Online: Play-based language and literacy learning

A circle of happy kids — laying in star formation on lawn
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.

Practical strategies include language and literacy-enriched dramatic play, readers’ theatre, puppetry, story re-enactment and the creative arts. The role of teachers in advocating for play-based learning with families and the broader community is also addressed. 

This course is self-paced

Please note: this course is available from 4/10/2021 to 1/11/2021. Extensions for Online: Play-based language and literacy learning cannot be granted unless under exceptional circumstances at PETAA’s discretion. 

Who should participate?

  • K–2 classroom teachers
  • Classroom teachers in early childhood education, pre-schools and care settings
  • EAL/D teachers with students across the primary grades.

Cost of participation:

 Members       $100
 Student members    $75
 Non members     $150

Completing this course will contribute 3 hours of online PL addressing 1.2.2, 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

For NSW teachers: Completing Play-based language and literacy learning will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 2.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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4/10/2021 - 1/11/2021
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