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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 Whole School: Going Meta
Going Meta- Enabling rich talk about writing.    Presented 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... Details
When: May 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online Whole School: Supporting struggling readers
Presented by Dr Kaye Lowe, author of For The Love of Reading and Writing The Future. This 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: May 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
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: July 12 – August 16, 2021
Where: Online
Expression of Interest — School based PL for Term 3, 2021
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 3 2021 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: July 12 – September 17, 2021
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: July 12 – August 16, 2021
Where: Online
Online: The explicit teaching of writing F–6
Presented by Penny Hutton, this online workshop will address the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy with direct references to the Australian Curriculum: English Years F–10 (with a focus on years F–6). There will be a particular focus on teaching grammar and punctuation in context.

When: July 19 – August 23, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Tips, ideas, and inspiration for Book Week
Join three teacher librarians - Kate Moore (SA), Marissa Caluzzi (VIC) and Jo Panckridge (VIC) - as they share their best tips, tricks and advice for celebrating Book Week at your school. Get fresh inspiration before Book Week 2021, which falls on 21- 27 August 2021, and explore ways you might embrace the theme 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.' In partnership with the Children's Book Council of... Details
When: July 28, 2021
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: August 2–30, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: What makes a good book?
Free webinar for members only. Sparking student thinking and discussion. Join us in conversation with Karys McEwen from the Children's Book Council of Australia as she explains the Book of the Year Awards shadow judging program, which gets students involved in the process of critically viewing and selecting texts. Learn how shadow judging can be implemented in your classroom and library as a way to encourage rich, student-led investigation into, and discussion of, quality... Details
When: August 4, 2021
Where: Online
Exploring how texts work in HASS: geography and history
Presented by Bronwyn Custance and Tony Hole. What are the core text types reflected in the Australian Curriculum; HASS: Geography and History and how do we support our learners in reading and writing texts to successfully construct and represent their learning?

When: August 6–27, 2021
Where: Cowandilla, SA
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: August 9 – September 3, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Meaning making in the age of fake news
Free Webinar for members only.  Fake news, misinformation, bias, trolls, conspiracies, clickbait…welcome to the age of a relentless, brutal, and manipulative 24-7 news and information cycle. How do we negotiate the mire of agendas, opinions, and propaganda that can be created by anyone from your next-door neighbour to a state-sponsored organisation? The questions are endless. The answers can confuse.  In this presentation by journalist, television producer and author, James Knight,... Details
When: August 10, 2021
Where: Online
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: August 30 – September 27, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 2
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: September 13 – October 8, 2021
Where: Online
Expression of Interest - School based PL for Term 4 2021
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 4 2021 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: October 5 – December 17, 2021