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, 2017

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
Oct 2017
Wed 18th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 181017
 
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 21st Oct

Registration 9.00am

9.30 am- noon
The 'Village Well"
54 Strathalbyn Road, 
Aldgate

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Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 211017am

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

Michelle Fraser, 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 21st Oct

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm

The 'Village Well"
54 Strathalbyn Road, 
Aldgate

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Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) 211017pm

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

Michelle Fraser, 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 24th Oct
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 241017

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 25th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 251017
 
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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Sat 28th Oct

Registration 8.30am

9.00am - 3.30pm
 
Immanuel College
32 Morphett Road
Novar Gardens
Introduction to Dyscalculia: Maths Difficulties - Identification - Practical Solutions: Ref 281017
 
This full-day workshop elaborates what dyscalculia is and how it differs from other maths learning difficulties. The day will then move on to look at practical strategies for use in the classroom to support dyscalculic learners.

Suitable for teachers, SSOs, tutors, full time uni students, and parents who have an interest in maths development or home schooling.
Judy Hornigold BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA, FHEA
Associate Tutor, British Dyslexia Association

Tutor/ft student $100 
Member $200
Non-member $250

 

Costs include morning tea and lunch.

Mon 30th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Writing tasks: Ref 301017

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 

Tues 31st Oct
7.00pm - 8.30pm
 
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4, 5 & 6 years old) To read and write: Parent Session: Ref 311017

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
 
       
Nov 2017

Mon 6th Nov

7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
Information evening for parents: Dyslexia- what it is and how to help: Ref 061117
 
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 8th Nov
7.00pm - 8.30pm
 
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years old) to read and write: Teacher/Tutor/SSO Session: Ref 081117

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
 
Mon 20th Nov
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 201117
 
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 22nd Nov

9.00am-12.30pm
SPELD SA

Mandatory Notification Training (refresher): Ref 221117

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/
Fri 24th Nov
 
1.30 - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Software sampler session: Ref 241117

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
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December 2017
Tues 5th Dec
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 051217

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
 
Thurs 21st Dec
 
SPELD SA closes for Christmas break    
 

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