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 register

Supporting Struggling Readers

This inspirational online course is also 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, and to motivate disinterested students to engage with reading and writing. July 15 to August 19, 2019

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 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. Choose from two remaining times for this year — from 29 July to 30 August, or from 14 October to 30 November 2019.

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

Conferences attendees

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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Presented and moderated by  Dr KAYE LOWE  Author of FOR THE LOVE OF READING and WRITING THE FUTURE
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 ... Details
When: July 15 – August 19, 2019
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2018  Presented by Prof. ROBYN EWING 
This workshop will explore a contemporary picture book and a novel through process drama strategies. It will enable teachers to gain an understanding of and expertise in using drama strategies with quality texts. This will include an investigation of readers' theatre with a focus on the process of script development from both teachers' and children's perspectives. How drama strategies can be seamlessly embedded in English (and... Details
When: July 26, 2019
Where: Condell Park, NSW
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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: July 29 – August 30, 2019
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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 areas. Objectives... Details
When: August 8 – November 21, 2019
Where: Warwick Farm, 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: August 29, 2019
Where: BARDIA, NSW
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Presented by ANNETTE GRAY
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 18, 2019
Where: LAPSTONE, NSW
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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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Presented by Dr AMANDA LLOYD
DEVELOPING LITERACY  THROUGH NATURE AND STORY PLAY IN OUTDOOR LEARNING  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 ... Details
When: October 16, 2019
Where: MT ANNAN, NSW
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Presented by ANNETTE GRAY
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: October 21, 2019
Where: BARDIA, NSW
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Teaching with Agility
Versatile English Literacy Teaching
All students. Future- ready
Teaching With Agility is a two-day integrated professional learning intensive that will explore how to meet every student where they are in their development, to teach the way each individual student learns, and to infuse their learning with future skills. This program will be grounded firmly within the Australian Curriculum: English context. We will explore from the outset... Details
When: October 25–26, 2019
Where: East Brisbane, QLD
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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: November 7, 2019
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 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: November 8, 2019
Where: CANNON HILL, QLD
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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 the texts... Details
When: November 14, 2019
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW