The management committee welcomed in the new year with our first meeting held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 27th of February. We welcomed Dr Anne Coffey from Notre Dame University in WA onto the committee in the role of Journal Editor. We are thrilled to be working with her in this capacity.
I'm very pleased to bring to you our Singapore Conference this year from the 10-11th September at the Australian International School. The call for abstracts closes on the 28th May and I encourage all educators to submit to present; we'd love to see you there. The theme is "Innovation in Wellbeing, Leadership, Pedagogy". Why not register a team to attend this quality professional development.
We also have an exciting new one day event on the Gold Coast on Tuesday 24th May 2016. At only $70 per person this is amazing value for money. It is a one day professional development opportunity called "Heart to Mind" and features sessions from Donna Pendergast, Dr Tom Nehmy, Dr Katherine Main and Dr Jill Margieson. This is designed for all educators of young adolescents so come and join us on the Gold Coast! You can click here to register your team.
We have an exciting year planned and we hope you engage with us through our events and also through social media and our membership website. The members only area offers you the opportunity to post on the forum and recieve answers from other middle level educators. It is your best way to engage directly with other members and we encourage you to join in.
April will see us launch Australia's first middle years specific education chat. Join us at #MYEdOz every Thursday evening from 8-9pm. The first one is on the 14th of April. Jump on board and join the fun... not to mention the amazing free professional development.
Thank you for supporting our Association; we are where middle level educators belong.
Angela White, Executive Officer