ALL SPELD SA WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS AROUND COVID-19.

AS SOON AS THESE HAVE BEEN LIFTED WE WILL BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.

 

SPELD SA Workshops

Unless otherwise stated, all sessions will be held at SPELD SA, 298 Portrush Road, Kensington.

You are advised to book early. Courses with few enrolments may be cancelled at our discretion and rescheduled or refunded. Registration cancellations will attract a 20% fee. No refund is provided for cancellations within 2 weeks of the relevant workshop.

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Course fees include GST.


Term 1, 2020

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
March 2020
Sat 21st March
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA
 
CANCELLED
Next Session is in Term 3 on Saturday 12th September

The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 210320

 

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.

 

Every participant will be provided their own Spelling Case for use during the workshop (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. These will be available for purchase during the workshop.

 

For class teachers, spec. ed teachers & SSOs

Sharona Edwards,
Teacher and Literacy Coach

Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110

 

CANCELLED

Wed 25th March
Registration 8:30 am
9.00 am - 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
 
EXTRA WORKSHOP DATE RELEASED
Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 250320AM

 

This seminar will explore the characteristics of high performing schools, and will focus on effective explicit literacy instruction in conjunction with time efficient tracking.

It will also outline and demonstrate some of the Promoting Literacy Development programs, as well as looking at how other teaching materials might be used. Every person who registers will receive a copy of PLD's "The Phonic Sight Word Sequence

Diana Rigg
Educator and Speech Pathologist, Director of PLD: Promoting Literacy Developmen

Tutor/ft student $150
Member $180
Non-member $225

 

 
Morning tea and lunch provided
Wed 25th March
6.00 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA
CANCELLED
 

Exploring Decodable Readers: Ref 250320PM

 

Learn how decodable readers support an explicit synthetic phonics approach to literacy. This workshop will showcase the various decodable readers available for early primary through to those targeting older teenagers.

 

We will explore how to locate the right readers using a progression chart and look at the many paired resources available such as workbooks, websites, and apps.

Kerry Williams,
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110

CANCELLED

Thurs 26th March
Registration 8:30 am
9.00 am - 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
 

Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 260320

 

This seminar will explore the characteristics of high performing schools, and will focus on effective explicit literacy instruction in conjunction with time efficient tracking.

 

It will also outline and demonstrate some of the Promoting Literacy Development programs, as well as looking at how other teaching materials might be used. Every person who registers will receive a copy of PLD's "The Phonic Sight Word Sequence"

Diana Rigg
Educator and Speech Pathologist, Director of PLD: Promoting Literacy Development

Tutor/ft student $150
Member $180
Non-member $225

 

 
Morning tea and lunch provided
April 2020
Thurs 2nd Apr
6:30 – 8:00pm
CANCELLED

Supporting Success in high school (no certificate): Ref 020420

 

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,
Educational Presenter

Member $20
Non-member $30

CANCELLED

Saturday 4th Apr
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
SPELD SA
CANCELLED
 

Executive Function: Ref 040420

 

Executive Functions are a set of cognitive abilities that we use when planning and completing complex tasks (such as essay writing); and when controlling our emotions and behavioural impulses.

Weaknesses in Executive Functions are not always obvious, but are common, especially for children with Specific Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD.

This interactive workshop uses a series of brief case studies to provide participants with a clearer understanding of Executive Functions.

Participants will have the opportunity to try out a series of simple practical strategies that they can take away and use with school-aged children to help them strengthen executive functions such as planning and organising; time management; mental flexibility; attention; and emotional and behavioural control. 

Skye McLennan,
Registered Psychologist

Member $90
Non-member $110

Tutor/FT Student $45

CANCELLED

Tues 21st - Fri 24th Apr
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
SPELD SA
FULL

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 210420

 

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.

 

This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit; all of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell.

 

It places emphasis on providing practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate.

 

Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from year 3 onward

 

A certificate of attendance is provided. Interstate participants please be aware SPELD SA is unable to mark off participation for interstate eductional accreditation (eg NESA & TQI).

Kim Bloor,
Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Tutor/ft student $600
Member $800
Non-member $860

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