Professional Development

Term 2 Professional Learning


Now In-Person & Online!!

Early Career Teachers Mini-Conference

St George’s Anglican Grammar School
50 William St, Perth 6000
Saturday 22nd May, 10:30am – 2.30pm

The ETAWA would like to invite early career, graduate and student teachers to a day of professional learning. In continuation with our State conference theme, we are expanding on the focus of Hearing Voices. As an association of teachers, we want you to know that your voices are and will be heard and that our voices along with others in the field, would like to offer you some support along the way. Join us in celebrating our collegiality as English teachers on this day that is all about YOU!

Beginning your career as an English teacher can be a challenging time. This mini-conference will provide you with some useful tools and skills, as well as give you the opportunity to network and share your experiences with others.

On offer will be practical sessions covering topics such as: developing efficiency and avoiding burnout; establishing reflective professional practice; making differentiation manageable and gaining cultural pedagogical competency. ­­­­­­­­ You’ll also be introduced to some free resources for making teaching easier.

Each session will be facilitated by a leading English educator, and attendees are invited to share their own voices as well. Time will also be made available for a Q&A session for participants to ask those questions you might be reluctant to voice in your workplace.

· Tea, coffee and lunch will be supplied.
· Please also join us for a glass of wine and nibbles after the last session.
· St George’s Anglican Grammar School is located at 50 William St, Perth; the heart of the CBD.
· There is no onsite parking, but there are commercial carparks nearby and public transport links are extensive.


If you are unable to physically make it to the conference, the day will be available virtually through a video conferencing platform. You might want to sit from the comfort of your home and enjoy viewing and participating in the online forums and seminars. Due to the nature of the COVID restrictions and conference changes, we are working rapidly to construct this new online opportunity and to fine tune the technical requirements. Therefore, register your interest in participating below and the team will get back to you as soon as possible with further details.

Check with your Head of Department to see if your school is a member, or join yourself to access free resources, publications, PD discounts and great professional networking opportunities.

The English Teachers Association of WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Country has, for thousands of years, been a place of learning. We at the English Teachers Association of WA are proud to share in this long tradition.

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