While many of the SPELD SA workshops have been cancelled due to restrictions around COVID-19, we are able to deliver some via Zoom as indicated below.

We can also provide you with a tentative list of workshops for those to be held later in the year. If you would like to register for a face to face workshop we will hold your place until closer to the event at which point we will confirm and invoice you.

 

SPELD SA Workshops

Sessions will be either via Zoom or held at SPELD SA: 298 Portrush Road, Kensington.

You are advised to book early as we are delivering to smaller numbers.

No refund is provided for cancellations by registered participants within 2 days of the relevant workshop.

 

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Course fees include GST.


Term 3, 2020

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
July 2020
Sat 25th Jul
Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
SPELD SA

 

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 250720am

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

Fiona Sullivan, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please BYO refreshments and lunch if attending both sessions.

Sat 25th Jul
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm -  3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

 

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 250720pm

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

Fiona Sullivan, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please BYO refreshments and lunch if attending both sessions.

Wed 29th Jul
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
Software sampler session: Ref 290720
 
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 

August 2020
Sat 1st Aug
9.30am - 12.00pm
Online Webinar

Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 010820

For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.

Kerry Williams,
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor $25
 
Sat 8th Aug

Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
 

SPELD SA

Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 080820am

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, programming, 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

Fiona Sullivan, JP teacher and accredited Jolly Phonics trainer

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

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions please BYO refreshments and lunch if attending both sessions..

Sat 8th Aug
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm -  3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 080820pm

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

Fiona Sullivan, JP teacher and accredited Jolly Phonics trainer

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

Download registration form

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please BYO refreshments and lunch if attending both sessions.

Thurs 13th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 130820
 
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
 
Wed 19th Aug
6.30 - 8.30pm
Via Zoom

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help: Ref 190820

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 
 
September 2020
Wed 2nd Sep
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
Phonological Awareness: Ref 020920
 

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

Sat 12th Sep
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA

The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 120920

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


Wed 23rd Sep
6.00 - 8.00 pm
Via Zoom

Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom: Ref 230920

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

Tues 29th Sep - Fri 2nd Oct
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
SPELD SA
 

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 290920

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).

Kerry Williams,
Sounds~Write Trainer

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

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