Term 1 2019

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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Term 1, 2019

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
January 2019

SPELD SA re-opens

Tues 15th January 2019

   
Mon 21st Jan
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 210119
 
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. 
 
February 2019
Tues 5th Feb
 
7.00 - 8.30 pm
SPELD SA
Supporting Success in high school: Ref 050219
 
This workshop will introduce parents to strategies for supporting their child with learning difficulties. This will include choosing an appropriate school, advocating for their child, attending personalised learning plan meetings, utilising technology and assisting with homework.
 
For parents of children with learning difficulties
Kerry Williams,
Teaching & Education, SPELD SA
Member $20
Non-member $30
 
Wed 6th Feb
 
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 060219
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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Sat 9th Feb
 
Registration 9.00am
 
9.30am - noon
SPELD SA Office
 

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started?Ref 090219am 

A practical look at how to introduce the main 42 sounds of English in a student’s first term at school. Includes essential elements of a lesson; programming and assessment; a look at available commercial and free resources; and use of IWB. Disc of free resources supplied.

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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
 
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.

Sat 9th Feb

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm
SPELD SA Office
 

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 090219pm

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, terms 2, 3 & 4, for building on, and consolidating, the 42 letter-sounds and taught and introducing common alternative spellings.

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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
Tues 12th Feb
5.00 - 7.00 pm
SPELD SA

Phonological Awareness: Ref 120219

Phonological awareness, a crucial precursor to reading, requires explicit teaching, daily exposure and practice. This hands-on workshop examines phonological awareness and its underlying relationship to and importance in the development of literacy (reading, spelling and writing).

Through interactive activities, attendees will explore phonological patterns (such as onset rime, rhyme, syllabification, initial, final and medial sounds in words, blending of sounds, segmenting of words and manipulation of sounds to form words) and examine a range of motivating learning games and tasks. Pre- and post-testing options will be included.

For parents, teachers, SSOs and tutors of preschool and primary-aged children.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 13th Feb
5.00 - 7.00 pm
SPELD SA

Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 130219

For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register only

Kerry Williams
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor $25
 
Tues 19th Feb
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Reading tasks: Ref 190219

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

For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs working with students in years 6-12

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 23rd Feb
Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
SPELD SA Office
 
Session 1

Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 230219am

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

Michelle Fraser,  JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
 
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.
Sat 23rd Feb
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm - 3.30pm
SPELD SA Office
 
Session 1
Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours):
Ref 230219pm
 
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
Michelle Fraser,  JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
 
Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
March 2019
Sat 2nd Mar
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA

The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 020319

The Spelling Rules Program can be used with children as young as six, right up to adults who do not feel confident with spelling. In fact, it is an excellent way to provide support to anyone who struggles with spelling.

The program involves every participant using their own Spelling Case (a case that has magnetic letters, whiteboards, marker, and eraser). It is designed for a teacher/leader to use with a large group of students, or just with one person. It is also possible for adults to use the program to teach themselves how to use spelling rules.

For class teachers, spec. ed teachers & SSOs

 Sharona Edwards,
Teacher and Literacy Coach
Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
Tues 5th Mar
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 050319

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 6th Mar
7.00 - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Listening to a child read (in Junior Primary and Primary years): Ref 060319

Reading is the foundation skill which underpins all areas of learning. As a parent you can help your child develop confidence and fluency by applying strategies which address issues such as poor blending skills, as well as guessing, omitting or misreading words. This hands-on workshop demonstrates why some reading texts are more suitable than others and how to structure short, efficient sessions which foster engagement and success.

For parents and SSOs.
Frances Scobie,
Jolly Phonics Trainer
Member $20
Non-member $30
 
Tues 12th Mar
7.00pm - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 120319pm

This hands-on workshop shows parents how they can help their children develop strong foundation skills for reading and writing. Participants take part in a range of engaging activities that can be incorporated into a 10-minute-a-day routine at home.

