Free PD 4th June & LSTAQ AGM 2022

LSTAQ is hosting a free Professional Development opportunity- in conjunction with their 2022 Annual General Meeting.

It will be held on 4th June 2022, starting at 9.00 am registration at the
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – Plaza level
– use the Grey Street entry near Russell Lane.

Livestream PD option also starting at 9.30 am.

Face to face registration required for catering by 30th May 2022. 

Online registration is the only means of registering for this professional development.

A copy of the ticket will be emailed to you as a receipt of registration- please print the ticket for catering purposes and bring to the event.

Event schedule for the 4th June

9.30 am – Join us in person with Dr Pamela Snow as she presents ‘Oral Language skills and reading success: How the Simple View of Reading supports primary and secondary classroom success’
In this presentation, Professor Snow will consider why reading is fundamentally important for all students’ academic success and mental health in the primary and secondary years. She will review some important aspects of reading instruction history that have resulted in the perpetuation of mixed messages for teachers into the 21st century. Professor Snow will outline the importance of using theory to guide practice, using the Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986) as a worked example. She will critique Balanced Literacy and propose strategies for teachers wanting to make better use of reading science evidence in their classrooms, at both primary and secondary levels.

11 am – Morning tea

11.30 – LSTAQ AGM

12 pm – Dr Judith Howard discusses ‘Trauma- Aware Schools’

In her presentation, Dr Howard will present why a trauma-aware approach to education is needed, the theory and the science that informs trauma-aware education, what this approach involves, and some resources to help.

1 pm – lunch and networking opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you on the 4th June or via livestream link available after 1st June.

Please cancel your ticket if you are not able to attend in person so catering can be adjusted by 30th May.


In 2021, the biennial conference provided evidence-based practice to assist classroom teachers, home tutors and support/inclusion personnel in supporting students who experience difficulties with learning.

Presentation notes 16 September
Professor Pamela Snow
Lillian Fawcett
Raelee Randall and Alexandra Holstein
Jeff Souter
Tom Porta
Karene Janke
Lorraine Gaunt
Michael Maier
Athena Panagopoulos & Joslyn Christians
Susan Prior

Presentation notes 17 September
Mrs Toni Hatten-Roberts
Eduarda Van Klinken
Peter Cracknell
Lorraine Gaunt, Tom Porta & Nicole Todd
Meg Warren & Nicole McKillop   & extra workshop notes
Nicholas Parker
Justine Bomm


SPONSORS of 2021 conference