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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...

Some reading on reading

Some interesting reading on reading from psychologists Paula J. Schwanenflugel, Ph.D., and Nancy Flanagan Knapp, Ph.D https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/reading-minds/201702/three-myths-about-reading-levels  

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...

PETAA Grant to ALPAA members

ALPAA members may be interested to know that the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) has awarded their 2016 research grant to two ALPAA scaffolders, Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin. They will be researching how to scaffold Maths and Science at two schools: Maningrida CEC in...

Brainwaves Forum 2

DOn't forget, our first Brainwaves forum begins Monday 29th August, featuring a second discussion paper written by Dr Brian Gray. It's not too late to register. If you would like to take part, register  here.

New on the ALPAA website

Under the PD heading, two more videos from the ALPAA conference last year: Wendy Cowey's keynote 'I didn't know I could'; and the Q&A session with academics, consultants and school leaders talking about strengths and challenges of being involved with AL pedagogy.

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