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Expression of Interest - School based PL for Term 1 2022
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 1 2022 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: January 27 – December 29, 2022
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, 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 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: 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 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: 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

Online: Intro to English language and sentence grammar
An online course presented by Dr. Rod Campbell, demonstrating that teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective.

When: July 11 – August 15, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 1
NESA accredited. Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch.  Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet the needs of... Details
When: August 1–29, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Attentive teaching of writing with mentor texts
Actively noticing the craft of writing: attentive teaching with mentor texts. Presented by Dr. Lorraine McDonald, this workshop will demonstrate how students can be guided to 'actively notice' how quality texts are constructed and how to follow these mentor texts to make relevant choices for their own writing purposes.

When: August 15 – September 19, 2022
Where: Online
Bev Derewianka in Adelaide: PETAA's 50th Anniversary
Conjuring poetry from language with Prof Beverly Derewianka.    To nourish the imagination, we know that children must voraciously devour good poetry. But beyond the sheer pleasure of poems, we need to remember that it is language that breathes life into poetry. So how does language transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary? We’ll be exploring the resources that poets draw on in fabricating their poetic worlds – from figurative devices such as metaphor and imagery through to the ... Details
When: August 17, 2022
Where: Adelaide
Online: Advanced sentence grammar & cohesion
An online course presented by Dr. Rod Campbell, demonstrating that teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective.

When: August 22 – October 5, 2022
Where: Online
Live Seminar: Fun with Grammar 1: Noun groups at play

Noun Groups at Play

In this mini workshop, the first of a series of related workshops, participants will develop knowledge and skill in teaching:

       
  1. adjectives and adjectival phrases and clauses for descriptive writing (Writers at play)
  2.    ... Details
    When: August 24, 2022
Online: Going Meta - Enabling rich talk about writing
Presented and moderated by Professor Debra Myhill, and comprising 5 distinct modules, this comprehensive course looks at what is meant by metalinguistic understanding, how to plan writing lessons which foster understanding of language choices and how to generate metalinguistic talk in your classroom. It explores metalinguistic modelling of choices in writing and unpacks writing as a craft. Each module will involve reference to research and underlying understandings combined with a... Details
When: August 29 – September 22, 2022
Where: Online