference on 28th and 29th November at the University of NSW.
Call for Papers. Online.

Premier's ETA English Scholarship 2014

Applications are now open for the Premier's English Teachers Association English Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the ETA to encourage research and its dissemination to English teachers in NSW as a further stimulus to quality teaching.
Applications can be downloaded from 

AoS Discovery: 'Away' available now
Table of Contents
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These notes and student activities provide an exploration of the concept of discovery as represented in Michael Gow's Away. This interactive resource with carefully scaffolded activities, linked worksheets and websites provides ideas and activities for teaching the play.

Programming for the New Syllabus

resource on programming the new syllabus has been written with collaborative faculty professional development in mind and can be used for faculty meetings. It has three sections

  1. Essential Programming - outlining the basics of producing a program
  2. Understanding Program Design - going into greater detail about aspects of programming
  3. Theoretical Underpinnings - for those who wish to extend their professional development in curriculum study
and contains activities for and approaches to programming as well as recordings of PowerPoint presentations at the ETA programming conference. This may be purchased through the ETA shop.

The other faculty package developed for the new syllabus is Teaching Voicewhich offers ways of teaching and programming this element of English from years 7-10 as a foundation for the concept in Years 11 and 12. View Table of Contents.   Both packages are available for online purchase at ETA shop.

Sonnets from the Portuguese

It has come to our attention that we omitted one of the sonnets in our Gatsby/Browning resource for the Module A Advanced course. We apologise for the oversight and will include it in all future editions. It is attached here for your use.

Latest mETAphor

Issue 1 2014

In this issue: interview with Melissa Harrison author of Clay (Advanced Module C); articles on metacognition, online games and race, Discovery, Animal Farm and digital storytelling research.  

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