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Select from the full list of courses face-to-face and online further below, or explore tailored learning options for your school team to build a professional learning community.

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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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Online: Leading with Literacy — PETAA 2021 Conference
PETAA's 2021 Leading with Literacy Conference on demand. Powerful practices for all learners.   After an extraordinarily challenging 18 months, schools and teachers worked harder than ever to respond to the world around them, and its ever-changing conditions, to continue to provide a powerful literacy education to all young people across Australia. But these circumstances have considerably impacted teaching and learning. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we invest... Details
When: November 1, 2021 – April 10, 2022
Where: Online
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: January 23 – February 27, 2022
Where: Online
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 – April 1, 2022
Online: Where do I start?
Literacy teaching for beginning teachers. Presented by Robyn Wild, this workshop will address common questions that pre-service teachers, beginning teachers and teachers new to a particular year level ask.

When: February 14 – March 14, 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: February 21 – March 21, 2022
Where: Online
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! 1
Presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2022? Perfect for all Kindergarten/Foundation and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: February 21 – March 7, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Putting the literacy jigsaw together
Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Teachers are presented with many different models representing the reading process and, more generally, models of literacy learning. Some examples are the ‘Big Six’, the Simple model of reading, the Scarborough rope model, the three cueing systems, and Freebody and Luke’s 4 resources model. Each provides different pieces and shapes of the jigsaw that is the reading... Details
When: February 21 – March 21, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 1
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: February 28 – March 28, 2022
Where: Online
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: March 1 – April 1, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Joint construction — Imaginative
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (imaginative texts).  Presented by Joanne Rossbridge, this online course is for teachers seeking a deeper understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of imaginative texts. Participants will examine examples of quality literature to consider choice of modelled texts and to learn how and when to focus on particular features. This knowledge will then be applied to jointly constructing texts. Aspects of... Details
When: March 7 – April 4, 2022
Where: Online
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? It's child's play! 2
Creating readers in Kindergarten/ Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Foundation/Kindergarten in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/ Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: March 7–28, 2022
Where: Online
In Person: Let's write an English unit with textual concepts
(IN PERSON New South Wales) Presented by Dr Lorraine Beveridge and Michael Murray, this practical course will show teachers how to write quality syllabus-based English units of work, utilising English Textual Concepts (ETCs), while still attending to the literacy and language needs of their students.  This course utilises the concept-based approach to program design. A seven-step process for developing quality units is adapted from the work of Wiggins and McTighe (2005,... Details
When: March 12, 2022
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
Online: A text based approach to teaching phonics
This practical workshop, presented by Dr. Leonie Arthur and Dr. Margery Hertzberg, will focus on strategies to supplement your existing phonics program with authentic texts. Whilst the focus is on students in the early years of school, it is also relevant for students in Early Childhood, Students with English as an additional Language and students with special... Details
When: March 14 – April 11, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Supporting struggling readers
Presented and moderated by  Dr Kaye Lowe, author of For The Love of Reading and Writing The Future. This online workshop is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling... Details
When: March 14 – April 11, 2022
Where: Online
In person: Attentive teaching of writing with mentor texts
(IN PERSON New South Wales) 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. Participants will apply explicit language/grammatical knowledge to closely observe how readers are engaged, how the texts are cohesive and... Details
When: March 23, 2022
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW