Presenter for NITV-SBS footy show, Marngrook, Shelley Ware is today announced as the keynote speaker at the Educational Publishing Awards of Australia.
A proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, Ms Ware is a trained educator with 20 years experience in the classroom, and author of Teaching Notes for the Sunshine Classics digital and print literacy program.
Convener of the Schools and Education Publishing Committee for the Australian Publishers Association, Brendan Bolton, from Cengage Education, says he is thrilled that Shelley Ware is the keynote.
“Ms Ware will share her experience as a teacher, author and leader in literacy advocacy,” Bolton said.
Ms Ware says she loves talking about football and its culture, but raising awareness for high-standard education is another of her passions.
“I’m honoured to speak to educational publishers and teachers at this event. I know first-hand the critical role quality learning resources are for the literacy of students across the nation,” Ware said.
“And I am also aware of the immense efforts involved in developing an educational resource that is relevant, effective and enjoyable for both teacher and student.”
Ms Ware coordinated a literacy intervention program for four years and is an ambassador for Indigenous Literacy Day.
More than 200 educational publishers and teachers will hear Ms Ware speak at The Arts Centre, Melbourne, on 20 September 2018.
Awards will be presented for learning resources from the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors.
Judging of the awards has been coordinated by a committee led by Swinburne University’s Associate Dean of Learning Innovation, Professor Angela Carbone.
The Educational Publishing Awards of Australia will celebrate their 25th year with this event, which is coordinated by the Australian Publishers Association.
APA Media Contact: Alex Christopher, 02 9281 9788
Learn more about teacher and keynote, Shelley Ware.