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The new school year is looming. As teachers, we need to have support that
- we can rely on,
- is totally trustworthy,
- is based in authentic, ongoing and rigorous research AND
- has not been produced to make a quick $ out of me.
It is here that our professional organisations play an important role in providing all of the above.
The quality of the resources on offer is excellent, accessible and credible.
Each of the following organisations plays a key role in providing advice to the government bodies that require it. They work purely towards the betterment of teachers in the classroom, their professionalism, and their professional responsibilities to our students. Each provides excellent workshops and professional learning programs, online resources, and access to current, authentic support.
And once you are a member, most of the resources are FREE.
PETAA – the Primary English Teaching Association Australia has just celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing respected, authentic and responsible support to teachers.
There are several membership options, and you may find your school is a member already. But becoming an individual member means that the quarterly book distributions which are part of membership are yours and yours alone. You can tag them and highlight and read in bed in the middle of the night. You will also refer to these repeatedly as you build your prowess as a teacher.
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ALEA – The Australia Literacy Educators Association is a key player in the support for teachers in working with Literacy across K-6 and across all KLAS.
Make this one of your new year goals – joining a professional organisation that works for you.