NATE Briefing


Nate Conference 2010: Making Meanings

NATE's annual conference for English teachers and others in the English community will be held from July 9th-11th, providing high-quality CPD and an enjoyable opportunity to refresh batteries, renew enthusiasms and meet new people. As usual, there will be a packed programme of workshops, seminars and research presentations, as well as a major publishers' exhibition, and a programme of entertainment.

Conference will again be at last year's successful venue, the Hinckley Island Hotel near Leicester. The conference theme will be Making Meanings: Learning at the Heart of English. Full details may be found in this term's mailing and at www.note.org.uk.

The Keynote Speakers this year include actor Pete Postlethwaite, media education expert Andrew Burn, Director of Education at Shakespeare's Globe Patrick Spottiswoode, inspirational teacher Pie Corbett, and the rap Chaucerian Baba Brinkman

A choice of 20 workshops includes topics ranging from using picture books in English to teaching about the language of literature at A Level, from teaching about Shakespeare with film to raising standards in English through Drama, from digital poetry to teaching fantasy writing, with workshops run by the RSC, Shakespeare's Globe, Film Education, the Poetry Archive, First Story and the British Library, and by several experienced members of NATE Committees.

The research programme includes a dozen cutting edge presentations by researchers into English teaching across the country on topics ranging from oracy, ICT and media education to poetry teaching, creative writing and Post-16 English, whilst the seminars cover a range of developments in and ideas for teaching English through poetry, film, literature, media, drama, ICT, spelling and literacy.

NATE Wales and London Conferences 2010

The annual NATE Cymru Conference will take place at the Gregynog Conference Centre, Newtown, Powys on Wednesday 23rd June. Entitled Challenging Young Learners, it will provide CPD for primary and secondary teachers, including a keynote talk by Jennifer Davies, the Welsh government's Subject Officer for English and workshops by Alan Gibbons on 'The Literate Classroom', and Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore ('The 2 Steves') on motivating students to read. Further details at www.nate.org.

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