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High-quality teacher PL comes to Western Sydney!

Posted on 16/04/2024
Not only is the PETAA 2024 Leading with Literacy Conference taking place in Parramatta, we're also running a series of high-quality, expert-led, and evidence-informed one-day PL courses across the region in Term 2! Don't miss out!


Exploring how Texts Work: Beverly Derewianka PL courses!

Posted on 15/04/2024
We are thrilled to announce a new suite of courses based on Exploring How Texts Work, the best-selling text by Beverly Derewianka. Extend your learning and discover powerful, effective classroom strategies for teaching with texts!


Book review: My Deadly Boots

Posted on 12/04/2024
A review of My Deadly Boots by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler - who will soon be in conversation with educators on a live PETAA webinar!


Free PETAA PL Course for all VIC teachers: Using diverse children's books in the classroom

Posted on 5/04/2024
We are thrilled to launch an essential new online teacher PL course - free of charge to all teachers in Victoria - thanks the Victorian Department of Education's Strategic Partnerships Program.


Leonie Arthur on the explicit teaching of phonics using authentic texts

Posted on 3/04/2024
Learn about the PETAA PL course The Explicit Teaching of Phonics Using Authentic Texts, and why it's a must for educators teaching early reading skills.


Texts and resources for older readers who are EAL/D learners

Posted on 20/03/2024
These resources, books, and activities have all been carefully chosen to suit older students who are EAL/D learners, or who are having difficulties with language and literacy.


PETAA collaborates with VCAA on unit for VIC teachers

Posted on 19/03/2024
PETAA has partnered with VCAA to provide a case study unit for supporting teachers in adapting their curriculum units to the new and revised VIC curriculum.


Benefits of reading and sharing diverse books

Posted on 18/03/2024
Discover the academic and intellectual, and social and emotional, benefits of reading and sharing diverse books (well, all books, really!)


Everything new at PETAA this month

Posted on 18/03/2024
March 2024: Your 39-second roundup of everything that's new at PETAA this month!


Downloadable resources to support teaching intercultural understanding

Posted on 14/03/2024
Your free downloadable guide for supporting the Intercultural Understanding capability in English and literacy - rich texts, checklists, templates and more!


Hot topics in literacy: Cultural diversity in children's literature

Posted on 29/02/2024
Essential reading ahead of Harmony Week! Hot topics in literacy: How can teachers support students from a diversity of backgrounds through resources, texts, and inclusive instruction?


Rebecca Lim: championing diversity in children's literature

Posted on 29/02/2024
We caught up with author Rebecca Lim to talk about her book My Family Dragon: A Lunar New Year story - and the importance of diversity in children's literature.


Teaching the texts and language of HASS

Posted on 21/02/2024
In new book Teaching the texts and language of HASS, authors Bronwyn Custance and Tony Hole provide an explicit and systematic guide for teaching the specific literacies of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).


Statement of support for Australian teachers

Posted on 16/02/2024
With much media coverage once again focusing on the teaching of early reading in Australian primary schools, PETAA would like to acknowledge the incredible work of all primary educators in this country.


Hot topics in literacy: science of reading

Posted on 7/02/2024
Hot topics in literacy: what is the science of reading, and what are the resources you can access to support teaching in alignment with science of reading frameworks?