On Demand Webinars

PETAA holds live webinars every month for our members, featuring renowned children's authors, primary literacy experts and best practice classroom teachers. A full list can be seen below (for logged in members) of those that have been recorded and are freely available on demand.

Tips, ideas and inspiration for Book Week 2021

Posted on 7/28/2021
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


The power and potential of picture books webinar

Posted on 5/6/2021
Enjoy a conversation with Radhiah Chowdhury, whose picture book The Katha Chest, with illustrations by Lavanya Naidu, is a beautifully woven tale about the bonds of love, culture and memory, and who speaks the power and potential of picture books.


Writer’s Notebook: Making the Most of our Writing Resources — with Alan Wright

Posted on 3/17/2021
Writer’s Notebooks can be a powerful classroom tool. In this webinar, writing instruction expert Alan Wright provides a brief overview of the Writer’s Notebooks concepts before taking questions.


Hints for healing

Posted on 3/10/2021
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


Teaching the language of climate change science

Posted on 3/2/2021
An on-demand webinar 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.


Teacher Knowledge, Augmented Reality, and Multimodal Literacies

Posted on 11/4/2020
A webinar presentation from the 2019 PETAA Research Grant co-recipient Dr Lynde Tan


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 discuss English textual concepts in this first part of a 2-part on-demand webinar series.


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

Posted on 5/7/2020
Professor Peter O’Connor discusses the fantastic Te Rito Toi website, an Arts resources delight, for using with children post-trauma.


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.