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Chapter in new PETAA publication

ALPAA members who are also members of the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) will be interested to see a chapter written by three ALPAA members in their latest publication Talking the Talk edited by Pauline Jones, Alyson Simpson and Anne Thwaite. The chapter is called ...

BRAINWAVES 2018: Scaffolding academic...

The first of the 2018 ALPAA Brainwaves series will run from 9th -13th April. It is hosted by Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, and is based on the recent research project with the same name, funded by the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA).

Final report for PETAA research project...

In 2016, ALPAA members Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin won a research grant from the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) to investigate how to use scaffolding strategies with science and maths. Their research sites were Maningrida College in Arnhem Land with Indigenous...

Scaffolding science with educationally...

Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, both ALPAA members, won a grant in 2016 from the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) to investigate scaffolding the language of science and maths with educationally marginalised students. They worked with four expert Accelerated Literacy...

International Systemic Functional...

Dear teachers   You’ll be looking forward to the end of the term and a little break.  Please find attached details of a conference hosted at UOW during the upcoming holidays.      ‘Transforming Contexts’ is the International Systemic Functional Linguistics annual conference and we’re expecting over...

WOLLONGONG LUNCH INVITATION

  NEW SOUTH WALES CONSULTATION UPDATE: SCAFFOLDING SCIENCE PROJECT     You are invited to lunch…   ALPAA CONSULTATION: SCAFFOLDING SCIENCE PROJECT   Venue:                        UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, 5 Northfields Ave, Wollongong 2552 (Room TBA) Date:                            Tuesday 11th...

Welcome to 2017

Happy new year. For experienced AL teachers who are confident about selecting your own texts, identifying passages for close study and learning goals, do you know about the Austlit website? Dedicated to promoting Australian literature, Austlit provides many resources for teachers of literature....

Life memberships given to AL leaders

At the recent ALPAA symposium in Sydney, September 29th, Chairperson Bernadette Thorne presented life memberships of ALPAA to Wendy Cowey and Dr Brian Gray, in recognition of their extensive and lengthy contribution to the education of marginalised students, particularly through the Accelerated...

Congratulations to the Kimberley

Congratulations to ALPAA member Carmel Leahy, who is the recipient of the Primary English Teachers' Association (PETAA) Sue Bremner Travel Scholarship for 2016. Carmel is a classroom teacher at Yiyili Community School in the Kimberley, and used her scholarship to attend the ALPAA symposium and the...

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