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#AusELT PD Calendar – What are you doing for PD this month?

See below a calendar of upcoming events recommended by the #AusELT community, The events take place online or within Australia and New Zealand. The calendar includes:

  • Twitter chats
  • article discussion groups
  • MOOCs
  • webinars
  • conferences
  • workshops

If you know of other PD events in Australasia, please post details on the #AusELT Facebook group and/or Twitter using the #AusELT hashtag, and we will add them here.

The [global] ELT Event Calendar

To see (or add to) Tyson Seburn’s calendar of ELT conferences and events around the world, click here.

Professional associations

To find out more about professional associations in Australia and New Zealand, please visit the #AusELT Resource Wiki ELT Associations page.

PD Resources

For more professional development resources for ELTs in Australia and New Zealand, please visit the #AusELT Resource Wiki Professional Development page.


What are you doing for PD this month?
The #AusELT PD Calendar

Pick one thing a month, or add favourites!

MOOCs, webinars, conferences, article discussion groups, Twitter chats…anything related to ELT PD in Australia and New Zealand or online at a realistic time for ELTs in our region.

NB: This calendar is crowd-sourced by the #AusELT community, and all events either take place online at a realistic time, or within Australia and New Zealand. If you know of other PD events in Australasia, please post details on the #AusELT Facebook group and/or Twitter using the #AusELT hashtag, and we will add them here.

For a calendar of ELT conferences and events around the world (curated by Tyson Seburn), click here.

For past events, see below


2017

January 2017

8 January – 12 February 2017

Electronic Village Online EVO 2017: Five weeks of free PD for English language teachers. This is a global event, but since most of it is conducted online asynchronously, it is easy for teachers from our region to participate.

April 2017

1 April 2017

EA Queensland PD Fest
UQ, St Lucia

5 April 2017

MeetELT #6 details TBA
Sydney

21 April 2017

PD West
North Metropolitan TAFE in Northbridge
PD West Facebook group

May 2017

13 May 2017

UECA PD Fest
Centre for English Teaching, University of Sydney.
Theme: Opportunities for women in ELICOS

September 2017

13-14 September 2017

ACAL National Conference: Traders, Neighbours and Intruders: Points of Contact
Australian Council for Adult Literacy
Darwin, NT

20-22 September 2017

English Australia ConferenceEmpowering Global Citizens
Adelaide – watch this space for announcements and details: http://www.eaconference.com.au/

1-3 November 2017

AALL Conference: 21st Century Language and Learning
Association for Academic Language and Learning
Geelong, Vic


2018

October 2018

2-5 October 2018

ACTA International Conference 2018 – Australian Council of TESOL Associations
English Language Learning in a Mobile World


PAST EVENTS

NOTE: The links below may not still work given that they are to events already held, and we don’t always check up on these after the event.  We wanted to include them as many have links to presentations, handouts and video recordings.

2016

December 2016

5-9 December 2016
ALAA/ALS 2016
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) annual conference -5-7 Dec
Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) annual conference – 7-9 Dec
Monash University, Melbourne

October 2016

6 November 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat –Teacher Motivation & Recharging your Batteries (#AusELT Twitter chat summary, 6/11/16)

17-19 November 2016
ALTAANZ Conference 2016
– Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ)
University of Auckland
In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts

23 November 2016
meetELT #5 : Apps for action, interaction, learning and teaching!
Sydney

October 2016

2 October 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat – 2016 Conference/PD wrap up and swapshop

15 October 2016
UECA PD Fest Adelaide
: A Celebration of Learning, Teaching and Assessment
University English Centres Australia
University of Adelaide

September 2016

3-4 September 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat on Conferences & Presenting (slowburn chat over two days)

21-23 September 2016
English Australia Conference

Create, Connect, Collaborate
Hobart, Tas
Conference slides and handouts

August 2016

7 August 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat on  Reflective practice: benefits, tips and feedback

July 2016

3 July 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat on Strategies, tools and resources for pre-literate learners: Addressing literacy issues in very low / pre-literate learners:

14 – 17 July 2016
CLESOL 2016
– 15th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL
TESOLANZ (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand) and CLANZ (Community Languages Association New Zealand).
Learners in Context: Bridging the Gaps
The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

June 2016

5 June 2016
#AusELT Twitter chat on Materials-light teaching (why and how)

May 2016

12-13 May 2016
2016 NEAS Management Conference

Open Source Thinking – out of the box
Sydney, NSW

14 May 2016
UECA PD Fest Sydney
– University English Centres Australia
The Force Awakens – Empowering Students and Teachers
UNSWIL, Sydney

April 2016

7 April 2016
meetELT #4
Where real-life meets the classroom: To infinitive and beyond!
Sydney, NSW

7-10 April 2016
ACAL-ACTA Conference 2016 (Australian Council of Adult Literacy and Australian Council of TESOL Associations)
Diversity: Exchanging ways of being
Perth, Western Australia

9 April 2016
English Australia Queensland Branch PD Fest 2016
ICTE-UQ, University of Queensland St Lucia campus

January 2016

10 January – 14 February 2016
Electronic Village Online EVO 2016: Five weeks of free PD for English language teachers. Courses on: Young learners, Moodle, Copyright, Pronunciation, Minecraft, and lots more.

