PETAA Professional Learning


Pathways to continual professional growth: register and find courses

PETAA provides key Professional Learning opportunities for teachers at every stage of their career evolution. PETAA will liaise with member schools to find the resources, direction and expert support to help you achieve your learning goals.

Online professional learning, follow the links adjacent or in the full list of courses below to registerTeaching Visual Literacy with Multimodal Texts 

This short online course presented by Jennifer Asha is designed to provide you with a glimpse of the Australian Curriculum: English related to multimodal texts, to hear some ideas for how to think and talk about multimodal texts, and take part in some suggested literacy teaching and learning activities using multimodal texts.

Australia’s Engagement with Asia: Global Words

This video-based, interactive and collaborative course links to the Australian Curriculum learning areas for English and Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography) for Years 3 to 6 and relates especially to the cross curriculum priority Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.

Supporting Struggling Readers

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 readers.

Teaching Knowledge for the Art and Craft of Writing

Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This self-paced online workshop presented by Rod Campbell in Term 3, equivalent to six hours and now open for bookings, will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom.

A new way to develop a learning community in your schoolDesigning a professional learning program for your school

The best professional learning journeys start with research. Plan with PETAA expertise. In consultation with your school, PETAA will design and offer a program:

– to suit the needs and priorities of your school
– as an ongoing series of school-based workshops
– for a community of schools
– at open sessions (3-hour to full-day) at various venues.

Get more information about school-based professional learning including PETAA Special Delivery — a new way for primary school executives and leaders
to develop a learning community in your school.


‘I was profoundly inspired by the content and the organisation on the day ... I feel very passionately about the need for teachers to be continually informed of educational research findings and their instructional implications and thought your conference provided an excellent opportunity for this.’ Jessie Ross, Primary School Class Teacher, WA ​

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In order to ensure the teaching community have the expertise, professional knowledge and leadership in English and literacies across the curriculum, PETAA provides high quality, nationally recognised and academically rigorous professional learning which bridges theory, research and classroom practice.

Presented by leading academics, educational consultants and exemplary classroom teachers, PETAA courses cater for all teachers across different contexts and career stages. To cater for an increasingly diverse primary school educational community, PETAA courses are delivered via a range of modes for broad teaching communities or can be tailored for smaller groups and individual school’s learning needs.

Go to our Authors and presenters profiles page to meet (via videos and information) some of the leading academics and education consultants who work closely with PETAA to deliver high-quality publications and professional learning.

PETAA Members receive a 35% discount on Professional Learning (with 50% discount for students), and membership is a requirement for access to our online learning courses. Discover the many other benefits.

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An online workshop for MEMBERS ONLY.
Presented and moderated by JENNIFER ASHA

This short online course presented by Jennifer Asha is designed to provide you with a glimpse of the Australian Curriculum: English related to multimodal texts, to hear some ideas for how to think and talk about multimodal texts, and take part in some suggested literacy teaching and learning activities using multimodal texts.


While the interactive course content is here on the... Details
When: May 7, 2018
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An exciting online offering for MEMBERS ONLY         
Presented by ROD YULE and moderated by JENNIFER ASHA
This video-based, interactive and collaborative course links to the Australian Curriculum learning areas for English and Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography) for Years 3 to 6 and relates especially to the cross curriculum priority Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia.


The course is based on a three-part video presentation by... Details
When: May 14 – July 14, 2018

