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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.
Registration from 8:30am
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).
Tutor/ft student $600Member $800Non-member $860
Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literary instruction: Ref 141020
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".
Tutor/ft student $150Member $180Non-member $225
Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 171020am
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
Tutor/ft student $45Member $90Non-member $110
Sat 17th Oct
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 171020pm
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:
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
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 221020
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register only
Making the most of your PowerPoint: Ref 261020
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
Tutor/ft student $35Member $70Non-member $90
Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 311020am
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
Member $90Non-member $110
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Due to COVID-19 restrictions please BYO refreshments and lunch if attending both sessions.
Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 311020pm
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.
Information Evening for Parents - Dyslexia, what it is and how to help: Ref 191120
This Session takes a practical approach to helping students develop fundamental literacy skills at home.
For parents of R-7 children.
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