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A Story in Miniature

VATE is excited to launch our 2022 writing competition A Story in Miniature. Students in Years 7 to 12 and their teachers are invited to submit a story between 300 and 500 words in length inspired by the writing competition theme.

"Short stories do no say this happened and this happened and this happened. They are a microcosm and a magnification rather than a linear progression." - Isobelle Carmody

VATE Ideas Lab: Teaching English in the Middle Years Conference

The middle years provides the perfect environment for experimentation and innovation. Our students are curious and ready to be engaged with meaningful, purposeful and equitable learning opportunities.

With a focus on inclusivity, diversity and visibility, join with your colleagues to hear from a range of educators who will share their ideas and insights into teaching English in the middle years, highlighting ways that they capitalise on the enthusiasm and flexibility of students in Years 7 to 10.

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2022 Membership now available

Due to an issue with the usual renewal portal, Individual members can renew their membership by logging out of their account and using this portal instead.

We'd like to thank the strong and vibrant VATE community that continued to support our English teaching colleagues across the state in 2021. You can now renew your VATE Membership for 2022 through the 'My account' area of your account or if you aren't a current VATE member, you can join here!

Beyond TEEL returns

VATE’s popular Beyond TEEL online learning modules are again available for purchase with two additional modules. The aim of these modules is to help teachers in Years 7 – 12 develop student readers and writers.

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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Please note that in 2022, the VATE office and bookshop in Collingwood will be open Tuesdays – Thursdays. Staff will be available via email on Mondays and Fridays.

Upcoming events

19 Oct
24 Jun

Online Beyond TEEL – Developing readings of texts and voice in writing

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01 Feb
31 Aug

VCE English Language Mini-Method (pre-recorded)

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22 Mar
24 Jun

A Story in Miniature - Teaching and Learning Package

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24
May

Reading and Comparing The Hate Race and Charlie's Country

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25
May

Hot Topics: New Evidence-informed Practice in English Teaching

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30
May

Teaching Shakespeare in the 21st Century Classroom

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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 03, 2021

Starting out

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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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