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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 admin@vate.org.au 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.

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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. 

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Upcoming events

01 Jun
12 Oct

2021 VCE Literature Mini-Method

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03 Jun
21 Oct

2021 VCE English Language Mini-Method

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28
Jul

Curriculum Committee Forum

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04 Aug
19 Oct

VATE Ideas Lab: Teaching English in the Middle Years

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06
Sep

Literature Network Meeting Three

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17
Sep

Literature Network Meeting Two - (Recording)

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Become a VATE member

VATE exists to support its members in the continual process of renewal necessary to engage with the dynamic nature of both the profession and subject English.

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Networks

2019 Collaborative Research Grant

11 Apr 2019

VATE has four active online VCE Networks. VATE members are able to join these Networks and contribute to the conversations.

VCE English teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE English Language teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE Literature teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

VCE EAL teachers

To subscribe to this Network email adminofficer@vate.org.au

Volume 57, number 01, 2021

Removing the Mask

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News

3 Jun 2021 - 2:00pm

Connecting with the VATE office

Here we are again – back in lockdown and resuming online teaching and learning. We send our best wishes to all members of the VATE community during this challenging time.

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Latest from the VATE bookshop

Bookshop

Closing the Reading Gap

Books

The Literature Toolbox. An English Teacher’s Handbook

Books

Into the Woods: Finding your way through literary theory (epub)

Into the Woods

Into the Woods: Finding your way through literary theory (print)

Into the Woods

Creating micro stories: Small fiction with big impact!

AATE Publications

Complete Poems Emily Dickinson - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

Anthology - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020

Literature Perspectives

Anthology - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020

Literature Perspectives

The Ladies Paradise - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

The Boy Behind the Curtain - VATE Literature Perspectives 2020 (PDF)

Literature Perspectives

Our partners and projects

ACMI