A Matter of Translation Conference


The Churchie Research Centre's A Learner's Toolkit (ALT) programme is pleased to invite teachers to offer a workshop at its annual A Matter for Translation conference. A Matter of Translation will occur on the Queensland Schools Student-Free Day on Friday, August 30th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Anglican Church Grammar School (East Brisbane). The proceeds from the conference will be directed to the Youth Homeless Accommodation Build - Anglicare Southern Queensland (anglicaresq.org.au).
The A Learner's Toolkit project works with any teacher, at any school, anywhere. The A Matter of Translation conference is a low-cost event open to all. As such, the registration fees are as follows;

1. Pre-service teachers will be $25

2. Teacher early bird registration of $75 (ends on Friday 21st June)

3. Teacher full registration of $125 (from 22nd June to the 28th August)

4. Partner School Virtual Access will be free

Keynote presenters
1. Dr Tim McDonald (CEO of the YMCA WA and subject matter expert on the Hon. Jason Clare’s Classroom Management Review) – will be sharing the next phase of the Federal Classroom Management curriculum and training.
2. Emina McLean (Language and Literacy expert, Lecturer and Primary Years School Leader) – Getting beyond the hype associated with Australia's current Science of Reading movement.
3. Peps McCrea (Steplab UK) – Teacher motivation and instructional changes.
4. Scientia Professor Andrew Martin (UNSW) – Student motivation and self-regulation.
Workshop streams for 2024
1. Practises and techniques around classroom management and routines.
2. Implementing the Science of Learning (SoL)/Science of Reading (SoR) in the classroom.
3. Motivation and Self-regulation.
A Matter of Translation allows teachers to share their practice with their colleagues. The goal is to assist teachers in connecting key advancements in current learning and behaviour research with their daily classroom practices. As a result, we invite teachers to express their interest in presenting a session on either conference theme. The sessions can be from primary or secondary school and cover any subject. The Churchie Research Centre will cover the registration price for the presenter/s as a token of gratitude for sharing their practice.

Key Dates
1. Expressions of Interest for workshop presentations close on Friday, June 21st (the final day of Term 2). Please complete the Expression of Interest form below. Speakers will be notified via email of the outcome of their submission.
2. The final speaker schedule will be released on Monday, 8th July (the first day of Term 3).
3. As workshops and speakers are confirmed, we will advertise to the wider community.
4. Conference Registrations will open on Wednesday, 1st May.

contact Dr Terry Byers by email terry.byers@churchie.com.au