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Stay in the loop with PETAA webinars for members. Our growing series explores tips and topics relevant to your day-to-day work: the practical ins and outs of teaching English, language and literacies in the classroom and the inspirational moments and aspects of teaching. We aim to provide an exciting range of presenters and discussion areas — to deliver to you wherever you are.

Each webinar will run from 45–60 minutes, and the live cast will take place after school times so you can participate in a Q&A with the guest speaker(s).

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Please note: PETAA webinars are not accredited professional learning.

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Upcoming Webinars

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Live Webinar: Poetry for students: a poet’s perspective
Free webinar for members only. What does poetry look like in the context of primary-aged children? What do teachers need to know about poetry to teach it in the primary years? Where can they find poetry for the classroom, and what should they keep in mind when introducing poetry to students who might not know what to make of it or how to understand it? And what do all these questions mean for writers like Lorraine Marwood, who write poetry and verse novels for young people? Join us... Details
When: September 28, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Inside illustrated encyclopedias
Free webinar for members only. Sami Bayly’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia series (Ugly Animals, Dangerous Animals), continues this October with The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature. Join us in conversation with Sami as we talk about the process of creating a non-fiction text for children that’s lively and engaging; her wonderful scientific illustrations; and how children’s texts can help to spread important messages about nature conversation, caring for animals, and... Details
When: October 6, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Creating new and imaginary worlds
Free webinar for members only. Katrina Nannestad is an award-winning Australian author – her novel for younger Readers, We Are Wolves, was shortlisted in the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year Awards – and is known for writing stories with humour, adventure, action, mystery and history – but always with heart. Join us in conversation with Katrina as we talk about her writing process, what she keeps in mind when writing for young people, and her tips for teachers and students when it comes to ... Details
When: October 12, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Picture books to create social change
Free webinar for members only. Polly Marsden is the creator behind the concept for Big Weather (and How To Survive It), a new documentary TV series hosted by Craig Reucassel to be broadcast on ABC TV in 2020. Polly is a speechwriter and script writer who is passionate about the power of words to inspire positive social change. We talk to her about The Climate Change Book and the Bushfire Book – two reassuring picture books that help children to not be scared, but prepared, about... Details
When: October 19, 2021
Where: Online