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 (closes 12 November).

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 4, equivalent to six hours and now open for bookings, will give teachers strategies and resources that can be used immediately in the classroom (closes 26 November).

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 ​

Accredited courses delivering high-quality teacher professional learning for all

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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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Back by popular demand!
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... Details
When: September 1 – October 13, 2018
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Repeated due to popular demand.
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... Details
When: October 1 – November 12, 2018
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An ONLINE workshop for members only, presented and  moderated by Dr ROD CAMPBELL
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... Details
When: October 15 – November 26, 2018
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THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
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... Details
When: October 19–20, 2018
Where: Canberra, ACT
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Presented by Dr KATHERINE BATES
Participants will take away research based knowledge about teaching phonemic, phonological and graphological skills, along with strategies that contribute to developing their own teaching methods repertoire that is explicit, contextual and embedded in a literacy block.
In this 5-hour course, participants will:
*Explore theoretical underpinnings and approaches for teaching phonics from phonemic and phonological awareness (hearing ... Details
When: October 29, 2018
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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Get ready for 2019!!
   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.
For example,
How could my daily literacy session be structured?
What should I be teaching my students about reading and writing?
How can I help my students become confident, successful readers and writers?

Participants will identify... Details
When: November 5, 2018
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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Presented by GRACE OAKLEY and JANET FELLOWES
Spelling is an aspect of literacy that is vital. Proficient and confident spellers are more able to write texts with precision and fluency, and are thus more equipped to achieve across the curriculum, as well as having a more positive attitude to writing. In order to spell well students need to learn how to strategically use knowledge about phonology, orthography, morphology and etymology. Spelling is also a visual activity that... Details
When: November 12, 2018
Where: RIVERTON, WA
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2019   Presented by Dr KATHY RUSHTON and JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE
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: February 20 – May 22, 2019
Where: AUBURN, NSW
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2019   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: February 28 – May 30, 2019
Where: MOUNT DRUITT, NSW
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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: April 30, 2019
Where: MT ANNAN, NSW
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2019   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: June 19 – September 25, 2019
Where: STRATHFIELD, NSW