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PETAA Conference 2024 - Reading: Learning, meaning, pleasure

Posted on 16/05/2024
Attend in-person in Sydney or online! Conference 2024 - Reading: Learning, meaning, pleasure will take place on Thu 17 - Fri 18 October, featuring an exciting collection of local and international speakers!


Everything new at PETAA this month

Posted on 10/05/2024
May 2024: Your 46-second roundup of everything that's new at PETAA this month - PL courses, reference texts, webinars with experts, and your new home for Book Week!


PETAA releases new position statement

Posted on 7/05/2024
PETAA has unveiled a position statement designed to provide an evidence-informed model of English teaching at the classroom and school level.


Bowerbird Blues curriculum unit released ahead of National Simultaneous Storytime

Posted on 3/05/2024
Announcing a brand-new curriculum unit of work based on CBCA shortlisted Picture Book of the Year, Bowerbird Blues by Aura Parker - the chosen text for National Simultaneous Storytime 2024!


EAL/D Program: Transform your classroom practice and contribute to whole-school improvement

Posted on 26/04/2024
Announcing PETAA's groundbreaking new EAL/D PL Program: your comprehensive support for improving English and literacy outcomes for EAL/D learners!


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!