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THREE BRAND NEW ONLINE WORSHOPS

Joint Construction: From model text to writing presented by Joanne Rossbridge

Each of the three independent online courses in this series, for teachers of students for Foundation to Year 6, is designed to provide teachers with an understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of texts.

Imaginative texts: 11–31 May 2020


Informative texts: 9–28 June 2020


Persuasive texts: 6–26 July 2020

Participants who register for all three courses will receive a complimentary copy of Joanne Rossbridge and Kathy Rushton’s book Put It In Writing: Context, text and language (2015).


Please note that PETAA has cancelled or postponed all face to face Professional Learning until mid-June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements. We will update this page and our Professional Learning schedule at regular intervals. You can also find resources for schools and parents with students in self isolation or quarantine on our Online Teaching Support page.

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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.


The course consists of separate self-paced  modules and activities designed to adapt what you... Details
When: April 20 – May 30, 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: April 20 – May 30, 2020
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Teaching with Intent Course 1: Planning for Scientific Language with EALD students

Presented and moderated by Dr BRONWYN PARKIN and Dr HELEN HARPER
For primary years classroom teachers and primary science specialist teachers.
Teaching with Intent Course 1 focuses on planning and programming in science in a way that helps students to gain control of... Details
When: April 27 – May 29, 2020

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ONLINE COURSE
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (imaginative texts)
Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE

This online course is for teachers seeking a deeper understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of imaginative texts.
Participants will examine examples of quality literature to consider choice of modelled texts and to learn how and when to focus on particular... Details
When: May 11–31, 2020
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FREE WEBINAR FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Understanding English concepts: What are they? Why are they important? 
 Presented by Michael Murray and Dr Lorraine Beveridge at this special time to enable the whole staff to join.

 This is the first of two webinars. The second will be held on Thursday 11th June.
 
 In this first webinar, participants will:
- Develop knowledge about English textual concepts
-Understand why English textual... Details
When: May 21, 2020
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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: June 1–30, 2020
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PRESENTED by Dr LEONIE ARTHUR and Dr MARGERY HERTZBERG

This course is specially designed for early career teachers working in the foundation year or early years of school, and teachers of students who are EAL/D learners.

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When: June 1–30, 2020

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ONLINE COURSE
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (informative texts)
Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE
This online course is designed to develop knowledge and metalanguage to explore how to support students in the joint construction of informative texts.
Choice of model texts will be considered by looking at examples from subject areas such as History, Science and Geography.
Teachers will be provided with ways to read model texts in... Details
When: June 9–28, 2020
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FREE WEBINAR FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Using English concepts: How can we use them to ensure quality English teaching and learning in our classrooms?  
Presented by Michael Murray and Dr Lorraine Beveridge at this special time to enable the whole staff to join.

This is part two. If teachers are familiar with English textual concepts and have been using the English textual concepts website, they may choose to participate in just this second webinar.Details
When: June 11, 2020
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AN ONLINE COURSE
ACTIVELY NOTICING THE CRAFT of WRITING: ATTENTIVE TEACHING WITH MENTOR TEXTS Dr LORRAINE McDONALD
For teachers of students K-10.

 This course 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... Details
When: June 16 – July 14, 2020
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ONLINE COURSE
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (persuasive texts)
Presented by JOANNE ROSSBRIDGE

This online course is designed to provide teachers with an understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of persuasive texts.
Discussion of text choices will focus particularly on audience consideration and the combining of ideas. Oral language strategies will be shared to show how to shift from oral... Details
When: July 6–26, 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: August 4 – September 8, 2020
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PETAA 2020 READING TO WRITE

*Do you ever get the time to stop and think about the relationship between reading and writing (and talking and listening) in your classroom?
* Have you closely examined the role reading plays in learning to write?
* Are you looking to lift student performance in writing?
* Could you do more to integrate reading into the teaching of writing?

Learning to write requires gaining control of language at... Details
When: November 6–7, 2020
Where: ULTIMO, NSW