In Person: Let's write an English unit with textual concepts

(IN PERSON New South Wales) Presented by Dr Lorraine Beveridge and Michael Murray, this practical course will show teachers how to write quality syllabus-based English units of work, utilising English Textual Concepts (ETCs), while still attending to the literacy and language needs of their students.  This course utilises the concept-based approach to program design. A seven-step process for developing quality units is adapted from the work of Wiggins and McTighe (2005, 2008).

 Who should participate?

  • Teachers K-6 
  • Year and stage coordinators
  • Teachers at all career stage                                        

Why participate? Participants in this course will:

  • engage in a range of activities designed to facilitate understanding of the concept-based approach and its links to the syllabus.
  • plan for a quality English unit that addresses the learning needs of their students, utilising a mind-mapping strategy that will be modelled in the course.

Cost of participation?


Early bird 

(until 26 Feb 2022)

Member $180  $200
Student member $135  $150
Non-member $270  $300

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of face to face Professional learning addressing  2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2  from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

 To tailor this  workshop to your context, please bring:

  • the syllabus, downloaded or in hard copy 
  • two examples of quality literature, only one of which can be a picture book or novel (the other might be a play, poetry, non-fiction, film, website, TV show, podcast, etc)
  • a current English unit of work, not developed using the concept-based approach.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Should planned face to face events have to be cancelled due to changing COVID situations, PETAA will endeavour to offer the same course online either via live webinar at the same time or in a recorded format on our LearnBook platform which enables participants to complete the course in their own time. Should PETAA be unable to offer a course online, a full refund or PETAA credit towards another course will be provided

10/03/2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
PETAA Offices Camdenville Public School NEWTOWN, NSW 2042
Online registration not available.