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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 whilst all PETAA face to face Professional Learning has been suspended over the past few months, the gradual return to face-to-face learning will occur under strict COVID safe guidelines as explained in PETAA’s COVID Safe Policy (.pdf 177 kB) with advice for attendees and host venues. You can also find resources for schools and parents with students in self isolation or quarantine on our Online Teaching Support page.

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Online: Reading to Write — PETAA 2020 Conference
PETAA's 2020 Leading with Literacy Conference on demand. Do you ever get the time to stop and think about the relationship between reading and writing (and talking and listening) in your classroom? Have you closely examined the role reading plays in learning to write? Are you looking to lift student performance in writing? Could you do more to integrate reading into the teaching of writing? Learning to write requires gaining control of language at the levels of text, paragraph,... Details
When: January 1 – April 1, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Intro to English Language and Sentence Grammar
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: February 8 – March 8, 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 online 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: February 15 – March 29, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Joint Construction — Imaginative
Joint Construction: From model text to writing (imaginative texts).  Presented by Joanne Rossbridge, this online course is for teachers seeking a deeper understanding of how and why we can support students in the joint construction of imaginative texts. Participants will examine examples of quality literature to consider choice of modelled texts and to learn how and when to focus on particular features. This knowledge will then be applied to jointly constructing texts. Aspects of... Details
When: February 22 – March 22, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Supporting EAL/D Students in Our Classrooms 1
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL 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... Details
When: March 8 – April 5, 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: March 8 – April 8, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar with Nicole Loehr
Hints for Healing. 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 from refugee and refugee-like backgrounds.

When: March 10, 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: March 15 – April 19, 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: March 15 – April 16, 2021
Where: Online
Live Webinar with Alan Wright
Writer’s Notebook — Making the Most of our Writing Resources. Free webinar for members only.

When: March 16, 2021
Where: 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: March 19, 2021
Where: Hindmarsh, SA
Online: Teaching Visual Literacy with Multimodal Texts
This online course presented by Jennifer Asha is designed to provide you with a glimpse of the Australian Curriculum: English related to multimodal texts, to hear some ideas for how to think and talk about multimodal texts, and take part in some suggested literacy teaching and learning activities using multimodal texts. The course consists of separate self-paced  modules and activities designed to adapt what you have learned to your classroom... Details
When: March 22 – April 19, 2021
Where: Online
Making Poetry a Pleasure
Presented by Sally Murphy. This workshop addresses some of the difficulties educators have in making poetry accessible and fun  for both teachers and students.

When: March 23, 2021
Where: Applecross, WA
Online: Launching Spelling Through Reading and Writing
Presented by Robyn Wild. While most Kindergarten teachers don’t use formal spelling programs or include weekly Friday dictations into their literacy routines, the teaching of spelling is their core business. So, what are they doing? Join us while we see and hear how children are introduced to words, letters and letter patterns during shared reading and shared and interactive writing, and then use this information as they create their own... Details
When: March 29 – May 3, 2021
Where: Online
Online: Joint Construction — Informative
Presented by Joanne Rossbridge, this course is designed to develop knowledge and metalanguage to explore how to support students in the joint construction of informative texts. Choice of model texts will be considered by looking at examples from subject areas such as History, Science and Geography. Teachers will be provided with ways to read model texts in order to identify a focus on language choices across a range of informative texts. Links between modelling, reconstruction and... Details
When: April 11 – May 16, 2021
Where: Online