SPELD SA Workshops

Unless otherwise stated, all sessions will be held at SPELD SA, 298 Portrush Road, Kensington. You are advised to book early as courses with fewer than 15 enrolments two weeks prior to commencement may be cancelled. Individual cancellations will attract a 20% fee. No refund is provided for cancellations within 2 weeks of the relevant workshop. If a course is closed or filled check the other terms as it may be repeated over the year.

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Course fees include GST.


Term 2, 2017

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
May 2017
Wed 3rd May
7-00pm- 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 030517

This seminar provides information about different learning and behavioural disorders. There is a particular focus on dyslexia.
For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $15 
Member $50
Non-member $70

 
 
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Sat 6th May
Registration 9am
9.30 am- noon
The 'Village Well', 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map
Session1

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 060517am

A practical look at how to introduce the main 42 sounds of English in a student’s first term at school. Includes: lesson plans, programming and assessment; a look at available commercial aids; how to make/download resources; get both continuity and variety into lessons; use computers/IWB to help. All participants provided with a CD of free resources.

For teachers, parents, paraprofessionals

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35 
Member $75
Non-member $95

 
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If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.
Sat 6th May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30 pm

The 'Village Well', 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 070517pm
 
Prerequisite: Jolly Phonics – How to get started
 
A very practical look at how to continue with Jolly Phonics for the rest of the reception year. How to:
  • Develop reading and writing skills
  • Introduce alternative spellings
  • Manage progressive intakes of new students
  • Design lessons for students at different stages of development
  • Use computers or IWBs as an integral part of the program
Includes lesson plans, making your own aids, a look at available commercial materials, free downloads. All participants provided with a CD of free resources.
For teachers, paraprofessionals, parents

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tues 9th May
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Writing tasks: Ref 090517

This session looks at the types of difficultes students with specific learning difficulties will have in the classroom and explores a range of ways to differentiate writing tasks during the planning stage, in everyday lessons and for homework tasks. We will also explore assistive technologies that are available.

For class and subject teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs years 6-12.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $25 
Member $70
Non-member $90

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Wed 10th May
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 100517
 
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.
Frances Scobie, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor $15.00
 

Tues 16th May
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 160517
 
Come and find out what SPELD SA does, how to navigate our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students who have specific learning difficulties.
 
For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

No charge – Please phone to book a place
Wed 17th May
7.00 - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years old) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 170517

This session will show parents how they can help their children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5 minute-a- day holiday program/daily routine.

For parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds

Frances Scobie, Tutor Coordinator and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
No charge – Please phone to book a place
Sat 20th May
Registration 9.00am
9.30 am- noon
The 'Village Well', 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map

Session 1
Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 200517am
 
Prerequisite: Jolly Phonics – Session 1 & 2 or an in depth knowledge of synthetic phonics. Covers grammar content in the Jolly Grammar Handbooks 1-5

As the teaching of spelling moves towards systematic teaching of conventions and generalisations enabling students to apply knowledge to an ever increasing number of words, it should be an exercise in logic and problem solving where students take risks and have a go. This is a practical workshop focussing on: What to teach, how to teach it, programing, assessment, grouping, how to add variety and interaction and keep students engaged and on task.

For teachers, SSO's, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7
 

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $35 
Member $75
Non-member $95 

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Sat 20th May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30pm
The 'Village Well', 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 200517pm

Prerequisite: Jolly Phonics – Session 1 & 2, Jolly Grammar - Spelling Focus. Covers grammar content in the Jolly Grammar Handbooks 1-5


Good grammar teaching should be systematic and sequential. This workshop explores ways to put excitement and activity into the more complex aspects of Jolly Grammar. Take away practical activities you can apply in your classroom tomorrow.


For teachers, SSO's, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $35 
Member $75
Non-member $95 

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Mon 23rd May
7-00pm - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 230517

This session looks at the problems encountered by students with dyslexia and the ways in which they can be assisted.

For parents of school-aged children. 

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
No charge – Please phone to book a place
Tues 24th May
7-00pm - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years old) to read and write: Teacher/Tutor/SSO Session: Ref 240517

This session will show Teachers, Tutors, and SSOs how they can help children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5-minute-a-day daily routine.

For teachers, tutors and SSOs of 4, 5, and 6 year olds.

Frances Scobie, Tutor Coordinator and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/Teacher/SSO: $20
 
Fri 26th May
1.30pm-3.30pm
SPELD SA
Software Sampler Session: Ref 260517
 
An opportunity to ask about, see and try out different software.
 
For all levels of computer skills

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
June 2017
Mon 5th June
7-00- 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 050617
 
Looks at the common features of dyslexia, reviews specialist methods for teaching dyslexic students and details effective strategies for accommodating them in the junior primary and primary school classroom.
 
For R-7 teachers
Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Tues 6th June
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 050617

Some students in Years 3 to 7 need a refresher course in how to use phonics to read and spell. Take part in a group lesson that will demonstrate a sequence of teaching strategies and techniques designed to develop automatic decoding and spelling skills.
For class teachers, spec. ed. teachers & SSOs years 3-7

Frances Scobie, Tutor and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 7th June
7.00-9.30pm
SPELD SA

Spelling - An X-ray View of Words: Ref 070617

Pre-requisite: an understanding of the concepts of the alphabetic code and synthetic phonics.

Is your spelling teaching limited by the list mentality inspired in you as a student? Teaching of spelling is moving towards systematic teaching of conventions and generalisations, enabling students to apply knowledge to an ever-increasing number of words. It should be an enquiring, thinking activity: an exercise in logic and problem solving where students take risks and have a go. Learning spellers should be active participants who are given opportunities to talk about what is happening in a word and why.


Suitable for teachers, parents, and SSOs, pre-school to year 7.

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
Wed 21st June
7.00- 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Planning Strategies for students with memory difficulties: Ref 210617

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties have a hard time remembering their ideas when writing. We will explore ways of developing independent writers using software programs such as PowerPoint and Audacity, and techniques including six-box structures and mind mapping. We will also look at multisensory strategies to help people hear sounds in words, and demonstrate the uses of assistive technologies.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90

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