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Accelerated Literacy Practitioners' Association Australia

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New membership applications suspended

Because the association will vote on voluntary cancellation at our special meeting, the association cannot accept new membership applications at this point. 

Notice of ALPAA Special meeting and...

ALPAA is holding a special meeting on Tuesday 20th October, 2020. Current members will have received a notice of meeting via email. The committee is proposing, via a special resolution, that the association is voluntarily cancelled. For this reason, new memberships will no longer be accepted.

Honouring Michael Halliday

We were deeply saddened recently to hear of the passing of Michael (MAK) Halliday. In using the Accelerated Literacy approach, we owe an immeasurable debt to Halliday's intellectual legacy, and particularly to his work in educational linguistics.  Wendy Cowey has written a personal reflection on...

Time for 'Pannikin and Pinta'

Now that Lake Eyre is filling with water, it's time to study the book Colin Thiele wrote to describe the consequences of the event for pelicans. Here are the NALP text notes.  Source:ABC News 30/05/2018  

Scholarships available for ALPAA...

Registration and travel scholarships

2018 Symposium in Adelaide

2018 ALPAA Symposium Scaffolding Academic Language

Chapter in new PETAA publication

ALPAA members who are also members of the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) will be interested to see a chapter written by three ALPAA members in their latest publication Talking the Talk edited by Pauline Jones, Alyson Simpson and Anne Thwaite. The chapter is called ...

BRAINWAVES 2018: Scaffolding academic...

The first of the 2018 ALPAA Brainwaves series will run from 9th -13th April. It is hosted by Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, and is based on the recent research project with the same name, funded by the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA).

Final report for PETAA research project...

In 2016, ALPAA members Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin won a research grant from the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) to investigate how to use scaffolding strategies with science and maths. Their research sites were Maningrida College in Arnhem Land with Indigenous...

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