VATE Ideas Lab: Teaching English in the Middle Years
VATE Ideas Lab is an exciting new series of original and practical online sessions focused on teaching English in the middle years.
Take inspiration from sessions on how to provide a rich literary diet for students, develop a culture of creative writing, support student voice and tackle the teaching of problematic and sensitive content run by innovative middle years teachers. These highly practical and engaging strategies can be taken straight back for use in the Year 7 to 10 English classroom. More information here.
Stories That Change
Building on the runaway success of Stories for Strange Times, we are expanding our short story competition. Entry remains free for students and staff at all schools with 2021 VATE membership. Stories should be no more than 1000 words in length, this time addressing the theme Stories That Change.
Click here for more information about the competition and teaching and learning package.
VATE office and bookshop
VATE Bookshop open from Wednesday, January 27
In 2021, the VATE Office and Bookshop will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 4:30pm. Please note, a maximum of 2 visitors only at any one time in the VATE Office and Bookshop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time and day to visit the VATE Office and Bookshop. Please ensure that you wear a mask and scan the QR code to sign in upon arrival.
2021 Membership now available
You can now renew your VATE Membership for 2021 through the 'My account' area of your account or if you aren't a current VATE member, you can join here!
Over 50 years of supporting English teachers
VATE is an independent, not for profit organisation that aims to foster the highest quality teaching of English throughout Victoria. Since 1960 VATE has supported its members as they have navigated the various changes to the teaching and learning of English over the last sixty years.Read more