TasTESOL Winter Forum

TasTESOL Winter Forum for EAL/D teachers & LOTE teachers

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Generating authentic ‘real’ language practice for your students: two motivating projects:
1. Hear from Leah Rosebrock & Suzie Han about their creation of a language enrichment program (English and Chinese) at the Collegiate
School, Hobart. Last term Suzie and Leah ran a 5-week program after school for Australian students learning Chinese language (Years 6 – 12). Each week, pairs of Chinese native-speaker students prepared and presented a lesson on an aspect of Chinese culture. There were sessions on food, Tai chi, clothing and other topics.
2. Hear from Lisa Stautmeister from ‘joiningthedots’ about ‘The Welcome
Dinner Project’ (www.joiningthedots.org).
This project focuses on creating social connections between newly arrived
and established Australians through sharing a meal together,
where authentic language practice is a common side-effect.
3. In the final stage of the forum, we’ll share ideas and resources on this
topic. PLEASE BRING ALONG IDEAS or MATERIALS you’ve used
successfully with your students, especially any ideas on how to get
students practicing their English or LOTE outside ‘formal’ classes and in
(near-)authentic contexts.

Thursday 10th August 2017
5pm – 7pm

Derwent Sailing Squadron
23 Marieville Esplanade
Sandy Bay

Members $10
Non-members $20

Cash or cheques only

RSVP by Tue 8th August

contact.tastesol@gmail.com

✓ Light refreshments provided ✓ Drinks available from the bar
Join us for a meal at the venue afterwards.

Square Pegs Tas Dyslexia Support

Conference flyer and registration:  Square Pegs 2017 Conference-27zm3k6

Square Pegs’ Tasmanian 2017 Conference brings together world leading experts in the fields of dyslexia and dyscalculia, who will provide a wealth of valuable information, research and innovative, evidence validated strategies to assist in the successful acquisition of skills in language, literacy and numeracy for all children, including those who learn differently.

OCTOBER 2017 | HOBART
 Friday 6 October – Masterclasses $200
 Saturday 7 October – Conference $320

This jam-packed event is particularly relevant for:
Learning Support Teachers | Principals | Teachers Speech Pathologists | Educational Psychologists Occupational Therapists | Parents

Dr Steve Chinn
International researcher, consultant and author of The Trouble with Maths. Expert in dyscalculia and former Principal of UK specialist dyslexia schools.
Judy Hornigold
Independent UK based education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Sarah Asome
Learning and Curriculum Support Leader, Bentleigh West Primary and Victorian Outstanding Teacher awardee.
Bill Hansberry
Specialist in teaching students with dyslexia and training for schools in Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) and author.
Mandy Nayton
Executive Officer of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services. Educational and developmental psychologist, qualified teacher and current President of AUSPELD.
Professor Michael Rowan
Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia and co-founder of the Tasmanian Education Ambassadors.
James Justice Bond
Advocate for the rights of children and adults with dyslexia, instrumental in introduction of a number of laws to support people with dyslexia.

Special Meeting Wednesday November 30 at 4.30pm

Accredited representatives of member associations or their proxy are invited to an extraordinary Special Meeting of the 2016/2017 NEAT Executive management committee:
*  to receive nominations and elect officers to the Secretary and Treasurer filling the casual vacancies occurring at the recent AGM, November 10, at the RYCT; and
*  to ratify the draft revisions of the NEAT Constitution.

Venue/time:  The senior school library at The Hutchins School, 71 Nelson Rd, Sandy Bay at 4.30-5.30pm.

Minutes of AGM 2016 The nomination form is available on the Associations’ page of this blog and the draft changes to the Constitution can be viewed on the Welcome page.

My Education and 2016 NEAT Annual General Meeting

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Hear from guest speaker, Scott Shelton, Manager, My Education, Learning Services Southern Region.  He will address members on the DoE My Education initiative as a  supportive and inclusive approach to career education.

The AGM will follow on from this general Term 4 NEAT Meeting at 4.30pm – 5.30pm, where Member Association Executives are invited to attend to discuss or share any new endeavours, successes or issues and recommendations for the year ahead. Refreshments provided.

Thursday 10 November
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm      Scott Shelton
5.30 pm – 6.00 pm     AGM

ROYAL YACHT CLUB OF TASMANIA

AGM Agenda
Minutes and actions of the 2015 AGM
President’s Report
Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
Constitution
Election of office bearers and nomination-form-2016
for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Public Officer and Executive Committee
Other business

Please return nominations to the NEAT postal address:
Returning Officer,
PO BOX 5057
UTAS Sandy Bay
Tas 7005

President: Wayne Brown
Vic-President Jenny Dudgeon
Sec/Tres. Jill Abell

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ABN 65 688 156 170

Source of featured image:   My Education

Digital technologies: Ian Jukes is coming to Tasmania

Mike Frost & Associates – Education and Training Consultancy [www.mikefrostassociates.com.au] requests that the NEAT network in Tasmania is informed that Ian Jukes, an international presenter on the impact of emerging digital technology on teaching and learning is proposing an ‘up close and personal’ events schedule across Australia in June and July 2016. He last came to Tasmania in 2005 as part of the 10 day conference extravaganza Leading Lifelong Learning hosted by the Tasmanian Government and he was the outstanding presenter amongst a group of international speakers. Most recently he was at the Edutech Conference in Brisbane. Mike attaches a InfoSavvy21 Event Presentation Information-Teacher AUS Final copy (002) promotional flyer which will tell you more about Ian and his proposed program for Australia.  He will advise dates in the near future.