PD Fest 2020 Sydney

PD Fest Sydney
Saturday 28 March, 2020

“By teachers, for teachers…”

University English Language Centres of Australia (UECA), and the Centre for English Teaching, University of Sydney, are proud to present the UECA PD Fest Sydney 2020.

“By teachers, for teachers” is a full day of professional development for teachers and academic managers, presented by teachers and managers working in our industry. The day will include an opening keynote speaker and a selection of 40-minute presentations or workshops. Throughout the day, participants will have the chance to connect with colleagues over lunch and at an early evening social event.

The day aims at providing professional development for teachers by teachers at UECA, NEAS  and English Australia member institutions, and is a great opportunity to share ideas and insights with colleagues from different centres and from across the industry.

The PD Fest has four streams, focussing on areas of current interest in ELICOS:

  • Assessment Practices
  • Academic Literacy
  • Well-being
  • Innovation

The sessions are 40 minutes and include presentations, workshops and opportunities for discussion.

Register here

Call for Presenters

If you are interested in presenting please complete the online presenter application on or before Friday 17 January, 2020.

The best presenter, as voted by all participants, will receive up to $1000 towards costs of presenting their session at the next UECA PD Fest.

Online Presenter Application

Presenter applications close Friday 17 January, 2020.

UECA holds a number of PD Fests per year.

NEAS is proud to be the Principal Sponsor of these PD Fests.

Details

Date:Saturday 28 March, 2020
Time:9:00 – 17:00 (8:45 Registration)
Place:Abercrombie Business School, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
Cost:$70 for teachers
Registration:Online registrations from 11 February, 2020.
Registrations are limited to 300 teachers and presenters.

Program

Registration
8:30 – 9:00
Abercrombie Building, outside Lecture Theatre 1130

Welcome
9:00 – 9:15
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Katherine Olston
The Centre for English Teaching, The University of Sydney

Heather Thomas
UECA

Keynote and Panel Discussion
9:15 – 10:30
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

The University Graduate Qualities – How are these influencing the university landscape and changing the teaching and learning context?

Professor Jim Tognolini
University of Sydney


Preparing students for success at University

Brooke Donnelly, Ben Doran, Paul Forster, Pamela Humphreys

Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:00

Session 1
11:00 – 11:40

Session 1A
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Ipsative feedback for syntactic complexity

Malcolm Kirkwood
ICTE-UQ

Session 1B
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170

Plagiarism – Putting the cart back behind the horse

Rosemarie Fonseka
Crown Institute of Higher Education

Session 1C
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1060

The CET Wellbeing Ambassador Program

* Winner – Education Solutions Australasia Innovation and Leadership Award 2019 *

Dr. Nadezhda Kurukulasuriya
The Centre for English Teaching, The University of Sydney

Session 1D
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050

Deconstructing listening: how do we do it?

Dick Bird
CET University of Sydney

Session 2
11:45 – 12:25

Session 2A
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Do I do that? Video self-assessment in class

Renee Constantin
Ability English

Session 2B
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170

Social Capital

Christopher Hill
UTS Insearch

Session 2C
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1060

Won’t you please, please help me?

Kristine De Liseo, Greg Zaharis
UOW College Australia

Session 2D
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050

English Australia Journal Writing Workshop

Dr. Lydia Dutcher, Sophie O’Keefe, Sandra Pitronaci
English Australia Journal

Lunch
12:25 – 13:15

Session 3
13:15 – 13:55

Session 3A
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Creativity for individuality and academic success

Svetlana Lukovic
ACU Centre for Languages, North Sydney

Session 3B
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170

‘Un-demonising’ the correction key

Maria Greenaway
UTS Insearch

Session 3C
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1060

Tasks for all!

Meredith MacAulay, Maro Alwan, Paige Hammer
UNSW Global

Session 3D
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050

Bulletin Boards and Seesaws: Digital Portfolio PD

Vicki Bos, Paul Boyling
ICTE-UQ

Session 4
14:00 – 14:40

Session 4A
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Digital translation & paraphrase tools

Cara Dinneen
Macquarie University ELC

Session 4B
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1170

Shaping the academic integrity of EAP students

* Winner – Best Presentation – PD Fest Melbourne 2019 *

Paul Williams
CQUEnglish

Session 4C
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1060

Upping the ante on learner autonomy and receptive skills

Tania Bencic, Brad McClymont
UNSW Global

Session 4D
Abercrombie Building Case Study Lecture Theatre 1050

Students, the brain and teachers

Michelle Ocriciano
University of Queensland

NEAS Session
14:45 – 15:30
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

Dr Patrick Pheasant
NEAS

Presentation and Awards
15:30 – 16:00
Abercrombie Building Lecture Theatre 1130

  • Winner – Education Solutions Australasia Innovation and Leadership Award 2019
  • Voting and Announcement of Best Presenter award
  • Event close

Social Event
16:00 – 17:00
Abercrombie Building Ground Floor

Register here