Term 3 2020

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 3, 2020

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
July 2020
Wed 22nd Jul
10.30am - 12.00pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4, 5 and 6 years old) to read and write: Parent session: Ref 220720

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. 

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

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 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

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
.

Fri 29th Jul
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
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
SPELD SA

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
 
Wed 5th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Using a six box in planning: all genres, all year levels, paper or PowerPoint: Ref 050820

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 paper based 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 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, 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 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, 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.

Thurs 13th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
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
 
Tues 18th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Resilience and Self-esteem: Ref 180820

Brain research clearly shows that negative emotions, such as anxiety, anger and depression, place us in a state of alert - fight or flight – hindering us from learning. We all need to be comfortable, relaxed and confident to focus and learn.

This practical workshop through the use of a range of interactive activities provides participants with the means to equip children with the strategies to develop positive self-esteem, resilience and a growth mindset.

These aim to enable them to overcome obstacles, meet challenges assuredly, feel included and happy, and continually learn, developing into calm, optimistic and self-assured young people.

For parents, tutors, teachers and SSOs - pre-schoolers to year 7.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant

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

Wed 19th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

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 and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Mon 24th Aug
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 240820

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 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

September 2020
Wed 2nd Sep
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
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

Wed 8th Sep
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Number Sense Fun: Ref 080920

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 materials, 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.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant

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

Wed 9th Sep
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Planning Strategies for Students with Memory Difficulties: Ref 090920

Studends 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.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, and tutors.

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 at the end of the Workshop.

For class teachers, spec. ed teachers & SSOs

Sharona Edwards,
Teacher and Literacy Coach

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


Tues 15th Sep
6.00 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA

Exploring Decodable Readers: Ref 150920

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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

Wed 23rd Sep
6.00 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA

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

 

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