Your introduction to PETAA's 2023 Annual Leading with Literacy Conference - now NESA-accredited!


About the Conference

2023 Theme: Literature: the heart of the English curriculum

Literature is powerful. It can move, inspire, ignite and empower

Together we will explore the importance of using a diverse range of quality literature to engage and inspire learners.  Literature sits at the heart of the English curriculum, the core of language and literacy.

Every session  will explore the power of literature to connect learning across the English curriculum and beyond.

Over two days we will draw on the relationship between the literature, language and literacy strands of the AC v9.0 to develop a deeper understanding of and connection to text for educators and students. 

You will be inspired to consider ways that you can empower and motivate learners through literature and learn practical strategies for strengthening student learning.

Did you know?

PETAA members are eligible for significantly discounted rates to our Conference and have exclusive access to our whole-school online conference access pass. As a member, not only will you be able to enjoy our Conference while being kind to your budget - you will also receive instant access to hundreds of best practice teacher and classroom resources to further develop and evolve your teaching practice. 

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Why attend?

  • To take away practical strategies for using literary texts as part of your literacy program 
  • You'll leave understanding how to design a literature based program using the Australian Curriculum v9
  • You'll develop a methodology for selecting and using literary texts in your classrooms
  • For the opportunity to network and learn together with likeminded professionals and colleagues
  • To be inspired by leaders, authors, and academics in the field of English, literacy and linguistics 
  • To unlock the power of literature to create inclusive classrooms for diverse learners



The 2023 Conference will feature a keynote presentation by Maxine Beneba Clarke!


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