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Tesaa Dafern

FEATURED COURSE 2020

Contemporary Perspectives on Learning and Instruction in Spelling

PETAA presenter Dr Tessa Daffern was, prior to her career in academia, a classical flautist in a number of major chamber, ballet and symphony orchestras and a primary educator. As a bilingual learner herself, Tessa developed an interest in language learning and children’s creative potential. She is especially interested in how children learn to spell and how we can assist with spelling. Her course aims to have you challenge existing assumptions underlying spelling development, to consider Triple Word Form Theory as a conceptual framework in the teaching and learning of spelling, to be able to draw on research evidence to implement a differentiated model of spelling instruction, and to enrich your current linguistic knowledge. Tessa will present this course for PETAA in 2020 at Novar Gardens in South Australia, Wollongong and Whalan in New South Wales, and Heathcote and Balckburn North in Victoria. Click through to learn more and take advantage of early bird rates.

Novar Gardens  7 April | Wollongong 30 April | Whalan 4 May | Heathcote 5 May | Blackburn North 6 May

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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... Details
When: October 14 – November 30, 2019
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An ONLINE workshop for members only, presented and moderated by Jennifer Asha.
Using rich literature to teach writing, with quality texts as a springboard for explicit grammar instruction.
What makes a quality text a good resource for teaching sentence level grammar?
The delivery of this course emphasizes the application of grammar knowledge to classroom activities and classroom talk. It aims to focus on teacher modeling of metalanguage, helping teachers to ... Details
When: November 13 – December 18, 2019
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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 readers.
The workshop is about motivating disinterested students to engage with reading and ... Details
When: January 16 – February 28, 2020
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An ONLINE workshop for members and non members, 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:... Details
When: February 4 – March 10, 2020
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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 areas. Objectives... Details
When: February 12 – June 3, 2020
Where: SMITHFIELD, NSW
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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 areas. Objectives... Details
When: February 18 – May 26, 2020
Where: CARINGBAH, NSW
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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 areas. Objectives... Details
When: February 19 – May 27, 2020
Where: CAMMERAY, NSW
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A KINDERGARTEN TRILOGY  presented by ROBYN WILD

Perfect for all Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers- a three part course on play, reading and writing in Kindergarten. Participants will hear how the Early Years Learning Framework, in conjunction with the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, can work together to support young children’s... Details
When: February 20 – March 5, 2020
Where: NEWTOWN, 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 the Australian Curriculum: English K-10.
There will be a particular focus on teaching grammar and punctuation in context.
Participants will:
*gain knowledge of grammar at clause, sentence and whole text level
*understand the features of effective writing
*understand the different literacy... Details
When: February 21, 2020
Where: CULBURRA BEACH, NSW
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Presented by ROBYN WILD


Perfect for all Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers — a full day on play, reading and writing in Kindergarten. Participants will hear how the Early Years Learning Framework, in conjunction with the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum, can work together to support young children’s literacy learning and their transition to school.



  • Session 1. Literacy learning occurs during play as children discover,... Details
    When: February 24, 2020
    Where: GRAFTON, NSW
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An ONLINE workshop for all , presented and moderated by Jennifer Asha.
Using rich literature to teach writing, with quality texts as a springboard for explicit grammar instruction.
What makes a quality text a good resource for teaching sentence level grammar?
The delivery of this course emphasizes the application of grammar knowledge to classroom activities and classroom talk. It aims to focus on teacher modeling of metalanguage, helping teachers to adjust... Details
When: February 24 – April 6, 2020
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2020     ACTIVELY NOTICING THE CRAFT of WRITING: ATTENTIVE TEACHING WITH MENTOR TEXTS
Dr LORRAINE McDONALD
This workshop demonstrates 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... Details
When: March 12, 2020
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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For teachers K-2
presented by Kim Cootes and Dr Gill Pennington
During this workshop, teachers will be introduced to significant aspects of EAL/D pedagogy and the value of stories as vehicles for language and literacy development, especially when accompanied by opportunities to respond playfully to multilingual texts. Reference will be made to appropriate curriculum outcomes. The purpose of ´multilingual storyboxes’ will then be explored: to value and explore the... Details
When: March 12, 2020
Where: KENSINGTON PARK, SA
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Presented by ROBYN WILD for teachers K-3
While most Kindergarten teachers don’t use formal spelling programs or include weekly Friday dictations into their literacy routines, the teaching of spelling is their core business.
So, what are they doing?
Join us while we see and hear how children are introduced to words, letters and letter patterns during shared reading and shared and interactive writing, and then use this information as they create their own... Details
When: March 12, 2020
Where: ADAMSTOWN, NSW
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Presented by ALAN WRIGHT

Participants will examine how to create a sense of community among student writers.
They will explore authentic contexts for writing and the notion of risk taking as a key element within an effective writing program.
Participants will be exposed to ideas for harvesting ideas, and sustaining interest.
The course will also address:

*Ideas for assisting students to develop writing stamina along with a... Details
When: March 16, 2020
Where: ELWOOD, VIC