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.

 

Download Workshop Registration Form

Course fees include GST.


Term 4, 2020

 

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
September - October 2020
Tuesday 29September to Friday 2 October 2020
9.00am - 3.30pm

Registration from 8:30am

WORKSHOP FULL

 

 

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).

Sounds Write Trainer
Kerry Williams

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

WORKSHOP FULL
 
Tuesday 6 October to Friday 9 October 2020
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
SPELD SA 
Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 061020

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).

Sounds Write Trainer
Kerry Williams

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

October 2020
Wed 14th Oct
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
Venue TBA
 
 

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".

 

Diana Rigg
Educator and Speech Pathologist

Tutor/ft student $150
Member $180
Non-member $225

Sat 17th Oct
 
Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
 
SPELD SA

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

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 17th Oct

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 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:

  • 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.
 
Thurs 22nd Oct
6.00 - 8.30 pm
Online Webinar

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

Kerry Williams
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator
Tutor $25
 
Mon 26th Oct
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
 

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

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

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

Sat 31st Oct

Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon
 

SPELD SA

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

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.

Sat 31st Oct
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm -  3.30pm
 

SPELD SA

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.

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.

Nov 2020
Mon 2nd Nov
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate R-7 students in the classroom: Ref 021120
 
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
 
Thurs 12th Nov
6.00 - 8.00pm
Via Zoom
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory seminar: Ref 121120
 
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
Download registration form
Thurs 19th Nov
6.30 - 8.30pm
Via Zoom

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.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
No charge - Please download and complete registration form
 
December 2020
Fri 18th Dec
 
SPELD SA closes for Christmas break    

 

 

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