Event details: 2017 VATE State Conference

Date:
30/11/2017 to 01/12/2017 
Bookings close:
11/12/2017 
Description

2017 VATE State Conference

 

Now, gods, stand up for bastards!        

Edmund in King Lear

 

Dates: Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December

Venue: Deakin University, Burwood campus

Payments: You can book online with a school Purchase Order Number. PLEASE USE an email address on your booking form that you know will work, will not be blocked by a school spam filter. Our events software generates your confirmation/tax invoice email in different software to normal VATE eBulletins, and there have been issues for some schools.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to pay by Credit Card, please ring the VATE office and we will process your card payment over the phone.

You will need to pay first, then go online to book and we will give the instructions on how to fill in the online form.

 

Booking system: When you book online you should receive an email Confirmation/tax invoice within a few minutes. Please ring us immediately if this does not arrive.This is the school's invoice, please forward to Accounts. We do not reinvoice the school.

Please type name with first letters capital only. This is used to make your nametag. Make sure you have included your school.

 

Catering - we always have approximately 50% vegetarian food so you do not need to request this. You can indicate Gluten Free on the online form. For other requirements please email the office: events@vate.org.au

The caterers are Mary and Steve.

 

Now, gods, stand up for bastards!        

 

Edmund in King Lear

We use the word ‘bastard’ to describe something no longer in its pure original form; it is in some way debased. But to Australians, it is often a term of endearment; Lawrence Money defines an ‘amazing bastard’ as ‘a bloke who does stuff that other bastards wouldn’t try in a month of Sundays’. Our students search for, and discover a range of voices, just as we teachers do. As the world changes, so must our language and our use of it. Who would have thought that Bob Dylan would be a Nobel Laureate? The times certainly ‘are a-changing’.

In 2017 VATE celebrates those individuals who take the contrary line, who will not or cannot swim in the main stream, who view the world from a different perspective, who, with Shakespeare’s Edmund, question what is legitimate. In doing so, we also celebrate and further empower the language in which we work and live. We value the bastards, the contrarians, the iconoclasts, the dissidents and the marginalised, those for whom the status quo will not do.

When accepting the Gold Logie, actor and activist Samuel Johnson described himself as an ‘outlier’. This almost geographic term evokes a world which is capable of infinite extension, but at the same time which is capable of alienating its inhabitants. In 2017, when we as a society are excluding and punishing the innocent and deracinated, language is one of the few weapons we can wield in their defence. In his fourth year of detention, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani claims that ‘only in literary language can people understand our life and our condition’, as ‘where we are is too hard’ for the jargons and limitations of transactional language.

VATE 2017 wants to speak to and for the mavericks, we want to disrupt, challenge, experiment, innovate: we, like Oliver Twist, ask for more, as we search for space in the cracks of a rigid curriculum. After all, as Leonard Cohen says, ‘There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in’.

 

VATE Bookshop: The bookshop will run for both days, so please bring a school purchase order number to make your purchases for 2018.

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.

 
Venue:
Deakin University, Burwood

Event contact:
Linda Baron - Mon-Thurs events@vate.org.au (9411 8500) 
Supporting Documents:
Deakin Uni Burwood map
Supporting Documents:
2017 VATE State Conference Program updated
Price details: Days Cost
VATE Individual member - one day 1 $245.00
VATE Institutional member - one day 1 $295.00
VATE Concession member - one day 1 $185.00
VATE Individual member - two days 2 $350.00
VATE Institutional member - two days 2 $400.00
VATE Concession member - two days 2 $300.00


