Exploring how texts work in HASS: geography and history

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Presented by Bronwyn Custance and Tony Hole. What are the core text types reflected in the Australian Curriculum; HASS: Geography and History and how do we support our learners in reading and writing texts to successfully construct and represent their learning?

This workshop explores core texts in HASS: both Geography and History, with their specific structures and language features. It explores how teachers can use model texts within a teaching and learning cycle to build deep content knowledge and control of important language within texts.

This is  a two-day workshop, with three weeks in between each session. Teachers are supported to plan language-focused literacy strategies using a core-text for a HASS topic they are currently teaching. They will try out the teaching plan and regather for reflection and more learning on the second day. On this second day they will be supported to plan language-focused teaching using a teaching and learning cycle on a science topic of their choosing.

  1. Friday 06 August 2021 — 8:30am–3:00pm
  2. Friday 27 August 2021 — 8:30am–3:00pm 

Who should participate?

Teachers of students in Years 5–8

Cost of participation: 


 Early Bird

(until 26 July 2021) 



Member $400 $500
Student member $300 $400
Non-member $600 $700

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Completing this workshop will contribute 10 hours of face to face Professional Learning addressing 2.1.2., 2.2.2., 3.1.2., 3.2.2. from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

PETAA is committed to providing a safe environment for Professional Learning and will follow state health guidelines when organising face to face events.

Should planned face to face events have to be cancelled due to changing COVID situations, PETAA will endeavour to offer the same course online either via live webinar at the same time or in a recorded format on our LearnBook platform which enables participants to complete the course in their own time. Should PETAA be unable to offer a course online, a full refund or PETAA credit towards another course will be provided.

8/6/2021 8:30 AM - 8/27/2021 3:00 PM
Room G 11 B. Education Development Centre 4 Milner St HINDMARSH, SA 5007
Online registration not available.

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