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Select from the full list of courses face-to-face and online further below, or explore tailored learning options for your school team to build a professional learning community.

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Please note that PETAA face to face Professional Learning has been suspended in some areas due to COVID. In states and territories where in-person events can proceed, they are under COVID safe guidelines as explained in PETAA’s COVID Safe Policy (.pdf 177 kB)  and follow advice from local Health authorities for both attendees and host venues.

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Online Whole School: The explicit teaching of writing F–6
Presented by Penny Hutton, this online workshop will address the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy with direct references to the Australian Curriculum: English Years F–10 (with a focus on years F–6). There will be a particular focus on teaching grammar and punctuation in context.

When: July 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online Whole School: Going meta
Going Meta- Enabling rich talk about writing.    Presented by Professor Debra Myhill, and comprising 5 distinct modules, this comprehensive course looks at what is meant by metalinguistic understanding, how to plan writing lessons which foster understanding of language choices and how to generate metalinguistic talk in your classroom. It explores metalinguistic modelling of choices in writing and unpacks writing as a craft. Each module will involve reference to research and... Details
When: July 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online Whole School: Intro to English language and sentence
An online course presented by Dr. Rod Campbell, demonstrating that teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective.

When: July 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online Whole School: Advanced sentence grammar & cohesion
An online course presented by Dr. Rod Campbell, demonstrating that teaching English grammar (or more correctly, teaching students the knowledge and skills for writing English) can be creative, engaging and effective.

When: July 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online Whole School: Supporting struggling readers
Presented by Dr Kaye Lowe, author of For The Love of Reading and Writing The Future. This 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... Details
When: July 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online: A text based approach to teaching phonics
This practical workshop, presented by Dr. Leonie Arthur and Dr. Margery Hertzberg, will focus on strategies to supplement your existing phonics program with authentic texts. Whilst the focus is on students in the early years of school, it is also relevant for students in Early Childhood, Students with English as an additional Language and students with special... Details
When: October 25 – December 6, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Where do I start?
Literacy teaching for beginning teachers. Presented by Robyn Wild, this workshop will address common questions that pre-service teachers, beginning teachers and teachers new to a particular year level ask.

When: November 1 – December 6, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Leading with Literacy — PETAA 2021 Conference
PETAA's 2021 Leading with Literacy Conference on demand. Powerful practices for all learners.   After an extraordinarily challenging 18 months, schools and teachers worked harder than ever to respond to the world around them, and its ever-changing conditions, to continue to provide a powerful literacy education to all young people across Australia. But these circumstances have considerably impacted teaching and learning. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we invest... Details
When: November 1, 2021 – April 10, 2022
Where: Online
Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy learning.

When: November 8 – December 6, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Putting the literacy jigsaw together
Presented by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Teachers are presented with many different models representing the reading process and, more generally, models of literacy learning. Some examples are the ‘Big Six’, the Simple model of reading, the Scarborough rope model, the three cueing systems, and Freebody and Luke’s 4 resources model. Each provides different pieces and shapes of the jigsaw that is the reading... Details
When: November 15 – December 13, 2021
Where: Online
Online: You're teaching Kindergarten? It’s child’s play! 3
Creating writers in Kindergarten/Foundation, presented by Robyn Wild. Will you be teaching Kindergarten/Foundation in 2022? Perfect for all Foundation/Kindergarten and Early Childhood teachers, this a series of three short workshops which can be completed as a series or as single events.

When: November 29 – December 13, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Storykids - Spotlighting young voices
Free webinar for members only. StoryKids is an engaging and educational kids storytelling podcast - it puts the spotlight on young voices across the nation by transforming their original stories into immersive audio storyscapes (using prominent Australian actors and celebrities like Adam Goodes, David Campbell, Julia Zemiro and Casey Donovan). Join Amelia Christo and Verity Hunt-Ballard from Storykids to learn about their experiences working with children to transform a diverse range ... Details
When: November 30, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Exploring nature stories with Jennifer Cossins
Free webinar for members only. Jennifer Cossins is a CBCA award-winning artist and writer with a passion for nature, the animal kingdom and all things bright and colourful. Join us in conversation with Jennifer as we talk about her books (including A-Z of Endangered Animals, Book of Curious Birds, and The Baby Animal Book), her creative process, and why she – and her young audiences – are drawn to stories about the natural... Details
When: December 8, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Play-based language and literacy learning
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy learning.

When: January 23 – February 27, 2022
Where: Online
Expression of Interest - School based PL for Term 1 2022
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 1 2022 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: January 27 – April 1, 2022