Event details: 2017 Early Career Teachers Network Mtg 2

Bookings close:

Working with literacy and engagement issues in the English classroom


Date: Monday 22 May

Time: 4.30pm – 7pm

Presenter: Chris Wheat

Location: Multi-purpose room 1

Address: Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street Carlton Vic 3053

Cost: $22.00 per session (includes tea, coffee and afternoon tea)

Chris has recently retired from English teaching after 42 years – much of it at Sunshine Secondary College, where he helped to establish a successful literacy program. Discovering students who are reluctant to learn, or disabled by reading and writing problems, can be very confronting in the first years of teaching. Chris experienced this in his first years at Sunshine and will draw on these experiences in the workshop.

Chris has written on Education issues in The Age and published articles in Idiom and English in Australia. He has also written five young adult novels, and short stories. He is also the facilitator of VATE’s Solutions Network which aims to support teachers in disadvantaged schools to find good solutions to the problems of engagement and making a mandated curriculum work for all students.

The Early Career Teachers’ Network offers graduate and early career teachers of English an opportunity to:

·       network with their English teaching colleagues

·       engage in targeted professional learning

·       reflect on their work

·       discuss keys aspects and challenges of the English curriculum

·       join an online professional network

·       feel supported as a new member of the profession

·       acquire professional learning hours towards VIT accreditation

A series of sessions will address practical and pedagogical issues for English teachers, as well as provide rich resources, strategies and practical ideas that can be used in the classroom.

Note: Phone booking is available, but will incur a $20 booking fee per individual.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.
Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

Kathleen Syme Library Multi-purpose Rm 1
251 Faraday St Carlton
Event contact:
Linda Baron - Mon-Thurs events@vate.org.au (9411 8500) 
Price details: Days Cost
VATE Individual member 1 $22.00
VATE Institutional member 1 $22.00
VATE concessional member 1 $22.00


Select each session you wish to attend and when you have completed your selection click 'Add to My Workshops'.

Event Extras: Office Booking  Date: Monday 22 May, 2017
Office Booking $20 (Cost $20.00)
ECT Network Mtg 2  Date: Monday 22 May, 2017 at 4:30pm – 7:00pm
ECT Network Mtg 2