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Expression of Interest - School based PL for Term 2 2021
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 2 2021 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: April 19 – June 25, 2021
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: May 1 – December 31, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms 3
Presented by Dr Jennifer Hammond and Maya Cranitch. Supporting EAL/D students in our classrooms is a three part course designed to address the contributions and educational needs of diverse EAL/D students in Australian schools, including those who have recently arrived and who may be from refugee backgrounds. Drawing upon principles and practices of EAL/D pedagogy to support mainstream and EAL/D teachers in planning and implementing programs that meet the needs of EAL/D students in... Details
When: May 17 – June 21, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Supporting struggling readers
Presented and moderated 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: May 24 – June 25, 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 the use of authentic texts to teach phonics in the early years of school.

When: May 24 – June 28, 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: May 31 – July 6, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Joint construction — persuasive
Presented by Joanne Rossbridge, this 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 to more written like language at the point of planning for joint construction. Strategies such as monster cloze, think alouds... Details
When: June 7 – July 5, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Advanced sentence grammar and 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: June 7 – July 5, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Teaching visual literacy with multimodal texts
To be literate means something quite different to what it did a few decades ago. To be literate means gaining meaning from various texts, interpreting, analysing, judging, responding to and creating texts in different forms. These different text forms, in today’s society, are extremely visual in nature and often consist of multiple modes. Texts that use multiple modes or multimodal texts convey their meaning through written text, illustrations, symbols, sound tracks, moving images,... Details
When: June 15 – July 19, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Top tips for supporting EAL/D students
Top tips for supporting EAL/D students in mainstream classrooms. A webinar for beginning teachers. Join us for a session with EAL/D consultant Gill Pennington as she shares the practical information new teachers (or teachers new to working with EAL/D students) need to know when teaching English, language and literacies in the primary classroom. Learn best practice tips, strategies and activities for making your classroom more equitable and inclusive for all students. Plus, we’ll set... Details
When: June 16, 2021
Where: Online
The explicit teaching of writing K–6
SOLD OUT! Presented by Penny Hutton, this workshop will address the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy with direct references to the Australian Curriculum: English Years F–10. There will be a particular focus on teaching grammar and punctuation in context.

When: June 24, 2021
Where: Newtown, NSW
Live Webinar: Sharing stories for healing in the classroom
Free Webinar for members only. Before we enter National NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country, join us in conversation with legendary storyteller and inaugural Australian children's laureate Boori Monty Pryor. Boori's new book Story Doctors is "a book for everybody" that travels from the first footsteps on this land through 80,000 years of strength, sickness and possibility. Boori will talk about the creation of Story Doctors, his experience workshopping the book with early learning... Details
When: June 24, 2021
Where: Online
Expression of Interest - School based PL for Term 3 2021
Register your expression of interest to work collaboratively with PETAA in Term 3 2021 to design workshops and courses tailored to your particular school context.

When: July 12 – September 17, 2021
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: July 12 – August 16, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Educational Equality through scaffolding
Explore effective ways to scaffold the literacy of students so they can fully participate in the Australian Curriculum with Carmel Leahy through her insightful case study. In 2017, a high school class at Yiyili Aboriginal Community School prepared for a trip to Canberra using the classic text Animal Farm by George Orwell. The literacy levels of the students ranged from non-readers to almost mainstream levels of attainment. Learn about the scaffolded literacy program Carmel used to... Details
When: July 13, 2021
Where: Online