Conference 2018

2018 Business and Enterprise Teachers’ Conference

Materials provided at some of the sessions:

Keynote address – Katie Spain

Editor at Newstyle Media 

I write. A lot.

I am a former farm girl who left Australia in pursuit of stories. Words took me to Germany, London, Sydney and back to my base in Adelaide where I am editor of Newstyle Media’s Fritz Magazine and G’Day Magazine.

Food and wine is my jam. I am a feature writer for WBM (Wine Business Magazine Australia), Broadsheet, the McLaren Vale Guide, and reviewer for Gourmet Traveller’s 2017 Restaurant Guide.

I was the Australian Alternative Wine Varieties Show fellowship recipient (2017), Penola/Coonawarra Arts Festival writer in residence (2017) and the SA Writers Centre writer in residence (2016).

I am the former editor of Broadsheet Adelaide and features writer and digital lass for News Corp’s The Adelaide* Magazine and SAWeekend Magazine, lifestyle reporter for The Advertiser and a restaurant and bar reviewer for The Advertiser’s annual Food Guide. I also taught Writing Articles For Publication at Adelaide College of the Arts.

My background is a diverse mix of radio, digital and print lifestyle (food, fashion and events) and travel journalism, community building and social media. I’ve made a career managing social media platforms and websites for publications and companies worldwide. When I’m not tweeting about new cafes, local gems and international trends, I’m writing about them. Print is my passion and I’ve been fortunate to forge a career that merges the best of both.

I love to champion locals and creativity I love nothing more than filling my days with great food, music, art, and travel. I’ve interviewed some of the biggest names in the entertainment world but get the biggest thrill out of shouting the praises of everyday people with a cracking story to tell.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Standards covered by this conference at the Proficient teacher stage:

6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice.
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice.
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities