Term 4 2018

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, 2018

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
Oct 2018
Tues 16th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 181018
 
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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Thurs 18th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 181018

Some students in Years 3 to 7 need a refrsher 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 for providing supervised practice, designed to develop automatic decoding and spelling skills.

For class teachers, spec. ed. teachers, & SSOs Years 3-7

Frances Scobie,
Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

Sat 20th 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 201018am

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 20th Oct

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm

The 'Village Well"
54 Strathalbyn Road, 
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) 211018pm

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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Mon 22nd Oct
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 221018

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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Tues 23rd Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 231018
 
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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Tues 30th Oct

7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
Information evening for parents: Dyslexia- what it is and how to help: Ref 301018
 
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
 
       
Nov 2017
Sat 3rd Nov
9.30am - 12.30pm
 
SPELD SA

A 'hands-on' approach to the Jolly Grammar One program using the School Start Spelling Case: Ref 031118

This new program contais 36 'hands-on' lessons that support the Jolly Grammar One program. The lessons utilise the School Start Spelling Case.

For teachers, SSOs, and parents of students in years 1-8

Sharona Edwards, 
Teacher and literacy coach

Tutor/ft student $37.50
Member $90
Non-member $110

Mon 5th Nov
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Writing tasks: Ref 051118

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 6th Nov
7.00pm - 8.30pm
 
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4, 5 & 6 years old) To read and write: Parent Session: Ref 061118

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
 
Mon 19th Nov
7.00pm - 9.00pm
 
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 191118
 
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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Thurs 29th Nov
 
1.30 - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Software sampler session: Ref 291118

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 2018
Mon 3rd Dec
10.00am - 12.00pm
 
SPELD SA

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 031218

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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