QATA Membership for 2016

QATA Membership for 2016

Dear QATA members and subscribers,

It’s the beginning of a new school year and it’s that time to think about renewing or joining as a member of the Queensland Art Teacher’s Association.

For current members, memberships will expire at the end of February. We encourage you to renew by visiting the website and clicking on the memberships tab.
When you renew or join, your membership will be valid until February 28th, 2017
Or following this link
http://qata.qld.edu.au/membership-account/membership-levels/

QATA advocates for Visual Art education in Queensland by providing professional development and networking opportunities for teachers; advising education authorities on policy and curriculum development; and providing teachers with opportunities to engage critically with contemporary art and design practices.

In this time of transition of the Australian Curriculum: The Arts and developments of change for processes for senior assessment and tertiary entrance, it is essentially important that our memberships remain strong to ensure a strong voice for Queensland Art teachers. Maintaining a connection with your association gives you this voice.

WHY JOIN QATA?
At QATA, we provide a range of resources for Visual Art and Design educators.

By becoming a member of QATA, you will gain access to invaluable resources, including professional development opportunities.

Benefits of membership include:

· free and discounted professional development

· discounted annual state conference registration

· arts industry networking opportunities

· access to forums for exchange of ideas online and at monthly meetings

· discounted QAGOMA membership

· access to the latest curriculum developments

· support for pre-service and beginning teachers

· exposure to innovative 21st century teaching and learning practices.

· opportunities for exhibiting art work

and remember that association membership costs are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

For current members, memberships will expire at the end of February. We encourage you to renew by visiting the website and clicking on the memberships tab.
When you renew or join, your membership will be valid until February 28th, 2017
Or following this link
http://qata.qld.edu.au/membership-account/membership-levels/

The options for membership are:

· Individual Full Membership ($60)

· Institutional Membership (for up to 5 teachers at the same school) ($180)

· Student Member (Free with proof of current enrolment

The QATA executive (volunteer art teachers!) are working hard to plan Professional Development opportunities for the coming year. Please let us know if there are specific focuses that you would like to see for 2016.

Current members may like to view the minutes from our AGM held last year at Flying Arts. This meeting was also filmed and the webinar can be seen under resources in the members only section of the website.

Get involved to be a part of the conversation and to keep yourself up to date with all that is happening in the Visual Art education landscape in Queensland!

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at qataexecutive@gmail.com

kind regards,

Jo-Anne, Katy, Angela, Vicki and Chrissy