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. 15 July to 2 September, 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 6 September, 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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FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS and NEW GRADUATES
Presented by ROBYN WILD
Prepare for 2020. Get ready to start the year off with fresh ideas to help you organise your literacy teaching.
 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... Details
When: September 11, 2019
Where: NEWTOWN, NSW
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THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL
For early career teachers working with early years students, and teachers of students who are EAL/D learners.

PRESENTED by Dr LEONIE ARTHUR and Dr MARGERY HERTZBERG

This practical workshop will focus on the use of authentic texts to teach phonics in the early years of school. It will demonstrate strategies for planning engaging, culturally responsive teaching and learning sequences that support each student’s... Details
When: September 19, 2019
Where: GREENACRE, 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
*DIFFERENTIATION     *INTEGRATION    *DIVERSITY  *AC:E   *AGILE THINKING   *WELL BEING  
*INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES  * SPOTLIGHT SCHOOLS
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... Details
When: October 25–26, 2019
Where: East Brisbane, QLD
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OPTION 2: Teaching with Agility DAY 1

*WHERE IS THE ROOM FOR MY AGILE AND FLEXIBLE TEACHING WITHIN THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM: ENGLISH? Denise Roberts

*HOW DO I MAXIMISE LEARNING FOR ALL  MY STUDENTS? EMBRACING DIVERSITY: LEARNING... Details
When: October 25, 2019
Where: East Brisbane, QLD

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Teaching with Agility -Day 2
TEACHER WELLBEING and  RESILIENCE     Rose Pennington- Anstee
INTEGRATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM     Prof Beverly Derewianka
CREATIVE RESPONSES TO EMBEDDING INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES Dr Anita Heiss

Expert speakers PLUS hear from staff at Penrhos College WA, Woodlinks State School QLD and Northfield Primary SA about how they met the challenge for change.
Attend day 2 of PETAA's Professional Learning Intensive to ... Details
When: October 26, 2019
Where: East Brisbane, QLD
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Presented by Dr Rod Campbell
Teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective. This very interactive and practical session will give teachers many 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 have information for classroom lessons on teaching vocabulary,... Details
When: October 28, 2019
Where: TWEED HEADS, 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: 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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PRESENTED by SUE MURRAY
FOR TEACHERS OF YEARS 3-8
This practical workshop will equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to teach their students to write effective scripts by understanding the fundamental elements of scripts.
Participants will take part in a number of practical drama and writing exercises that will be scaffolded to allow easy implementation in their own classrooms, as well as examples of scripts as models to analyse.
The material and ... Details
When: November 8, 2019
Where: Phegan's Bay, NSW
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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