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Our 2019 national event is a unique opportunity for teachers, instructional leaders and school executives

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2019 | Queensland Cricketers’ Club Brisbane

Teaching With Agility is designed to help you meet every student where they are in their own development, to teach the way each individual student learns, and to infuse their learning with future skills.

Together with a roster of highly respected academics and individuals, plus case studies from agile, innovative schools, you will begin to unpack the Australian Curriculum: English, learn how to plan with agility, explore differentiation and diversity in the classroom, explore agility in practice (think integration and literacy across the curriculum), and focus on teaching practice that really works.

Surrounding all this will be a focus on teacher wellness and wellbeing. To teach well you need to be well, and we want to help give you the skills you need to stay strong, healthy, and inspired within the difficult context of contemporary Australian teaching.

Friday Day 1

8:20am

EVENT REGISTRATION OPENS

Register and connect with your fellow participants.

8:35 am

Welcome to Country | Welcome by PETAA President

8:50 am

WHY AGILITY?  Agile thinking, diverse classrooms

Chantelle Love, NoTosh facilitator and primary school teacher will share some research on the complexity of diversity in our classrooms today and why teachers need strong skills and agile thinking.

9:30 am

 AC: E  Where is the room for my agile and flexible teaching within the Australian Curriculum: English?

A presentation from English curriculum specialist from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Denise Roberts.

10:30–11:00 am

MORNING TEA BREAK DAY 1

11:00 am

 HOW DO I MAXIMISE LEARNING FOR ALL MY STUDENTS?  Embracing Diversity: Learning Differentiation

A keynote presentation and activities presented by Professor Linda Graham and Dr Kate Le Bruin.

1–2 pm

LUNCH BREAK DAY 1

2:00 pm

HOW DO I MAXIMISE LEARNING FOR ALL MY STUDENTS?  Embracing Diversity: Culture

A joint keynote presentation by Dr Gill Pennington and Margaret Turnbull with activities, collaboration and problem solving, and a focus on writing and the Australian Curriculum: English.

4:00 pm

MEMBER SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT  How did we meet the challenge for change?

SCHOOL 1: Presentation details being finalised — to be confirmed soon

4:30 pm

HIGHLIGHTS

Thinking skills wrap up by NoTosh facilitator.

Saturday Day 2

8:20 am

DAY 2 OPEN

Arrive to reconnect with fellow participants

8:30 am

 HOW DO I KEEP MYSELF AND MY STUDENTS AGILE AND STRONG?  Teacher and student wellbeing and resilience

A presentation on developing teacher and student wellbeing and resilience in today’s classroom by Rose Pennington-Anstee.

9:30 am

 MEMBER SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT  How did we meet the challenge for change?

SCHOOL 2: Presentation details being finalised — to be confirmed soon

SCHOOL 3: Penhros College, Western Australia will outline the process they took towards increasing student engagement through agile and flexible thinking and planning within their school.

10:30–11:00 am

MORNING TEA BREAK DAY 2

11:00 am

 HOW CAN I TEACH FLEXIBLY AND USE MY TIME EFFICIENTLY?  Integration across the curriculum

A keynote presentation by Professor Beverly Derewianka with a focus on integration across the curriculum: connecting the curriculum, flexible planning, and effective use of time in the primary classroom..

1–2 pm

LUNCH BREAK DAY 2

2:00 pm

 ANITA HEISS  Creative Responses to Embedding Indigenous Perspectives

Author, presenter and commentator Dr Anita Heiss will address agile teaching to engage students with writing, use of identity texts and creative, differentiated pedagogy to develop community voice, with a focus on cross curriculum perspectives.

3:00 pm

 Q&A PANEL  Teaching with Agility

Discussion and reflection time with audience questions (pre-submitted and from the floor)

3:45 pm

 WHERE TO NOW?  NoTosh

Making connections from the two days. Maintaining connections. Support.

4:15 pm

PETAA WRAP-UP AND THANK YOU

About the presenters

Location

Queensland Cricketer's Club, Brisbane
411 Vulture Street
East Brisbane, QLD 4169

Registration

Versatile English and Literacy Teaching
 
Early bird rates until 28 June 2019

 
Regular
Non-member  $ 570  $ 600
Professional Member (including Digital and New Graduate)
 $ 520  $ 550
Professional Member Student
 $ 420
 $ 450

This is a two-day event. No single day tickets are available. Morning tea and lunch are included.

REGISTER NOW

Accommodation Guide
Accommodation offers

Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Corner Edward and Margaret Streets, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3221 1999 | Website
Negotiated rate of $230.00 per night (rate available until 24th September 2019)
Book via unique link: http://bit.ly/SPB-PETAA1019

Mercurre Brisbane

85–87 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3237 2300 | Website
15% discount off our best available flexible rate
Book via unique link (select preferred hotel and check-in/check-out dates)

Quest Woolloongabba

130 Logan Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
(07) 3873 3000 | website
25% discount off our best available rates
Promotion code to be used when booking on Quest Woolloongabba website. Download and follow instructions (.pdf 841 kB)

Best Western Plus Hotel Diana

12 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
(07) 3391 2911 | website
$134 per night for Deluxe Queen or Deluxe King room
Mention PETAA conference at time of booking over the phone

Novotel Brisbane

200 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3309 3309 | website
15% discount off our best available flexible rate
Book via unique link (select preferred hotel and check-in/check-out dates).

Ibis Brisbane

27–35 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
(07) 3237 2333 | website
15% discount off our best available flexible rate
Book via unique link (select preferred hotel and check-in/check-out dates).