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2018   Presented and moderated by  Dr KAYE LOWE  Author of FOR THE LOVE OF READING
MEMBERS ONLY ACCESS
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 readers.
The workshop is about motivating disinterested students to engage with... Details
When: May 28 – August 1, 2018
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An ONLINE workshop for members only.
Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This self paced online workshop will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom.The course is divided into two main parts with modules in each.
Part 1: Introduction to English Language and Sentence Grammar
Part 2: Advanced Sentence Grammar and Cohesion
Participants... Details
When: July 23 – August 31, 2018
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Contemporary Perspectives on Learning and Instruction in Spelling
presented by Dr TESSA DAFFERN
Emerging research provides evidence that learning to spell does not proceed in linear stages, and that instruction in spelling should involve much more than simply learning through phonics. Evidence on the effects of phonics instruction on spelling achievement indicates that while explicit phonics instruction may be effective for... Details
When: August 3, 2018
Where: BULL CREEK, WA
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Presented by Dr AMANDA LLOYD
Developing literacy through nature and story play, provides teachers with an opportunity engage with English curriculum activities. The course is completed in an outdoor environment and the activities are completed to enable teachers to experience nature pedagogy, within literacy building activities, for themselves. Teaching strategies for outdoor learning will be modelled throughout the course, with the aim that teachers can replicate these in... Details
When: August 6, 2018
Where: MT ANNAN, NSW
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Presented by JON CALLOW
Planning to use visual and multimodal texts in the classrooms requires teachers to build on their own knowledge about texts and apply appropriate and engaging pedagogies and classrooms strategies. This workshop briefly reviews key concepts about visual grammar and multimodal texts, and then provides examples of how to plan engaging and relevant learning activities using picture books and a selection of other multimodal texts. It also includes strategies ... Details
When: August 7, 2018
Where: CHERRYBROOK, NSW
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2018   Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE and Dr KATHY RUSHTON.
As a result of the NAPLAN test and the development of a national curriculum, many teachers have recognised the need to learn more about the grammatical features of texts. Familiarity with grammar is essential when using language for a range of purposes and audiences as this knowledge supports appropriate choices. Grammatical knowledge supports students to develop reading and writing in all curriculum... Details
When: August 16 – November 15, 2018
Where: GYMEA BAY, NSW
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Presented by ANNETTE GRAY
A broad, rich and constantly growing vocabulary is a powerful component of students’ literacy and learning success. The correlation between vocabulary knowledge and literacy success is well-established, with vocabulary responsible for up to 80% of comprehension. Successful instruction is that which has as its primary goal the understanding of new concepts, not just new words (Nagy 1988), and is context and meaning-based within the fundamental... Details
When: August 23 – September 6, 2018
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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ROD CAMPBELL back in SYDNEY  due to popular demand!!
TEACHING KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ART AND CRAFT of WRITING  1 : Introduction to English Language and Sentence Grammar
Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This very interactive and practical session will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom. The workshop is planned so that teachers in all grades from Prep to... Details
When: August 25, 2018
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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ROD CAMPBELL back in  in SYDNEY due to popular demand !!!
TEACHING KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ART and CRAFT of WRITING 2 : Advanced sentence grammar and cohesion
 This interactive and practical session will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom. Teachers will explore lessons on teaching clauses of different ... Details
When: August 25, 2018
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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PETAA with  ALLEN and UNWIN PRESENT  A FREE EVENT FOR PETAA MEMBERS. LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE!!!!
Join some of Australia's favourite children's authors on Thursday 13th September for A Twilight Chat . Paul Jennings, Kirsty Murray and Davina Bell will talk about books, writing and the creative process.

When: September 13, 2018
Where: EAST MELBOURNE, VIC
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Dr ROD CAMPBELL in Tweed Heads!
TEACHING KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ART AND CRAFT of WRITING  1 : Introduction to English Language and Sentence Grammar
Teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English can be creative, engaging and effective. This very interactive and practical session will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom. The workshop is planned so that teachers in all grades from Prep to Year 6 (and higher) will ... Details
When: September 18, 2018
Where: TWEED HEADS, NSW
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Presented by PENNY HUTTON
This workshop will address the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy from the AC:E with direct references to NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: English K-10. Participants will:
* gain knowledge of grammar at clause, sentence and whole text level
* understand the features of effective writing
* understand the different literacy demands made in different subject areas
* learn how to teach writing... Details
When: September 25, 2018
Where: ALAWA, NT
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TWO DAY EVENT! EXPERT PRESENTATIONS! SHOWCASE! EXPO!
Our 2018 national event is a unique opportunity for teachers to gather together to learn, experience and reflect on all the skills required to create a school with writing embedded in their culture. Over two days teachers will be presented with a sequence of sessions focusing on the building blocks of writing, talk in classrooms to prepare students for writing, creative approaches to writing and how to apply these skills... Details
When: October 19–20, 2018
Where: Canberra, ACT