Sessions

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

Event Extras: Office Booking  Date: Thursday 30 November, 2017
Office Booking $20 (Cost $20.00)
Thursday Guest Speakers  Date: Thursday 30 November, 2017 at 9:00am – 10:00am
GS1: Michael Anderson
(Room LT1A (I2.07))
GS2: Van Badham
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
GS3: Duncan Driver
(Room LT 2 (I2.05))
GS4: Julian Sefton-Green
(Room LT12 (X2.05))
Thursday Workshops 1  Date: Thursday 30 November, 2017 at 10:10am – 11:15am
TW1.01 Accessing poetry
(Room HE2.015)
TW1.02 Being the storyteller: Embracing culturally diverse traditions of storytelling
(Room HE3.012)
TW1.03 Better reading for better analytical writing: Responding perceptively to texts in the middle years
(Room HE1.014)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.04 Connecting and comparing Shakespeare to contemporary media
(Room HE1.010)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.05 Creative response to text: How to make the most of this aspect of the course
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.06 Creative writing: Finding your inner self
(Room HE2.012)
TW1.07 Digital games and literary texts
(Room HE3.008)
TW1.08 eLearning strategies from The Brains Bunker
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.09 Engaging staff to engage students
(Room HE3.003)
TW1.10 Fostering a newfound literary engagement in the reluctant, modern reader
(Room HE1.008)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.11 Maximising potential: The best teaching strategies for your EAL students
(Room B2.22)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.12 Our attempt to turn boys into writers
(Room HE3.002)
TW1.13 Personalising student learning
(Room HE3.001)
TW1.14 Podcasting for beginners: How to get students to read a text
(Room HE3.006)
TW1.15 Reading activities in the middle years
(Room HE3.006)
TW1.16 Reading the code: Revealing textual meaning through explicit language teaching
(Room B2.23)   Almost full.
TW1.17 Rear Window: Critical perspectives
(Room HD3.009)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.18 Solutions to encourage writing in disengaged and struggling students
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW1.19 Stand up for The Outsiders
(Room HE2.017)
TW1.20 Use language acquisition theory to boost achievement in the English classroom
(Room HE3.007)
TW1.21 Using Australian literature and biography to determine multiple concepts of Australian identity
(Room HE2.014)
TW1.22 VATE Literature Perspectives: The Passion
(Room HE3.004)
TW1.23 The pen is mightier than the sword
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
WTW1: Emily Bitto
(Room HE2.016)   Sorry, no places left!
Thursday Workshops 2  Date: Thursday 30 November, 2017 at 12:45pm – 1:45pm
TW2.01 A differentiated approach to preparation for the VCE English Language exam
(Room HE2.014)
TW2.02 A metacognitive approach to the teaching and assessment of reading
(Room HE3.008)
TW2.03 All bastards need A Room of One's Own
(Room HE1.009)
TW2.04 Beyond devices: Preparing students for analysing argument in VCE
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.05 Comparative analysis of texts in the VCE English exam
(Room HE1.014)   Almost full.
TW2.06 Computer games in the English classroom: Why, what and most importantly, how?
(Room HE2.012)
TW2.07 Disrupting the language of the classroom
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.08 Engaging middle years readers: Strategies that grow engaged readers
(Room B1.28)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.09 Never underestimate the power of your voice
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.10 Podcasts and the periphery
(Room HE3.007)
TW2.11 Raising the bar: Writing for NAPLAN
(Room B2.23)   Almost full.
TW2.12 Reaching across the divide: Building a whole-school writing culture
(Room HE1.008)
TW2.13 Simple texts in greater depth
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.14 Spoken word poetry: Modelled writing in the secondary classroom
(Room HE3.005)
TW2.15 Teaching the 'skills' of English alongside the 'content' of the text
(Room HE3.009)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.16 The power of posters as persuasive text
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.17 Troubling and troubleshooting texts
(Room HE3.001)
TW2.18 VATE Inside Stories: After Darkness
(Room HE2.015)
TW2.19 VATE Literature Perspectives: Ariel
(Room HE3.004)   Almost full.
TW2.20 VCE EAL Study Design 2016 - 2020: Challenges and learnings
(Room B2.22)   Almost full.
