Open access. In 2022, PETAA reaches a major milestone: it's our 50th birthday! We're celebrating this by celebrating educators: we're giving all of you 50 gifts for 50 years. Visit our 50th anniversary page to see the gifts we've already given out, and stay tuned to our newsletter every Thursday for each new gift.
Open access, with discounts for members. We are celebrating our 50th birthday with a celebratory drinks, dinner and awards! Join us at the beautiful Refectory at the University of Sydney for the English and literacies event of a lifetime – hosted by Jane Caro.
You must be or become a member to enter. Receive well-deserved recognition for your best practice teaching, as a teacher or part of a school team, in these inaugural awards! Entries close on 26th August.
New teaching units of work
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Years 5-6 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and Health and Physical Education with themes of family relationships, friendship, grief, domestic violence, and resilience.
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Years 5-6 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and Health and Physical Education with themes of terminal illness, childhood cancer, bullying, resilience and blended families.
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Years 3-4 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English and Arts (Drama), with themes of family, adventure, identity, culture and migration.
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Year 2-4 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English, HASS (History & Geography), Science, Mathematics, Arts (Music, Drama, Visual Arts, Media Arts), with themes of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture & histories, connection, place, Country, biodiversity, nature, and ecosystems.
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Years F-2 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English, HASS (History & Geography), Health & Physical Education, and Mathematics (Statistics & Probability), with themes of family, love, grandparents, home, cultural diversity, language, religions, countries around the world, aging and youth.
Member only. The unit for this CBCA shortlisted text for Year 5 is linked to the Australian Curriculum: English, and TK, with themes of TK.
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New professional learning opportunities
Open access, with discounts for members. Staff Meeting Seminars are short, high impact professional learning that are designed for whole school/cohort/cluster viewing as a shared learning experience.
Open access, with discounts for members. This is a new series of short, focused sessions that are designed to provide quality PD to you and your colleagues where and when it is needed. Designed in short grabs for staff meetings and planning days, this is a cost-effective way for all teachers to access the same information - available for on-demand viewing 24/7.
Open access, with discounts for members. Join us in Sydney or online in 2022 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.
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New resources and resource round-ups
Open access. PETAA Literacy Leader Karen Rogers has selected 10 quality, critically acclaimed texts that will provide valuable opportunities for educators to sensitively, thoughtfully, and respectfully discuss themes central to student wellbeing.
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New book reviews
Open access. Uplifting without ever losing the fresh bite of its smart, funny protagonist, this book for readers aged 9-13 turns a disaster of a summer holiday into a gentle roadmap of how young people can benefit from the natural world around them – and maybe even help to save it.
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Member only. Jan Latta, a wildlife photographer who creates nature books for children with up-close photography, discusses her globe-trotting animal adventures and how students can be introduced to conservation through reading.
Open access for a limited time. Scott Stuart is the author/illustrator of My Shadow is Pink and My Shadow is Purple, books about gender identity, self-acceptance, equality and diversity. Here, he discusses the power and importance of inclusive picture books for young readers..
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