Term 4 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 4, 2019

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
Oct 2019
Tues 15th Oct
 
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 151019
 
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
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Wed 16th Oct
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 161019

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

Sat 19th Oct
 
Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
 
SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 191019am

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 19th Oct
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm - 3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

Session 1 
Session 2

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 191019pm

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
.

Mon 21st Oct
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 211019

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 Q4 to expand their written vocabulary.

For teachers, spec. ed teachers, SSOs and parents.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

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

Tues 22nd Oct
5.00 - 7.00 pm
SPELD SA

Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 221019

For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register only

Kerry Williams
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator
Tutor $25
 
Tues 29th Oct - Fri 1st Nov
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
SPELD SA
 
Morning tea and lunch provided.

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 291019

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.

Lisa Watts,
Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed.

Tutor/ft student $600
Member $735
Non-member $800

Nov 2019
Mon 4th Nov
7.00- 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the Curriculum for Upper Primary and High School students - Writing Tasks: Ref 041119

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
 
Tues 5th Nov
7.00 - 9.00pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 051119

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
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. 
 
Mon 18th Nov
7-00- 9.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 181119
 
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
 
Mon 25th Nov
10.00am - 12.00pm
 
SPELD SA

What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 251119

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

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

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 28th Nov
 
1.30 - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Software sampler session: Ref 281119

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
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December 2019
Fri 20th Dec
 
SPELD SA closes for Christmas break    
 

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