Focused PD

 We are so pleased to announce PETAA Focused PD:  short sessions that are always open and available to educators. Brand new in 2022, the sessions celebrate and recognise our 50 year commitment to supporting teachers in the instruction of primary English, language, and literacies by giving you a new way to learn anytime, anywhere, on the go. 

Focused PD is:

  • A 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
  • A cost-effective way for all teachers to access the same information
  • Recorded and available for on-demand viewing 24/7
  • An opportunity for diving deeper into professional learning.

Once you book, you will have online access for a month so that you can dip in and out of the session and reflect on the content.

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Focused PD : Reading Comprehension  for Years F-2
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented online by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the first of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Reading Comprehension  for Years  3-4
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the second of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Reading Comprehension  for Years 5-6
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the third of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

When: March 30 – December 30, 2022
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Grammar 101- Part 3B
For STAFF MEETINGS   An introduction to the authentic use of grammar- Part 3B Grammar in the upper primary years. Recorded and on demand. These short, focused sessions are designed to provide quality PD to you and your colleagues where and when it is needed. Designed in short grabs for staff meetings, it is a cost-effective way for all teachers to access the same information and provides an opportunity for diving deeper into professional... Details
When: April 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Grammar 101- Part 3A
For STAFF MEETINGS   An introduction to the authentic use of grammar- Part 3A Grammar in the early and middle years. Recorded and on demand. These short, focused sessions are designed to provide quality PD to you and your colleagues where and when it is needed. Designed in short grabs for staff meetings, it is a cost-effective way for all teachers to access the same information and provides an opportunity for diving deeper into professional... Details
When: April 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Grammar 101- Part 1 and 2
For STAFF MEETINGS    An introduction to the authentic teaching of grammar. Part 1- The grammar story and Part 2 How is grammar useful and relevant? Recorded and on demand. These short, focused sessions are designed to provide quality PD to you and your colleagues where and when it is needed. Designed in short grabs for staff meetings, it is a cost-effective way for all teachers to access the same information and provides an opportunity for diving deeper into professional... Details
When: April 1, 2022 – April 1, 2023
Where: ON DEMAND
Focused PD: Teaching Language through Climate Change

How can we introduce language-focused science in the primary school? How can a classroom teacher use specialist science teacher knowledge to improve understanding about climate change and literacy outcomes?

Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin, the purpose of this course is to help you identify language goals for your students within the all-important science topic of climate change. These language goals are set beyond what students can already do, to help with language... Details
When: June 27, 2022 – January 1, 2023