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
 
Wed 13th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 130319

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-through 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, SSOs - pre-school to year 7.

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

 
Sat 16th Mar
10.00 am - 12.00 pm
SPELD SA
Software sampler session: Ref 160319
  
Come and look at some of the best assistive and remedial software for students (all ages) who have difficulties in literacy and numeracy, such as: Dragon Naturally Speaking, TextHELP, Textease, Wordshark, Numbershark, Fitzroy Readers, selected free programs.
 
For teachers, SSOs, tutors, Student teachers, parents
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Mon 18th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 180319

This session looks at how, from an early age, 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 Q4 to expand their written vocabulary.

For teachers, spec. ed teachers, SSOs and parents.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Tues 19th Mar
5:00 - 7:00 pm
SPELD SA

Self-esteem and Resilience: Ref 190319

Brain research clearly shows that negative emotions, such as anxiety, anger and depression, place us in a state of alert - fight or flight – hindering us from learning. We all need to be comfortable, relaxed and confident to focus and learn.

This practical workshop through the use of a range of interactive activities provides participants with the means to equip children with the strategies to develop positive self-esteem, resilience and a growth mindset.

These aim to enable them to overcome obstacles, meet challenges assuredly, feel included and happy, and continually learn, developing into calm, optimistic and self-assured young people.

For parents, tutors, teachers and SSOs - pre-schoolers to year 7.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
 
Tues 26th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom: Ref 260319

This session explores 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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Sat 30th Mar
Registration 8:30am
9.00am - 3.30pm
Immanuel College, Novar Gardens

Tutor Professional Development Day: Ref 300319

Our 2019 Professional Development Day will offer tutors the opportunity to log 6 hours of Professional Learning, network with other tutors, and address certain issues pertaining to tutoring. Topics covered will include discussion of the most effective ways to assess new students, how to build supportive relationships with parents, and effective ways of record keeping and report writing.

For SPELD SA Tutors.

Frances Scobie, Joanna Buttfield, Jan Daly, and

Kerry Williams, SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor $75
 
 
April 2019
Tues 2nd Apr
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Making Sense of Number: Ref 260219

This practical workshop examines pretesting approaches to determine children's underlying knowledge and strategies and subsequently programming to support learning and fill any gaps.

Attendees will both look at explicit teaching and praticipate in hands-on activities using concrete materials, games, and cards to assist mastery of basic number skills, including counting, one-to-one correspondence, substituting, number patterns, place value, and reading and writing numbers.

Ideas as to the integration of number learning in daily life activities and tasks will be incorporated throughout the workshop.

For tutors, teachers, SSOs and parents of pre-schoolers and junior primary-aged children.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 

Tues 9th Apr
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Handwriting through fun! Taking the boredom and tears out of handwriting development: Ref 090419

This practical workshop examines the characteristics of and issues relating to hand-function, pre-writing skills, fine motor coordination, upper-body tone and handwriting skill development.

Participants will explore engaging and research-based strategies to assist children develop natural automaticity of legible handwriting, and develop the key structure of a practical engaging handwriting program, looking at how the crucial practice can be enjoyable for children/students.

For parents, teachers, SSOs and tutors of preschool and primary-aged children.

Presenter TBA

 

 

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Mon 15th Apr - Thurs 18th Apr
9am – 3:30pm
Registration from 8.30am
SPELD SA

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 150419

This practical workshop examines the characteristics of and issues relating to hand-function, pre-writing skills, fine motor coordination, upper-body tone and handwriting skill development.

Participants will explore engaging and research-based strategies to assist children develop natural automaticity of legible handwriting, and develop the key structure of a practical engaging handwriting program, looking at how the crucial practice can be enjoyable for children/students.

For parents, teachers, SSOs and tutors of preschool and primary-aged children.

Lisa Watts,
Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed
Tutor/ft student $600
Member $735
Non-member $800
 
 

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