Term 1 2019

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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Course fees include GST.


Term 1, 2019

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
March 2019
Sat 2nd Mar
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
SPELD SA

The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 020319

The Spelling Rules Program can be used with children as young as six, right up to adults who do not feel confident with spelling. In fact, it is an excellent way to provide support to anyone who struggles with spelling.

Every participant will be provided their own Spelling Case for use during the workshop (a case that has magnetic letters, whiteboards, marker, and eraser). It is designed for a teacher/leader to use with a large group of students, or just with one person. It is also possible for adults to use the program to teach themselves how to use spelling rules. These will be available for purchase at the end of the Workshop.

For class teachers, spec. ed teachers & SSOs

Sharona Edwards,
Teacher and Literacy Coach
Tutor/ft student $45
Member $90
Non-member $110
 
Tues 5th Mar
7.00-9.00pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 050319

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 download and complete registration form and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Wed 6th Mar
7.00 - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Listening to a child read (in Junior Primary and Primary years): Ref 060319

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
 
Tues 12th Mar
7.00pm - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Teaching a child (4- 6 years) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 120319pm

This hands-on workshop shows parents how they can help their children develop strong foundation skills for reading and writing. Participants take part in a range of engaging activities that can be incorporated into a 10-minute-a-day routine at home.

For parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds

Frances Scobie, JP teacher; and Accredited Jolly Phonics Trainer
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. 
 
Wed 13th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Developing Essential Blending Skills: Ref 130319

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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90

 
Sat 16th Mar
CANCELLED
Software sampler session: Ref 160319
  
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
 
Mon 18th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 180319

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
 
 
Tues 19th Mar
5:00 - 7:00 pm
SPELD SA

Self-esteem and Resilience: Ref 190319

Brain research clearly shows that negative emotions, such as anxiety, anger and depression, place us in a state of alert - fight or flight – hindering us from learning. We all need to be comfortable, relaxed and confident to focus and learn.

This practical workshop through the use of a range of interactive activities provides participants with the means to equip children with the strategies to develop positive self-esteem, resilience and a growth mindset.

These aim to enable them to overcome obstacles, meet challenges assuredly, feel included and happy, and continually learn, developing into calm, optimistic and self-assured young people.

For parents, tutors, teachers and SSOs - pre-schoolers to year 7.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
 
Tues 26th Mar
7.00 - 9.00 pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom: Ref 260319

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 $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Sat 30th Mar
Registration 8:30am
9.00am - 3.30pm
Immanuel College, Novar Gardens

Tutor Professional Development Day: Ref 300319

Our 2019 Professional Development Day will offer tutors the opportunity to log 6 hours of Professional Learning, network with other tutors, and address certain issues pertaining to tutoring. Topics covered will include discussion of the most effective ways to assess new students, how to build supportive relationships with parents, and effective ways of record keeping and report writing.

For SPELD SA Tutors.

Frances Scobie, Joanna Buttfield, Jan Daly, and

Kerry Williams, SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Tutor $75
 
 
April 2019
Tues 2nd Apr
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Making Sense of Number: Ref 260219

This practical workshop examines pretesting approaches to determine children's underlying knowledge and strategies and subsequently programming to support learning and fill any gaps.

Attendees will both look at explicit teaching and praticipate in hands-on activities using concrete materials, games, and cards to assist mastery of basic number skills, including counting, one-to-one correspondence, substituting, number patterns, place value, and reading and writing numbers.

Ideas as to the integration of number learning in daily life activities and tasks will be incorporated throughout the workshop.

For tutors, teachers, SSOs and parents of pre-schoolers and junior primary-aged children.

Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 

Tues 9th Apr
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Handwriting through fun! Taking the boredom and tears out of handwriting development: Ref 090419

This practical workshop examines the characteristics of and issues relating to hand-function, pre-writing skills, fine motor coordination, upper-body tone and handwriting skill development.

Participants will explore engaging and research-based strategies to assist children develop natural automaticity of legible handwriting, and develop the key structure of a practical engaging handwriting program, looking at how the crucial practice can be enjoyable for children/students.

For parents, teachers, SSOs and tutors of preschool and primary-aged children.

Joanna Buttfield 

BAppSc(OT)(Hons),BA the Founder & Clinical Director of Kid Sense Child Development.

 

 

Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
 
Mon 15th Apr - Thurs 18th Apr
9am – 3:30pm
Registration from 8.30am
SPELD SA

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 150419

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 $735
Non-member $800
 
 

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