Term 2 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 2, 2019

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
May 2019
Wed 1st May
7-00pm- 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 010519

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

 
Tues 7th May
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 070519
 
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.
Kerry Williams, SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Fee $25

 

 
Sat 11th May FULL
Registration 9am
9.30 am- noon
SPELD SA
Extra Workshop Scheduled
Sat 18th May (ref 180519am)

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 110519am

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

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 11th May FULL
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
Extra Workshop Scheduled
Sat 18th May (ref 180519pm)
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 110519pm
 
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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

 
Tues 14th May
10.00 - 11.30am
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 140519

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, Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
No charge – Please download and complete registration form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Thurs 16th May
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 160519
 
Come and find out what SPELD SA does, how to navigate our website, learn about the free resources we create and get some practical tips and strategies you can use with any students who have specific learning difficulties.
 
For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.

Jacqui Edwards,
Teaching & Education SPELD SA

No charge – Please download and complete registration form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Sat 18th May FULL
Registration 9am
9.30 am- noon
SPELD SA
 

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 180519am

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

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 18th May FULL
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
 
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 180519pm
 
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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

 
Tues 21st May
7-00pm - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 210519

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 download and complete registration form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Thurs 23rd May
Registration 8.30am
9-00am - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 230519am

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
Thurs 23rd May
Session cancelled
 

Voice Input - does it work? (Cancelled)

This session covers the range of voice input software, from simple voice recording to high-end voice input applications like Dragon Naturally Speaking.

It will examine how to prepare students to use voice recording from reception and gradually develop skills to use voice input when needed - and how, as teachers, to decide who needs high-end technology and when to introduce it.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
 
Sat 25th May
Registration 9.00am
9.30 am- noon
Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 250519am
 
Prerequisite: Jolly 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, 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

Download registration form

If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.
Sat 25th May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30pm
SPELD SA Office 

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 250519pm

Prerequisite: Jolly Phonics –  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

Download registration form

June 2019
Tues 4th June
7-00- 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 040619
 
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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 5th June
10:00am - 11:30am
SPELD SA
CANCELLED
Listening to a child read (in Junior Primary and Primary years): Ref 050619
 
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.

 
Fri 7th June
1.30pm-3.30pm
SPELD SA

Software Sampler Session: Ref 070619

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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Tues 11th June
7.00- 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the Curriculum for Upper Primary and High School students - Writing Tasks: Ref 110619

This session looks at the types of difficulties students with specific learning difficulties will ahve in the classroom and explore 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, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 12th June
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 120619

Some students in Years 3 to 7 need a refresher 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 designed to develop automatic decoding and spelling skills.
For class teachers, spec. ed. teachers & SSOs years 3-7

Presenter TBA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Tues 18th June
5-00- 7.00pm
SPELD SA
Sensory Integration - making sense of our bodies: Ref 180619
 
Sensory integration is crucial for successful functioning, self-esteem, socialisation, concentration, and learning. This hands-on workshop explores the various components of sensory integration and its role in development and learning.
 
Many children experience an imbalance in their sensory development, impacting their day-to-day capabilities and interaction. this informative and motivating workshop provides simple practical strategies and resources for use at both home and school, with examples of how to integrate these across a range of activities.
 
For parents, teachers, SSOs, tutors, and the wider community, with particular emphasis on preschool and primary-aged children.
Jan Daly
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 19th June
7.00- 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Planning Strategies for students with memory difficulties: Ref 190619

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties have a hard time remembering their ideas when writing. We will explore ways of developing independent writers using software programs such as PowerPoint and Audacity, and techniques including six-box structures and mind mapping. We will also look at multisensory strategies to help people hear sounds in words, and demonstrate the uses of assistive technologies.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
July 2019
Thurs 11th Jul
9.30am - 3.30pm
(please bring your lunch)
SPELD SA

Reading comprehension: Ref 110719

An interactive workshop investigating the key reading strategies (inclusive of: activating prior knowledge, self-monitoring, predicting, questioning, making connections, visualising, inferring, summarising or synthesising, skimming and scanning) with practical activities to assist students in mastering these.

We will also consider the importance of extending vocabulary. Workshop participants will actively learn about each of the strategies through participation in example tasks.

For tutors, teachers, and SSOs of Reception to Year 9 students
Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant

Tutor/ft student $75
Member $150
Non-member $200 

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