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OATE Update (Otago)

OATE Update (Otago) Our annual OATE ‘Big Day Out’ was a great success and enjoyed by an enthusiastic 90-odd members, as a well anticipated and timely catch up in what was certainly an eventful year. Held in the last week of school for the year, we enjoyed an engaging keynote address from Professor Liam McIlvanney, …

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PLD Committee

PLD Committee   Firstly, I’m very pleased to welcome three additional members to the PLD Committee – Jane Dewar, Chris Rayward and JoAnn Wordsworth. We’re delighted to be able to welcome three such fine practitioners and look forward to their contributions. The main focus of the PLD sub-committee so far in 2021 has been developing …

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A message from Nigel Mitchell, Learning Area Lead English

A message from Nigel Mitchell, Learning Area Lead English One of the things the Ministry heard from the public engagement in 2018 was that teachers are having to spend too much time assessing, leaving too little time for teaching and learning. Teaching has become hamstrung by Achievement Standards.  But what does that really look like? …

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Scholarship to Auckland Conference!

Have you applied for a Conference Scholarship?  In 2021 we are offering SIX scholarships to the conference in Auckland. These are available in the following categories: Beginning Teacher of English (two available) Māori and/or Pasifika Teacher of English (two available) Regional Association Chair (one available) Open to all teachers of English (one available) See Conference Scholarship …

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