2015

December 2015

[No #AusELT Twitter chat in December]

3–5 December 2015
Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning: a TESOL International Association Regional Conference
National Institute of Education, Singapore

9–11 December 2015
ALS 2015 Conference – the 46th annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society
Western Sydney University, Parramatta NSW

November 2015

3 November 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
Voted topic

9-15 November 2015
AusELT/English Australia Journal Article Discussion Group
2-8 November (Reading time) and 9-15 November (Discussion time)
https://auselt.com/2015/10/21/auseltenglish-australia-journal-article-discussion-group-voting-page/

17-18 November 2015
Prof Fred Dervin Leading academic on intercultural competence at Macquarie University, Sydney
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/81f8d038-fbcb-4b15-b401-2cf9a7df7ce0/1facec85c1079674

19-21 November 2015
14th Symposium on Second Language Writing: Learning to Write for Academic Purposes
‘Learning to write for academic purposes: Advancing theory, research and practice’
Auckland, New Zealand
http://sslw.asu.edu/2015/

20 November 2015
Transforming through Praxis: Students from Refugee Backgrounds in Higher Education
University of Newcastle
http://createsend.com/t/j-2F89DE063C5AA147

21 November 2015
UECA PD Fest 2015 – University English Centres Australia
Victoria University, Melbourne
http://www.ueca.edu.au/pdfest2015-melbourne/

23-26 November 2015
4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015)
University of Auckland, New Zealand
https://led.education.auckland.ac.nz/

25-27 November, 2015
12th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL)
‘Critical Intersections’
Wollongong, NSW
http://www.aall2015uow.com/

30 November – 2nd December 2015
Combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ)
‘Learning in a multilingual world’
Adelaide
https://www.conveneit.com/secure/onsite/linguistics_dec_15/

October 2015

8 October 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
Conference/PD wrap up (swapshop)

September 2015

3 September 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
LGBTQIA issues in course-books and classrooms

23-25 September 2015
English Australia Conference 2015 – ‘Looking ahead: change challenge and opportunity’
Brisbane
http://www.eaconference.com.au/

24-25 September 2015
ACAL Conference 2015 – ‘Resilience, Risk, Preservation’ (Australian Council for Adult Literacy)
24th and 25th September 2015 at the Adelaide Zoo
http://www.acal.edu.au/

August 2015

6 August 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
Mobile language learning: Moving from ‘why’ to ‘how’, with guest moderator Mark Pegrum

July 2015

2 July 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat

3-6 July 2015
AATE/ALEA National Conference 2015 – Canberra, ACT
Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association
‘CAPiTALiSiNG ON CURiOSiTY: ‘ninggi warrguu’- look  and ask why – Nurturing Inquiring Minds’
http://www.englishliteracyconference.com.au/

June 2015

4 June 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
“Getting Away from Grammar” with Daniel Midgley

May 2015

2 May 2015
UECA PD Fest 2015 – University English Centres Australia
Sydney
http://www.ueca.edu.au/pdfest2015/

7-8 May 2015
NEAS Management Conference 2015
Darling Island, Sydney
http://www.neas.org.au/media-centre/conferenceevents/

14-15 May 2015
National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Assessment Conference 2015
Adelaide
http://www.acer.edu.au/nallnac

April 2015

29 April 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
Group work
Transcript: https://storify.com/SophiaK/transcript-of-auselt-twitter-chat-30-4-2015-group-

2 April 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
App smashing (slowburn)
Intro & set-up: https://auselt.com/2015/03/23/april-2015/
Summary: https://storify.com/sujava/app-sharing

March 2015

21 March 2015
English Australia PD Fest 2015
Brisbane

5 March 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
New to Twitter? (& practical swapshop)
Summary: https://auselt.com/2015/03/04/mixed-feelings-about-twitter/

February 2015

5 February 2015
#AusELT Twitter chat
voted topic – see Facebook group

January 2015

29-30 January 2015
Teaching and Learning Forum 2015
The University of Western Australia, The University Club
Theme:  Teaching and Learning Uncapped
http://wand.edu.au/course/view.php?id=21

12 January – 15 February
Electronic Village Online EVO 2015: Five weeks of free PD for English language teachers
Mostly asynchronous, so time zone differences don’t have much of an impact.
Courses on: Young learners, Moodle, Copyright, Pronunciation, and lots more.

