Looking back, moving forward

PETAA is a leading association for primary educators in Australia, and one of the largest. First formed in 1972, we have built from humble beginnings to become a trusted source of resources, reference texts, professional development courses, and more. In the past 50 years, PETAA has grown and changed significantly, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our advocacy and professional support for teachers. That's why, in this milestone anniversary, we want to both look back and move forward by honouring our collected expertise, sharing insights in easy and accessible ways, and showing our deep gratitude to the education community with new resources, new opportunities to learn, and 50 gifts for 50 years!

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50 gifts for 50 years!

Gift of the week - 11th August 2022

This week, we're celebrating the release of our latest PETAA Paper: #226 Teacher Librarians: Literally Irreplaceable by Vicki Newton

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Previous gifts of the week: 

 • Gift 29: We announced the launch of A New Grammar Companion, 3rd edition!
 • Gift 28: We shared this webinar brought to us by Larrikin House: Exploring inclusive picture books — with Scott Stuart!
 • Gift 27: We announced the PETAA School Award for Excellence in Primary English Teaching!!
 • Gift 26: We created a guide to 10 books for exploring student wellbeing!
 • Gift 25: we gave away 5 packs of 10 PETAA sticky notes!
 • Gift 23: we announced the PETAA 50th anniversary celebration cocktails and dinner on October 21, 2022!
 • Gift 24: we gave away 4 mystery book packs for school libraries!
 • Gift 23: we announced the PETAA 50th anniversary celebration cocktails and dinner on October 21, 2022!
 • Gift 22: we created the opportunity for you to share student work with the PETAA community!
 • Gift 21: we created a video exploring key texts from the 2022 CBCA Notables and Short List!
 • Gift 20: we gave away 2 Booktopia Gift Certificates valued at $75.00 each!
 • Gift 19: we gave away 1 giant pack of 20 chapter books for young/young adult readers!
 • Gift 18: we launched the PETAA Award for Excellence in Primary English Teaching!
 • Gift 17: We offered free consultations with the PETAA team to make the most of a membership!
 • Gift 16: Networking events with drinks, nibbles and the brilliant Beverly Derewianka - register now!
 • Gift 15: 2 brand new teaching units as part of our Resources for Reconciliation!
 • Gift 14: The chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Teaching English Grammar: A handbook for Australian teachers!
 • Gift 13:  Two webinars with the new Australian Children's Laureate!
 • Gift 12: The opportunity to win to Allen & Unwin children's book packs!
 • Gift 11: 2 more brand-new literature-based teaching units of work for ANZAC Day!
 • Gift 10: 3 brand-new literature-based teaching units of work for ANZAC Day!
 • Gift 9: We launched PETAA Focused PD: a new way to learn on-demand!
 • Gift 8: 50 of our favourite Australian children's literature titles of the past 50 years! 
 • Gift 7: The opportunity for you to tell and share your story to improved student outcomes! 
 • Gift 6: A brand new form of short, high-impact professional learning that can be completed as a group: Staff Meeting Seminars
• Gift 5: Online attendance for up to 25 teachers at this year’s PETAA Leading With Literacy Conference: From babble to Batavia and beyond!
• Gift 4: An in-depth conversation with one of Australia's most popular children's writers and illustrators, Matt Stanton! 
• Gift 3: Two Officeworks vouchers worth $100 each!
 • Gift 2: Launch of the PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for early career teachers!
• Gift 1:
Mystery book packs for your classroom library, each with five contemporary Australian children's books!

Celebrating 50 by celebrating YOU

PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers
A new initiative as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations in 2022, the PETAA Literacy Resources Portal for Early Career Teachers is designed to save you precious time and stress! Visit the site to find practical, accessible and tangible support information (articles, instructional video examples, classroom teaching and learning materials and more) for primary teachers, particularly those who are new or early to their career.

PETAA Research Grant
The PETAA Research Grant (PRG) is a PETAA contribution to the development of leadership and expertise in English literacies across the curriculum that nurtues and evolves the diverse primary education community. The fourth round takes place in our 50th Anniversary year!

PETAA Award for Excellence in Primary Teaching
We are delighted to announce the inaugural PETAA Award for Excellence in Primary English Teaching. Nominations are open now for current and recent full- or part-time teachers of primary English teachers, and is also open to those in school leadership positions.

New Professional Learning
Staff Meeting Seminars and Focused PD are a brand new way to learn best practice strategies from the best of the best. Learn live or on-demand, individually or with your team - try a new way to complement and uplift your internal professional learning while being smart with your time.

Updated resources for Reconciliation Week and ANZAC Day
We're making new additions to PETAA's classic resource collections. Don't miss our five new teaching units of work in our Lest We Forget resources, or the two new units of work by First Nations authors as part of our Resources for Reconciliation.

2022 Leading with Literacy Conference 
From babble to Batavia and beyond. Join us online or in-person in October as we enter an exciting longitudinal journey of literacy development from earliest speech and phonemic awareness, through primary schooling to current expectations as students progress to  high school.

50th anniversary celebration dinner and networking events across Australia
Join us for a birthday celebration dinner featuring Jane Caro, or drinks, nibbles, and a presentation by legendary literacy expert Beverly Derewianka in these special networking events across Australia.