TW2.21 Writing better rubrics
(Room HE3.003)   Sorry, no places left!
TW2.22 Responding in effective and meaningful ways to text
(Room HE2.017)   Almost full.
WTW2: Oscar Schwartz
(Room HE2.016)   Almost full.
Thursday Workshops 3  Date: Thursday 30 November, 2017 at 2:35pm – 3:45pm
TW3.01 5 Ways to use video games in your English classroom
(Room HE2.017)
TW3.02 Analysing arguments - what's the point?
(Room HD3.009)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.03 Comparative analysis of texts in the VCE English exam
(Room HE1.014)   Almost full.
TW3.04 Curiouser and curiouser: Questions for the classroom
(Room HE3.003)   Almost full.
TW3.05 Developing student voice through writing production
(Room HE2.014)
TW3.06 EAL student needs in the English classroom
(Room HE1.009)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.07 Exploring persuasive language techniques through poetry
(Room HE2.012)
TW3.08 I'm reading but I'm not understanding
(Room HE3.002)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.09 M is for Mutiny!
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.10 Project based learning: Big business
(Room HE3.006)
TW3.11 Snow White and the seven basic plots
(Room HE3.012)
TW3.12 Teaching skills not text: Texts as vehicles for study
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.13 Teaching students to write creatively in response to texts
(Room B2.23)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.14 The combined Literature class: Teaching Literature to Year 11 and 12
(Room HE3.007)
TW3.15 The teaching of English and 21st century skills
(Room B2.22)   Almost full.
TW3.16 VATE Inside Stories: Like A House on Fire
(Room HE1.008)
TW3.17 VCE Literature and English programs at NGV: Expand your students reading experiences in a dynamic and creative space
(Room HE3.008)
TW3.18 We want gender equality
(Room SESSION CANCELLED)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.19 What does it mean for students to have a voice?
(Room HE1.010)
TW3.20 What happens in our heads when we read? And why is it important that we talk about reading in classrooms?
(Room HE2.015)   Sorry, no places left!
TW3.21 Whose knowledge is it, anyway?
(Room HE3.004)
Friday Panels  Date: Friday 1 December, 2017 at 9:00am – 10:00am
P1: Choosing texts and teaching reading
(Room LT1A (I2.07))
P2: CRA(A)P detecting: 'Digital civics' in an era of 'fake' news and 'anything goes' social media
(Room LT12 (X2.05))
P3: 'poetry makes nothing happen'
(Room HE1.014)
P4: Write now: The place of creative writing in the English classroom
(Room LT 2 (I2.05))
Friday Workshops 1  Date: Friday 1 December, 2017 at 10:10am – 11:15am
FW1.01 A creative appetite
(Room HE2.012)
FW1.02 Beyond Elie Wiesel's Night
(Room HE3.007)
FW1.03 Beyond engagement: Video games as text in the critical English classroom
(Room HE3.003)
FW1.04 Boys, books and bollocks
(Room HE1.010)   Almost full.
FW1.05 Ekphrastic poetry
(Room HE1.008)
FW1.06 Engaging vocabulary instruction
(Room HE1.014)   Almost full.
FW1.07 How to succeed painlessly with the oral component of VCE
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW1.08 Language and identity
(Room HE1.009)
FW1.09 Looking past the literal
(Room HE3.001)
FW1.10 Questioning, not simply applauding: Critical literacy in English and Literature classrooms
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
FW1.11 Reflections on growing up different in Australia
(Room HE3.002)
FW1.12 Solutions to assist disengaged and struggling students in the English classroom.
  Sorry, no places left!
FW1.13 Staring into nothingness: Yasmina Reza's Art
  Sorry, no places left!
FW1.14 STEAM: Incorporating the STEM strands in English
  Sorry, no places left!
FW1.15 Teaching Respectful Relationships through text
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW1.16 Teaching through a postcolonial lens: Students mastering literary analysis
(Room HE3.006)
FW1.17 Unit planning for early career English teachers
  Sorry, no places left!
FW1.18 VATE Inside Stories: In Cold Blood
(Room HE2.014)
FW1.19 VATE Inside Stories: Persepolis
(Room HE2.015)
FW1.20 VATE Literature Perspectives: Only The Animals
(Room HE3.008)
FW1.21 VCE EAL Units 1, 2 and 3 Listening to texts: An approach to preparing EAL students for the VCE SACs and exam
(Room HE2.006)   Almost full.
FW1.22 What's the point of asking questions if there are no answers?: Developing the inner voice in student reading
(Room HE2.007)
FW1.23 Writing the comparative response: Invictus and Ransom and The Dressmaker and The Great Gatsby
(Room HD3.009)   Almost full.
FW1.24 English teacher designers: Lesson planning intensive
