Term 3 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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Course fees include GST.


Term 3, 2019

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
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 

Wed 24th Jul
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Reading tasks: Ref 240719

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, special education teachers, SSOs, tutors, student teachers and parents
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90 

Sat 27th Jul
 
Registration 9.00am
9.30am -  noon
 
SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 270719am

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 27th Jul
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm -  3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 270719pm

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

If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided
.

Wed 31st Jul
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 310719
 
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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
August 2019
Sat 3rd Aug
9.30am - 12.30pm
SPELD SA

The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 030819

The Spelling Rules program can be used with children as young as six, right up to adults who do not feel confident with spelling.

Every participant will be provided with their own Spelling Case for use during the workshop. It is designed for a teacher/leader to use with either a large group or students or just one person. Spelling Cases will be available for purchase at the end of the Workshop.

For class teachers, special education teachers, and SSOs
Sharona Edwards,
Teacher and Literacy Coach

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

Wed 7th Aug
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 070819

For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.

Kerry Williams,
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor $25
 
Thurs 8th Aug
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Using a six box in planning: all genres, all year levels, paper or PowerPoint: Ref 080819

Writing involves many processes and by the time pen touches paper and the challenge of working out how to spell the first word or even which word to use is reached by a struggling writer, the rest of their ideas have disappeared from their memory.

This session focuses on how a six box structure can be used when planning any writing task in a paperbased form and in PowerPoint. The six box structure is also easily used in a PowerPoint platform which helps students with working memory issues.

You will leave the session with the knowledge of how to use a six box and the different strategies and programs that Sandy finds useful with the students she works with.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 10th Aug

Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
 

SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 100819am

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, 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

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If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided
.

Sat 10th Aug
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm -  3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 100819pm

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

Download registration form

If doing both sessions please bring lunch.  Morning tea provided.

Tues 13th Aug
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Phonological Awareness: Ref 130819
 

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.

Through interactive activities, attendees will explore phonological patterns (such as onset rime, rhyme, syllabification, etc) and examine a range of motivating learning games and tasks.

For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs years R-12

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

Mon 19th Aug
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help: Ref 190819

This Session takes a practical approach to helping students develop fundamental literacy skills at home.

For parents of R-7 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. 
 
Tues 20th Aug
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 200819

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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

Thurs 22nd Aug
10.00am - 12.00pm
SPELD SA

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 220819

Come and find out what SPELD SA does, how to navigate our website, learn about the free resources we create, and get some practical tip and strategies you can use with any students who have specific learning difficulties.

For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA, or
 
Jacqui Edwards, Teacher
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. 
 
Fri 23rd Aug
1.30-3.30pm
SPELD SA
Software sampler session: Ref 230819
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 27th Aug
10.00am - 11.30am
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4, 5 and 6 years old) to read and write: Parent session: Ref 270819

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,

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. 

Wed 28th Aug
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Inclusive Reading in the 21st Century: Ref 280819 

Discover how easy it is to create an inclusive reading environment using e-books, e-readers, 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. The talk includes a demonstration of free and commercial assistive technologies.

For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs Years R-12

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

September 2019
Tues 3rd Sep
7.00 - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Supporting Success in High School: Ref 030919

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, Teacher
Member $20

Non-member $30 

 

Thurs 5th - Fri 6thSep
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am

SPELD SA
 
Morning tea and lunch provided

Talk for Writing: an evidence-based approach for teaching written expression: Ref 050919

This two-day workshop offers teachers an overview of the T4W approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach.

The workshop addresses the use of T4W for both fiction and non-fiction.

For teachers of pre-school (kindergarten) and primary school students through to Year 9.

Peta Collins, 
Educational & Developmental Psychologist
Tutor/ft student $200
Member $300

Non-member $350 

 

Thurs 12th Sep
Registration 8.30am
9-00am - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 120919

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
 
Mon 16th Sept
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Making the most of your PowerPoint: Ref 160919

This workshop will look at a range of features built into PowerPoint that help students with specific learning difficulties.

Topics include how to use PowerPoint when developing independent writers, how to use PowerPoint when differentiating the curriculum for students who struggle with oral presentations, how to make your PowerPoints reader-friendly, and how to insert invisible scaffolding that students can opt-in to.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70

Non-member $90 

 

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