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 4, 2016

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
Oct 2016
Wed 19th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 191016
This seminar provides information about specific learning difficulties with a 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 22nd Oct

Registration 9.00am

9.30 am- noon
The 'Village Well 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 221016am

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; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Frances Scobie JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95

Please note: If doing both sessions you will need to provide your own lunch

 

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Sat 22nd Oct

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm
The 'Village Well 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) 221016pm
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; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Frances Scobie JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 

Please note: If doing both sessions you will need to provide your own lunch

 

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Tues 25th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Writing tasks: Ref 251016 
Looks at the types of difficulties students with specific learning difficulties experience 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 teachers, special education teachers, SSOs, tutors, student teachers and parents
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

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

Wed 26th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 261016
 
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register
Frances Scobie Tutor allocator,
JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor $15
 
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Nov 2016
Tues 1st Nov
7.00pm - 8.30pm
 
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 011116

Looks at how, from an early age, such children can become independent writers using tools such as Audacity to plan and record ideas, simple mind mapping techniques, multisensory strategies to help them hear sounds in words and word prediction programs such as Word Q3 to expand their written vocabulary.
For teachers, spec ed teachers, SSOs and parents

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
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Wed 2nd Nov
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 021116

Come and find out about what SPELD SA does, how to navigate around our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students that 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
 

Sat 5th Nov

Registration 9.00am

9.30 am- noon
The 'Village Well 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate map

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 051116am

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, SSOs, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
 
Frances Scobie JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 

Please note: If doing both sessions you will need to provide your own lunch

 

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Sat 5th Nov

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm
The 'Village Well 54 Strathalbyn Rd. Aldgate

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 051116pm

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, SSOs, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7
Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
 
Frances Scobie JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 

Please note: If doing both sessions     you will need to provide your own lunch

 

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Tues 8th Nov
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 081116
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
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Wed 9th Nov
7.00pm - 8.30pm
 
SPELD SA
Teaching a child (4, 5 & 6 years old) To read and write: Parent Session: Ref 091119
Frances 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 JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
No charge – Please phone to book a place
Thurs 10th Nov
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 101116

Blending is one of the essential components that determines how effective Jolly Phonics can be, yet it is frequently the part teachers struggle to implement effectively in the classroom. This session offers a step-by-step run-though of how to teach blending, working through the various stages, followed by demonstration and participation in a series of practical blending activities.
Suitable for teachers, parents, and SSOs, pre-school to year 7.

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; IWB and software specialist, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
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Sat 19th Nov
9.30-12.30pm
SPELD SA

Supporting Jolly Grammar One with the School Start Spelling Case: Ref 191116

The School Start Spelling Case is a 'hands-on' resource that is aimed at improving children’s word knowledge and their ability to use a variety of spelling strategies.

The case contains resources specifically designed to promote word play and discovery in a fun and interactive way. The lesson plans that accompany the School Start Spelling Case provide ‘step by step’ guidance in easy to understand language.

During this workshop you will learn how to use the School Start Spelling Case to build upon the skills taught in the Jolly Grammar 1 program.

Suitable for teachers, SSOs, tutors, and students.

Sharona Edwards, Creator, School Start Buddy Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
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Mon 21st Nov

7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
Information evening for parents: Dyslexia- what it is and how to help: Ref 211116
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
 

Wed 23rd Nov

9.00am-12.30pm
SPELD SA

Mandatory Notification Training (refresher): Ref 231116

SPELD SA is running a half day refresher course. At the completion of the course, participants will receive a Mandatory Notification Training certificate which is sufficient to allow renewal of their teacher registration. For those looking to update their Mandatory Notification qualification.

Pam Oyarzun and Gen Williamson
Member $55
Non-member $65
 
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For those that need to find other times please visit the Trainset website http://www.trainsettraining.com.au/
CANCELLED
Software sampler session (Cancelled)
 
An opportunity to ask about, see and try out different software.
For all levels of computer skills.
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Cancelled
December 2016
Wed 14th Dec
 
SPELD SA closes for Christmas break    

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