ECTA Group Office Bearers
Chair: Mel Doyle
Vice: Cornelie Johnson
Secretary: Christien Appel
ECTA Mackay Regional Group
C/- Christien Appel
15 Corella way Blacks Beach QLD 4750
- email: Mackay Regional Group - firstname.lastname@example.org
J0IN & INFORMATION
Contact Christien at email address above for more information or to join the group.
LOCAL MEETINGS & PD
- Julie Cross Tour Mackay - 22 March 2017
What a wonderful day we had on Saturday! Have you looked or assisted a child differently yet?
- Auditory Processing You Tube - You Tube Video
- Vivienne's website - Vivienne's website
- Photos from the Sensory Practicum - on our Facebook Page - Photos from the Sensory Practicum - on our Facebook Page
ECTA Mackay Group Conference a Hit! 2013
Congratulations to ECTA Mackay on their excellent conference. Held at Mackay Christian College's junior campus, keynote speaker Paul Spearim educated and entertained with his Aboriginal storytelling, dance and songs. Sue Southey followed the break-out groups sessions, sharing her hands-on mathematics ideas for learning in the early years. Educators came together from the Mackay area for this professional development opportunity, networked, and shopped at educational trade stalls.
Bus Trip Around Mackay Centres
Generally, teachers have little opportunity to view the teaching environments that other teachers establish, but most would like to! As our first major event of the year, the Committee organized a Tour of Early Childhood Settings in our local area, & the overwhelming response demonstrated that this was something people wanted to attend. Organized for a Saturday, a full bus of 50 teachers from ChildCare, Kindergartens & both State & Private schools enjoyed a rare chance to view working classrooms & chat to the teachers. We visited six settings, including Child Care, Community Kindergartens, School Based Kindergartens, Prep Classrooms & an Outside School Hours Care Program. Each venue showcased both familiar and new ideas, which the tour participants were eager to explore. Cameras clicked madly! The networking between fellow professionals was a highlight of the day, and the Committee was gratified by the extremely positive and enthusiastic feedback that was received - with many requests for more such offerings.
Workshops / Conferences
Regional Group Activities - previous years
We had a MADECTA meeting with guest speaker Melinday Wyatt from Wyatt chiropractor. Melinda talked with us about the importance of looking after our...