(Room HE2.017)   Almost full.
WTW3: Van Rudd
(Room HE2.016)
Friday Workshops 2  Date: Friday 1 December, 2017 at 12:45pm – 1:45pm
FW2.01 [A] bastard, a pauper, a servant: Creative approaches to Burial Rites
(Room HE3.003)
FW2.02 Challenging the NAPLAN norm: Let's get creative
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.03 Computer games in the English classroom: Why, what and most importantly, how?
(Room HE3.007)
FW2.04 Creating curious, connected and confident readers
(Room HE1.009)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.05 Creative writing techniques for teachers
(Room HE3.006)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.06 Desire and dystopia: Literary lenses
(Room HE2.014)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.07 English Language units 1 and 2 for beginners
(Room HE3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.08 Feedback or feed forward
(Room HD3.009)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.09 Fiction and testing the status quo
  Sorry, no places left!
FW2.10 KAPOW: The graphic novel narrative
(Room HE2.006)
FW2.11 Poetry in Action: Bringing poetry to life through performance
(Room HE1.008)
FW2.12 Sharp as a tack: Advanced writing skills for senior students
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.13 Speaking truth to power: Developing a radically candid classroom to improve student outcomes
(Room HE3.004)
FW2.14 Teaching comparative at Year 11: Maestro and Whiplash
(Room HE2.015)
FW2.15 'To thine own self be true': How to encourage authentic writing
(Room HE2.012)
FW2.16 Using embodied pedagogies to teach complex texts in the English classroom
(Room HE3.002)   Almost full.
FW2.17 Using tarot cards for reading and writing
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.18 VATE Inside Stories: Stories We Tell
  Sorry, no places left!
FW2.19 VATE Literature Perspectives: Voices From the margins: Foreign Soil
(Room HE3.001)
FW2.20 Vision boards for creative writing
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW2.21 Why flipping a bottle has more to offer than flipping your classroom
(Room HE1.010)
FW2.22 Work and creativity in English classrooms: Resisting policy and testing
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
WTW4: Helen Razer
(Room HE2.016)   Almost full.
Friday Workshops 3  Date: Friday 1 December, 2017 at 2:35pm – 3:45pm
FW3.01 Aboriginal languages for the English Language classroom
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.02 Building a culture of creativity in the middle school and VCE English classroom
(Room HE1.008)
FW3.03 Building a resistive culture: Engage in practices that reflect your values
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.04 Catering to the learning needs of gifted and talented writers
(Room HE1.009)
FW3.05 Engaging at risk students: a global solution for herding cats
(Room HE3.003)
FW3.06 Flipping the senior English classroom
(Room HE3.001)
FW3.07 Food for thought: Reflecting on comparative study at Year 12
(Room HE3.002)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.08 Giving students a voice: Critical friends can do more than assess
(Room HE2.015)
FW3.09 Helping our high flyers soar: Teaching high abilty students in mainstream classrooms
(Room HE2.017)
FW3.10 Powerful sentence writing with perfect syntax and punctuation
(Room HD3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.11 Ransom and Invictus: Shall I compare the ways?
(Room HE3.004)
FW3.12 Reading and Comparing: an alternative perspective: Power, greed, destruction and feminism in Macbeth and Avatar
(Room HE3.007)
FW3.13 Strategies to support students with learning difficulties and disabilities
(Room HE2.006)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.14 Taking the 'bastard' out of marking
(Room HD3.009)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.15 Teaching the 'skills' of English alongside the 'content' of the text
(Room HE1.010)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.16 Tried and true text activities
(Room HE3.008)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.17 VATE Inside Stories: Extinction
(Room HE3.006)
FW3.18 VATE Literature Perspectives: The art of Art
  Sorry, no places left!
FW3.19 VCE Literature Perspectives: The Anchoress
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.20 VCE Literature: Teaching Gogol short stories for the creative response
(Room Session Cancelled)   Sorry, no places left!
FW3.21 repeat TW1.05 Creative response to text: How to make the most of this aspect of the course
(Room HE2.014)   Almost full.