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Please note that PETAA face to face Professional Learning has been suspended in some areas due to COVID. In states and territories where in-person events can proceed, they are under COVID safe guidelines as explained in PETAA’s COVID Safe Policy (.pdf 177 kB)  and follow advice from local Health authorities for both attendees and host venues.

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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 – 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 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
Online: Advanced sentence grammar and 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: April 15 – May 25, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Handwriting & keyboarding in the 21st century
Presented by Dr Noella Mackenzie.  Contemporary writing incorporates a variety of traditional, digital, multimodal, and visual literacy forms, with the written word still central to most texts.

When: May 2 – June 6, 2022
Where: Online
Webinar: The craft of picture books

FREE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Susannah Crispe is a critically-acclaimed Canberra-based children's book author and illustrator. She won the 2019 Australian Society of Authors Style File Illustration Award Mentorship and came first in the Creative Kids Tales 2020 Writing Competition. Join us in conversation with Susannah as we talk about her passion for beautifully crafted books, take a look at her latest book Details
When: May 25, 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: June 1 – July 1, 2022
Where: Online
Webinar: Exploring inclusive picture books

FREE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Scott Stuart wrote and illustrated the award-winning My Shadow is Pink, a rhyming story about gender identity, self-acceptance, equality and diversity. His follow-up book, My Shadow is Purple, takes those themes and messages and extends them beyond the gender binary. Join us in conversation with Scott as we talk about the process of creating these two important books, the power of affirming identity through books and stories,... Details
When: June 1, 2022

Bev Derewianka in Sydney: 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: June 1, 2022
Where: Hurlstone Park
Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy learning.

When: June 6 – July 4, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 3
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 EAL/D students in... Details
When: June 6 – July 4, 2022
Where: Online