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Stay in the loop with PETAA webinars for members. Our growing series explores tips and topics relevant to your day-to-day work: the practical ins and outs of teaching English, language and literacies in the classroom and the inspirational moments and aspects of teaching. We aim to provide an exciting range of presenters and discussion areas — to deliver to you wherever you are.

Each webinar will run from 45–60 minutes, and the live cast will take place over lunchtime, or after school times where you can participate in a Q&A with the guest speaker(s).

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Live Webinar: Tips, ideas, and inspiration for Book Week
Join three teacher librarians - Kate Moore (SA), Marissa Caluzzi (VIC) and Jo Panckridge (VIC) - as they share their best tips, tricks and advice for celebrating Book Week at your school. Get fresh inspiration before Book Week 2021, which falls on 21- 27 August 2021, and explore ways you might embrace the theme 'Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.' In partnership with the Children's Book Council of... Details
When: July 28, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: What makes a good book?
Free webinar for members only. Sparking student thinking and discussion. Join us in conversation with Karys McEwen from the Children's Book Council of Australia as she explains the Book of the Year Awards shadow judging program, which gets students involved in the process of critically viewing and selecting texts. Learn how shadow judging can be implemented in your classroom and library as a way to encourage rich, student-led investigation into, and discussion of, quality... Details
When: August 4, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Meaning making in the age of fake news
Free Webinar for members only.  Fake news, misinformation, bias, trolls, conspiracies, clickbait…welcome to the age of a relentless, brutal, and manipulative 24-7 news and information cycle. How do we negotiate the mire of agendas, opinions, and propaganda that can be created by anyone from your next-door neighbour to a state-sponsored organisation? The questions are endless. The answers can confuse.  In this presentation by journalist, television producer and author, James Knight,... Details
When: August 10, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar: Building a library of diverse literature
Free webinar for members only. Building a library of diverse children's literature - with Ping Tian.  We know that it is important to introduce student readers to a diverse and inclusive range of literature. Join us in conversation with Ping Tian, who recently collaborated with the State Library of NSW, library staff across NSW and project partner Helen Caple (UNSW) to develop a diverse picture book reading list. She shares examples of quality texts that represent and celebrate a... Details
When: August 27, 2021
Where: Online

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Tips, ideas and inspiration for Book Week 2021

Posted on 7/29/2021
Join three teacher librarians in this webinar co-presented with the CBCA as they share their best tips, tricks and advice for celebrating Book Week at your school.

Research into Practice conversations: Inquiry into teaching spelling

Posted on 7/22/2021
PETAA is working in collaboration with leading associations to create a series of conversations connecting research and practice. First: inquiry into spelling

Teaching the language of climate change science webinar

Posted on 4/20/2021
A conversation with Julie Hayes, co-author of the PETAA Publication Teaching the Language of Climate Change Science, as she shares tips for introducing scientific language for young people and classroom examples of best practice.

Hints for healing

Posted on 3/11/2021
In this special webinar, join Nicole Loehr as she explains her school liaison program STARTTS (Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors), along with top tips for teachers with students who have suffered trauma

Read for Your Life!

Posted on 9/10/2020
Australian Children’s Laureate 2020–2021 Ursula Dubosarsky explores the power of reading

Understanding and using English concepts — Session 1

Posted on 6/11/2020
Presenters Michael Murray and Dr Lorraine Beveridge also co-authored the related PETAA Paper 215

Te Rito Toi: Helping the return to school after COVID-19

Posted on 5/7/2020
Professor O’Connor is an internationally recognised expert in making and researching drama education

Reading with your child

Posted on 4/23/2020
Jennifer Asha shares tips and tricks for parents learning with their children at home during COVID