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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.
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.
Tutor/ft student $600Member $800Non-member $860
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Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 020520am
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 $90Non-member $110
Number Sense Fun: Ref 050520
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 participate in hands-on activities using concrete materiels, 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.
Inclusive Reading in the 21st Century: Ref 060520
Discover how easy it is to create an inclusive reading environment using e-books, e-reading, ITC, and multimodal texts as well as the pros and cons of some of the most popular e-reading devices. You'll learn where to find reading materials for these devices and how you or your students can create your own content.
For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs of students in years R-12.
Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 090520am
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 120520
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.
Kerry Williams,SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator
Differentiating the Curriculum for Upper Primary and High School students - Writing Tasks: Ref 200520
This session looks at the types of difficulties students with specific learning difficulties will have 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
Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 230520pm
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, SSOs, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7
Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 260520
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.
Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 180620
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
Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 240620
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".
Educator and Speech Pathologist, Director of PLD: Promoting Literacy Development.
Making Independent writers of students with memory problems: Ref 010720
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 Q5 to expand their written vocabulary.
For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, SSOs, and parents
Sandy Russo Director, SPELD SA
Reading comprehension: Ref 160720
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.
Tutor/ft student $75Member $150Non-member $200
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