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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 over lunchtime, or after school times where 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.

If you can’t make the live session, recordings will be accessible for members below.

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Special Open Webinar for the Education Community! 

STARTTS: Hints for Healing — with Nicole Loehr

Live cast Wednesday 10 March 2021 3:30–4:15 pm AEDT

In this special webinar, join Nicole Loehr as she explains her school liaison program STARTTS (Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors), along with top tips for teachers with students who have suffered trauma from refugee and refugee-like backgrounds. She’ll provide culturally-relevant, best practice advice for everything from classroom setup to external support, as well as the roles English, literacy and the arts can play in helping the healing process. Nicole is based in NSW, but will share information and where teachers can turn for assistance and information Australia-wide.

Writer’s Notebook: Making the Most of our Writing Resources — with Alan Wright

Live cast Tuesday 16 March 2021 3:30–4:15 pm AEDT

Writer’s Notebooks can be a powerful classroom tool. In this webinar, writing instruction expert Alan Wright will provide a brief overview of the Writer’s Notebooks concepts before taking all of your questions! Want to know how to operate notebooks in the classroom? Want to explore ways to maximise their benefits? Want to share your great ideas for using them? All you have to do is share your queries and ideas in the comments section.

For Victorian teachers, see also Alan’s course Creating Curious and Confident Writers at Elwood on 18 March 2021.

Unsplash photo of notebooks by Charl Folscher, linked to event booking

Reserve your place (members only) Book now for The Writer’s Notebook webinar

Inside a picture book — With Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft

Live cast Wednesday 27 April 2021 3:30–4:15 pm AEDT

Join us for a conversation with author/illustrators Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft, whose new picture book Iceberg tells a hauntingly beautiful story – and might just help young people develop a sense and love and care for our precious — and rapidly changing — natural world.

We’ll talk about how the book came to be and gain some insights into the writing, illustrating and creating process to explore the magic of picture books.

Iceberg book cover centre with Claire Saxy (left) and Jess Racklyeft

See also our Whole School Unit of Work for Early Primary based on the book IcebergSurviving and thriving: the life and season cycles of Antarctica (member resource).

Reserve your place (members only) Book now for Inside a Picture Book

Past events — recordings

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Read for Your Life!

Posted on 9/10/2020
Australian Children’s Laureate 2020–2021 Ursula Dubosarsky explores the power of reading

Te Rito Toi: Helping the return to school after COVID-19

Posted on 5/7/2020
Professor O’Connor is an internationally recognised expert in making and researching drama education

Reading with your child

Posted on 4/23/2020
Jennifer Asha shares tips and tricks for parents learning with their children at home during COVID