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 4, 2020

Date, Time, Venue Topic, Reference # Presenter Price
September 2020
Tues 29th Sept - Fri 2nd Oct
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
SPELD SA
 
Morning tea and lunch provided.

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.

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

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

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October 2020
Tues 13th Oct
6.30 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA
Listening to a child read: how to make it more enjoyable and effective: Ref 131020
 
Reading is the foundation skill which underpins all areas of learning. As a parent you can help your child develop confidence and fluency by applying strategies which address issues such as poor blending skills, as well as guessing, omitting or misreading words. This hands-on workshop demonstrates why some reading texts are more suitable than others and how to structure short, efficient sessions which foster engagement and success.
 
For parents and SSOs.
 Frances Scobie,
Jolly Phonics Trainer

Member $20
Non-member $30

Thurs 15th Oct
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD 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

Frances Scobie,
Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

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

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

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

Tues 20th Oct
6.00 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA

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.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA

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

Thurs 22nd Oct
6.00 - 8.30 pm
SPELD SA

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
 
Sat 26th Oct
6.00 - 8.00pm

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, 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

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If doing both sessions please bring lunch.  Morning tea provided.

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, 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.

Nov 2020
Mon 2nd Nov
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
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
SPELD SA
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
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Thurs 19th Nov
6.00 - 8.00pm
 
SPELD SA

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 and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
December 2020
Fri 18th Dec
 
SPELD SA closes for Christmas break    
 

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