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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.
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.
Tutor/ft student $600Member $800Non-member $860
Member $20Non-member $30
Thurs 15th Oct6.00 - 8.00pmSPELD SA
Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 151020
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
Tutor/ft student $35Member $70Non-member $90
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
Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 201020
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.
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
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, 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
Member $90Non-member $110
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If doing both sessions please bring lunch. Morning tea provided.
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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