Term 2 2020

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 2, 2020

Date, Time, Venue
Topic, Reference #
Presenter
Price
April 2020
     
Tues 21st - Fri 24th Apr
9.00am - 3.30pm
Registration from 8:30am
 
SPELD SA
 
Morning tea and lunch provided.

Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 210420

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.

Kim Bloor,
Educational and Developmental Psychologist

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

 

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Wed 29th April
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
Sensory Integration - making sense of our bodies: Ref 290420
 
Sensory integration is crucial for successful functioning, self-esteem, socialisation, concentration, and learning. This hands-on workshop explores the various components of sensory integration and its role in development and learning.
 
Many children experience an imbalance in their sensory development, impacting their day-to-day capabilities and interaction. this informative and motivating workshop provides simple practical strategies and resources for use at both home and school, with examples of how to integrate these across a range of activities.
 
For parents, teachers, SSOs, tutors, and the wider community, with particular emphasis on preschool and primary-aged children.
Jan Daly
Special Education Consultant
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
May 2020
Sat 2nd May
Registration 9am
9.30 am- noon
SPELD SA

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 020520am

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

 
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.
Sat 2nd May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 020520pm
 
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 5th May
5.00 - 7.00pm
SPELD SA

Number Sense Fun: Ref 050520

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 participate in hands-on activities using concrete materiels, 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
 
Wed 6th May
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Inclusive Reading in the 21st Century: Ref 060520

Discover how easy it is to create an inclusive reading environment using e-books, e-reading, ITC, and multimodal texts as well as the pros and cons of some of the most popular e-reading devices. You'll learn where to find reading materials for these devices and how you or your students can create your own content.

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

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 9th May
Registration 9am
9.30 am- noon
SPELD SA
 

Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 090520am

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

 
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.
Morning tea provided.
Sat 9th May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30 pm
SPELD SA
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 090520pm
 
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 12th May
6.00pm - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Dyslexia and other learning disorders: Introductory Seminar: Ref 120520

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 $35 
Member $70
Non-member $90

 
Sat 16th May
9.30am - 12.00pm
SPELD SA
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 160520
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.

Kerry Williams,
SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator

Fee $25

Wed 20th May
6.00- 8.00 pm
SPELD SA

Differentiating the Curriculum for Upper Primary and High School students - Writing Tasks: Ref 200520

This session looks at the types of difficulties students with specific learning difficulties will have in the classroom and explore a range of ways to differentiate writing 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

Sandy Russo
Director, SPELD SA
Tutor/ft student $35
Member $70
Non-member $90
 
Sat 23rd May
Registration 9.00am
9.30 am- noon
SPELD SA Office


Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 230520am
 
Prerequisite: Jolly 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 23rd May
Registration 12.30pm
1.00pm- 3.30pm
SPELD SA Office
 

Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 230520pm

Prerequisite: Jolly Phonics –  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

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Tues 26th May
6.30 - 8.30pm
SPELD SA

Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help (No Certificate): Ref 260520

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. 
 
June 2020
Thurs 18th June
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA

Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 180620

Some students in Years 3 to 7 need a refresher 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 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
 
Mon 22nd June
6.00 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom.
Ref 220620
 
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
 
Wed 24th June
Registration 8.30am
9.00am - 3.30pm
SPELD SA

Seminar: Higher Performing Students, through the implementation of evidence-based literacy instruction: Ref 240620

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, Director of PLD: Promoting Literacy Development.

Tutor/ft student $150
Member $180
Non-member $225
 
 
Morning tea and lunch provided
Tues 30th June
6.30 - 8.00pm
SPELD SA
Listening to a child read: how to make it more enjoyable and effective: Ref 300620
 
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
SPELD SA Member $20
Non-member $30
 
July 2020
Wed 1st July
6.00 - 8.00 pm
SPELD SA

Making Independent writers of students with memory problems: Ref 010720

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 Q5 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 16th Jul
9.30am - 3.30pm
(please bring your lunch)
SPELD SA

Reading comprehension: Ref 160720

An interactive workshop investigating the key reading strategies (inclusive of: activating prior knowledge, self-monitoring, predicting, questioning, making connections, visualising, inferring, summarising or synthesising, skimming and scanning) with practical activities to assist students in mastering these.

We will also consider the importance of extending vocabulary. Workshop participants will actively learn about each of the strategies through participation in example tasks.

For tutors, teachers, and SSOs of Reception to Year 9 students
Jan Daly,
Special Education Consultant

Tutor/ft student $75
Member $150
Non-member $200

 

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