MATE Online

Welcome to MATE's first eNewsletter. We intend to publish twice a year to keep you updated on what's happening!

Find below a sneak preview of the program for our 2009 SAG Conference, entitled ELA: English Language Artistry.

Check out www.matemb.ca - our brand new MATE website to meet our executive, find links for Professional Development, Awards, Pandora Poetry, MATE FILES and so much more.


MATE Awards

KEL BROOKER AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Do you know a fabulous English teacher? MATE is looking for nominations for the Kel Brooker Award of Excellence, awarded to an outstanding teacher in English Language Arts.
The nominator of the winner of the Kel Brooker Award will receive a $50 gift card to McNally Robinson.

SHELDON OBERMAN AWARD
MATE is currently accepting applications from writers in their certification year in the Faculty of Education for the Sheldon Oberman Award. The winner of the Sheldon Oberman Award receives a $250 scholarship, 3 years membership to MATE, one year membership to CCTELA and free SAG registration for 2009.

Details for both awards can be found on MATE's website here
or contact Jen Walld at jwalld@plpsd.mb.ca.


VAPSI Summer Courses

TEACHING AP ENGLISH OR GETTING READY TO THIS FALL?
Consider attending VAPSI (Victoria Advanced Placement Summer Institute) this summer!

It's a FABULOUS week for mind, body and soul! The Victoria Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a College-Board approved organization that works with teachers and administrators involved in Advanced Placement programs.

With training in over 16 different courses, ranging from Studio Art to Calculus, VAPSI offers educators valuable training while they enjoy the city of Victoria, a gorgeous harbour capital on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. All classes are conducted on the campus of St. Michaels University School, an independent school with quality facilities, and only fifteen minutes from downtown Victoria. With an experienced and engaging faculty, a serene setting and exemplary courses, VAPSI is an ideal place for educators to spend a few days of their summers.

All courses begin on July 6th, 2009, so registration is
RIGHT AWAY!


SAG 2009

MATE SAG 2009

ELA: English Language Artistry

Friday, October 23rd

River East Collegiate
295 Sutton Avenue
(North Kildonan)


SAG Pre-Conference Reception


Thursday, October 22nd 7:00 pm

St. John’s Ravenscourt
400 South Drive
(Fort Garry)

MATE Award of Excellence Presentation

Sheldon Oberman Award Presentation

Readings from author Struan Sinclair

Reception to follow


All are welcome to attend!
Please RSVP
to Linda Ferguson: lindafer@mts.net


Click Here for Full Conference Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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