ECTA Group Office Bearers
Chair: Lynne Ireland
Secretary: Dembra Conlon
Treasurer: Leslie McClelland
ECTA Cairns Regional Group
JOIN & INFORMATION
Contact Margaret at email address above for more information or to join the group.
LOCAL MEETINGS & PD
- Julie Cross Tour Cairns - 20 March 2017
Cairns Conference Keeping the Balance: Learning, Life and FUN!
Saturday 2nd August 2014
at Rydges Tradewinds, 137 The Esplanade, Cairns
Final date for registrations and payment: Friday 25th July
8.00 am Registration (tea/coffee available)
8:30 - 8.45 am Opening (followed by "Housekeeping" and Introduction of Keynote)
8.45 -9.45am Opening Address - Maggie Dent "Real Kids in an Unreal World: Building Resilience and Self-Esteem in Today's Children"
10.15 - 10.45am Morning Tea and Trade Displays
10.45am -12.15pm Workshop Session One
12.15 - 1.30pm Lunch (at Poolside Pavilion) Trade Displays available.
1.30 - 3.00pm Workshop Session Two
3.00-4.30pm Closing Address - Maggie Dent "Really Surviving Teaching - Staff Resilience"
4.30pm Close of Conference and Networking @ Poolside
Certificates of Attendance will be available for collection at the registration table after close of conference.
If you wish to stay and network with colleagues afterwards, you are welcome to use the bar (at your cost) by the pool, or to join us for an early dinner at the Sea Level Restaurant (also at your cost).
Please read the following pages for more details about the Presenters, Keynote Addresses and Workshops. You will be able to register for the workshops on the day of the conference. Workshop lists and room locations will be displayed at the registration desk.
2013 ECTA Cairns are hosting a Forum on Transition Statements! When: Saturday 13 July 2013 10:30 am-11:30am at Freshwater School's Library
If you are a Kindergarten teacher getting ready to write transition statements or a Prep teacher who will be receiving these statements, this is a great opportunity to share information and ideas, and get and give feedback.
A panel of Prep teachers will give feedback and answer questions including how useful they have found them, how many they have received from parents, and whether the information included on them is clear and relevant.
Please see the flyer for details. All interested Early Years Professionals are welcome!
ECTA Conference in Cairns - August 11th, 2012
"Childhood - a journey or a race?"
Focusing on the social and emotional
well-being of children and families
in today's world, Cairns ECTA Group held their Conference on Saturday August 11, 2012.
Below are the links to Conference presentations:
- Rhythms of the Rainforest, teachers' notes
- Rhythms of the Rainforest
- How to Make Straw Bale Gardens
- Learning is a JOURNEY - Let's Start Early
- Life is Not an Emergency
- Anxiety and Children
- Conference Program
Gwyneth Beale Computer Workshop
Friends and members of the ECTA Cairns Group met to hone their computer skills at a workshop in July 2010.
Hands On Computer Workshop presented by Gwyneth Beale
Venue: Woree Primary School
Date: Sunday 25 July
Information on registration - email Cairns ECTA Regional Group.
Resources now available in the Secure Area
Cairns Regional Group has successfully secured permission to make these resources from the August conferences available to members only. If you are logged in go to the Secure Area, click Members and then scroll down to the Regional Group page - bingo!!
Steps for Planning Outdoor Environments - This is the Handout from Anne Grant's workshop "Theory into Practice in Creating Outdoor Environments. Anne is a Curriculum Consultant for C&K's Centres for Innovation Project.
Early Years Learning Framework - This was presented by April Schipke, Regional Early Years Consultant for Education Queensland.
Storying the Everyday - This is one of the presentations from Helen Ramoutsaki's workshop. Her workshop topic was "Storying the everyday: relating and reflecting children's experiences." Helen has been a regular oral storyteller in schools and kindergartens, at folk festivals and family events.
Storytelling Hero's Journey Pt1 - This is Part 1 of Helen Ramoutsaki's second workshop. Helen has been a regular oral storyteller in schools and kindergartens, at folk festivals and family events.
Storytelling Hero's Journey Pt2 - This is Part 2 of Helen Ramoutsaki's second workshop. Helen has been a regular oral storyteller in schools and kindergartens, at folk festivals and family events.
Creating Presentations - This is Gwenyth Beale's "Creating Great Looking Documents, Presentations and Web Pages".
Regional Group Activities - previous years
2006 The Cairns Branch usually meets once a term. In 2006, the Cairns Branch of ECTA, started the year with a stimulating talk and slide show...