Term 1 2018

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 1, 2018

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
January 2018

Wed-Sat 10-13th Jan

Registration: Wed 10th, 8:30am

Program:
Wed 10th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thurs 11th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fri 12th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sat 13th, 9:00am - 3:00pm

SPELD SA

Four-day Sounds-Write Conference: Ref 100118

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 children in foundation, Year 1, and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels that have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students, parents

Lisa Watts, M. Educational & Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed. Tutor $600
Member/ft student $735
Non-member $800
 
Morning Tea & Lunch provided
 
Mon 15th Jan SPELD SA re-opens    
Fri 19th  Jan & Sat 20th Jan
Registration: Fri 19th8:30am

Program:
Fri 19th, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Sat 20th, 9:00am - 3:00pm


Immanuel College, Novar Gardens

Conference: Talk for Writing, an evidence-based approach for teaching written expression. Ref 190118

This two-day workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. The workshop addresses the use of Talk for Writing for both fiction and non-fiction writing and covers planning, feedback, assessment, and the development of grammar skills.

This workshop is suitable for teachers of pre-school (Kindergarten) and primary school through to year 7.
Emily Jackson, BSc (Speech Pathology) (Hons) CPSP Tutor/ft student $200
Member $300
Non-member $350
 

Mon 22nd Jan

10.00am - 12.00pm
SPELD SA
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 220118
 
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 phone to book a place
 
Parent groups welcome
February 2018
Sat 3rd Feb

A 'hands-on' approach to the Jolly Phonics program using the School Start Buddy: Ref 030218

This workshop explains how you can use the School Start Buddy and School Start Spelling Case to teach the Jolly Phonics Program.

For teachers, SSOs, tutors, full-time students.

Sharona Edwards,
Creator, School Start Buddy
Tutor/ft student $37.50
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
 
Wed 7th Feb
 
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 070218
This seminar provides information about different learning and behavioural disorders. There is a particular focus on dyslexia.
 
For new tutors, teachers, parents, SSOs and other interested people.
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $15
Member $50
Non-member $70
 
 
Sat 10th Feb
 
Registration 9.00am
 
9.30am - noon
Immanuel College, Novar Gardens
 

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started?Ref 100218am 

A practical look at how to introduce the main 42 sounds of English in a student’s first term at school. Includes essential elements of a lesson; programming and assessment; a look at available commercial and free resources; and use of IWB. Disc of free resources supplied.

For teachers, SSOs, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
 
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.

Sat 10th Feb

Registration 12.30pm

1.00pm - 3.30pm
Immanuel College, Novar Gardens
 

Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 100218pm

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, terms 2, 3 & 4, for building on, and consolidating, the 42 letter-sounds and taught and introducing common alternative spellings.

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

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Michelle Fraser, JP teacher and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
Mon 12th Feb

Phonemic Awareness: what it is and what you need to know: Ref 120218

In this session we explore what phonemic awareness is and why it is so important for the development of reading and spelling. How can you teach students with phonological processing difficulties how to hear the sounds in words? A hands-on practical look at what we know about the sounds in words and programs that can help you teach phonological awareness in all year levels.

For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs working with students in years R-12.

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Wed 14th Feb
5.00 - 7.00 pm
SPELD SA

Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 140218

 

For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register only

Frances Scobie, Tutor Coordinator & Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor $15
 
Tues 20th Feb
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the curriculum for upper primary and high school students: Reading tasks: Ref 200218

This session looks at the types of difficulties students with specific learning difficulties experience in the classroom and explores a range of ways to differentiate reading 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 working with students in years 6-12

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 24th Feb
Registration 9.00am
9.30am - noon

Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 240218am

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, SSOs, paraprofessionals, tutors, student teachers, parents years 1-7

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
Sat 24th Feb
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm - 3.30pm
Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours):
Ref 240218pm

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
Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
 
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
March 2018
Thurs 1st Mar
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching strategies for reading and spelling: whole class, small group, or one to one

Some students in years 3 to 7 need a refresher course on 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 teachers, SSOs, tutors, full-time students.

Frances Scobie,
Jolly Phonics Trainer
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 2nd Mar
9.00am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA

The School Start Buddy and Foundational Literacy Skills: Ref 020318

This workshop is for anyone who wants to teach a child to read and write: parents, teachers, tutors, undergraduate students. It explains where to start teaching a child to read and write and the steps of progression.

All of the learning activities use the School Start Buddy, so all the resources you will need are at your fingertips.

For parents of 4-6 year old children.

Sharona Edwards,
Teacher & Literacy Coach
Tutor/ft student $38
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
Sun 3rd Mar
9.00am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA

A 'hands-on' approach to teaching spelling rules: Ref 030318

This is a new program that explains how to teach a child spelling rules. All the lessons utilise the School Start Spelling Case, so all the resources you will need are at your fingertips.

The program can be implemented with a whole class or just one child. Anyone can attend this workshop - you do not have to be a teacher or confident with spelling yourself.

For class teachers, spec. ed. teachers, & SSOs working with students in years 3-7.

Sharona Edwards,
Teacher & Literacy Coach
Tutor/ft student $38
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
Tues 6th Mar
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 060318

This session looks at the problems encountered by students with dyslexia and the ways in which they can be assisted.

For parents of school-aged children.
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
No charge – Please phone to book a place
 
Wed 7th Mar
7.00 - 9.30pm
SPELD SA

Spelling: an X-ray view of words: Ref 070318

This workshop looks at a systematic approach to teaching spelling conventions and generalisations, which will enable students to apply knowledge to an ever-increasing number of words.

For teachers, SSOs, and parents of students in years 1-8.
Jan Polkinghorne,
Accredited Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar trainer
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $75
Non-member $95
 
Tues 13th Mar
10.00am - 11.30am
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years old) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 130318

This session will show parents how they can help their children develop the foundation skills for reading and writing and demonstrate a range of activities that can be incorporated into a 5 minute-a- day holiday program/daily routine.

For parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds

Frances Scobie, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
No charge – Please phone to book a place
 
Wed 14th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 140318

Blending is one of the essential components that determines how effective Jolly Phonics can be, yet it is frequently the part teachers struggle to implement effectively in the classroom.

This session offers a step-by-step run-through of how to teach blending, working through the various stages, followed by demonstration and participation in a series of practical blending activities. 

Suitable for teachers, parents, SSOs - pre-school to year 7.

Jan Polkinghorne, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 

Sat 17th Mar
10.00 am - 12.00 pm
SPELD SA
Software sampler session: Ref 170318
 
Please book early!
 
Come and look at some of the best assistive and remedial software for students (all ages) who have difficulties in literacy and numeracy, such as: Dragon Naturally Speaking, TextHELP, Textease, Wordshark, Numbershark, Fitzroy Readers, selected free programs.
 
For teachers, SSOs, tutors, Student teachers, parents
Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Mon 19th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 190318

This session looks at how, from an early age, such 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.

Suitable for teachers, spec. ed. teachers, parents, and SSOs.

Sandy Russo,
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Tues 27th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom: Ref 270318

This session explores 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 $25
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
April 2018
Mon-Thurs 16-19th Apr

Registration: Mon 16th, 8:30am

Program:
Mon 16th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tues 17th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 18th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thurs 19th, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Venue TBC


Four-day Sounds-Write Conference: Ref 160418

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 children in foundation, Year 1, and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels that have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.

For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, tutors, ft students, parents

Lisa Watts, M. Educational & Developmental Psychology, Dip. Ed.
Tutor $600
Member/ft student $735
Non-member $800
 
Morning Tea & Lunch provided
 

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