2014

December 2014

NB: No #AusELT Twitter chat in December

8th-9th December 2014
Workshop at Macquarie University: “The Role of Prosody in Language Learning: Stress, Tone and Intonation”
http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_human_sciences/linguistics/linguistics_research/research_events/workshop_on_the_role_of_prosody/

5th December 2014
Pronunciation Symposium: New directions in pronunciation theory and practice
University of NSW, Canberra, 8:30-4:30, Friday 5 December
http://media.unsw.adfa.edu.au/events/pronunciation-symposium/
Handouts available for download by AALL members: http://aall.org.au/forum/handouts-2nd-pronunciation-symposium

November 2014

5 November 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat

October 2014

2 October 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat

September 2014

30th September – 3rd October 2014
Australian Council of TESOL Associations – ACTA International Conference, Melbourne
http://tesol.org.au/ACTA-Conference/ACTA-International-Conference-2014

17-19 September 2014
English Australia Conference, Melbourne
http://www.englishaustralia.com.au/english_australia_conference.html

4 September 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat

August 2014

22-23 August 2014
TESOL Research Network Colloquium 2014 – University of Sydney
http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/news_events/events/2014/Semester-Two/TESOL-research-colloquium.shtml

12 August 2014
Jack Richards lecture at Macquarie University
“What Does It Take To Be An English Language Teacher? Exploring Teacher Knowledge, Skill And Cognition”
1-2 pm E6A102 Macquarie University North Ryde

7 August 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat (Huw Jarvis / MALU)

July 2014

July-August 2014 (8 weeks)
MOOC: Learning to Teach Online, offered by UNSW and taught by Simon McIntyre & Negin Mirriahi
https://www.coursera.org/course/ltto

3 July 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat 8.30pm on ‘Professional Development – that’s what I want!’
> Pre-chat information and suggested reading
> Chat Summary

10 – 13 July 2014
CLESOL Conference, Wellington, NZ
http://www.clesol.org.nz/

June 2014

5 June 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat 8.30pm on management issues, with Andy Hockley
> Pre-chat information and suggested reading
> Chat summary

May 2014

31 May 2014
10pm Perth – midnight for Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane: IATEFL webinar with Jill Hadley on ‘Motivation, imagination and L2 identity’
http://www.iatefl.org/webinars

11 May 2014
9pm Sydney time: #KELTchat on Twitter on topic of critical pedagogy, guest moderated by Divya Madhavan: http://keltchat.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/sun-may-11th-keltchat-on-critical-pedagogy-with-special-guest-moderator-divya-madhavan/
Michael Griffin BELTA webinar on ‘All about feedback from students’
http://www.beltabelgium.com/webinars/

Until 9 May 2014
IATEFL Research SIG article discussion on ‘Engaging learners: conversation- or dialogic-driven pedagogy?’
http://resig.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/28-april-9-may-article-discussion-engaging-learners-conversation-or-dialogic-driven-pedagogyelt-journal-681-1-11.html
based on Phil Chappell’s recent article in the ELTJ, free to download from above link.

1 May 2014
#AusELT Twitter chat: Slowburn on Russ Mayne’s IATEFL 2014 talk on neuro-myths & pseudo-science in ELT. See here for details & a link to the original talk: https://auselt.com/2014/04/29/pseudoscience-and-neuromyths-in-elt/

April 2014

30 April 2014
at 7pm Perth & 9pm Sydney/Brisbane
Andy Hockely British Council webinar on ‘Peer observation – how can we make it work?’
http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/continuing-professional-development/webinars
PS Andy wrote about this on the #AusELT blog here:https://auselt.com/2013/09/22/setting-up-a-peer-observation-scheme/.
See also our chat summary on this topic here: https://auselt.com/2013/04/18/auselt-chat-summary-setting-up-and-running-effective-peer-observation-programs-4-april-2013/

28 April – 9 May 2014
IATEFL Research SIG article discussion on ‘Engaging learners: conversation- or dialogic-driven pedagogy?’http://resig.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/28-april-9-may-article-discussion-engaging-learners-conversation-or-dialogic-driven-pedagogyelt-journal-681-1-11.html
based on Phil Chappell’s recent article in the ELTJ, free to download from above link.

26 April – 28 April 2014
7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies
Recordings: http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program-overview

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