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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.
Teaching a child (4, 5 and 6 years old) to read and write: Parent session: Ref 220720
Frances 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
Jolly Phonics Trainer
No charge – Please download and complete registration form
Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 250720am
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
Tutor/ft student $45 Member $90Non-member $110
If doing both sessions please bring lunch.Morning tea provided.
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 250720pm
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:
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
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 010820
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register.
Kerry Williams,SPELD SA Tutor Coordinator
Using a six box in planning: all genres, all year levels, paper or PowerPoint: Ref 050820
Writing involves many processes and by the time pen touches paper and the challenge of working out how to spell the first word or even which word to use is reached by a struggling writer, the rest of their ideas have disappeared from their memory.
This session focuses on how a six box structure can be used when planning any writing task in a paper based form and in PowerPoint. The six box structure is also easily used in a PowerPoint platform which helps students with working memory issues.
You will leave the session with the knowledge of how to use a six box and the different strategies and programs that Sandy finds useful with the students she works with.
Sandy Russo,Director, SPELD SA
Session 3: Jolly Grammar -Spelling Focus (2½ hours) Ref 080820am
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
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Session 4: Jolly Grammar - Grammar Focus (2½ hours) Ref 080820pm
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.
Tutor/ft student $45Member $90Non-member $110
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If doing both sessions please bring lunch. Morning tea provided.
Resilience and Self-esteem: Ref 180820
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.
Tutor/ft student $35Member $70Non-member $90
Information evening for parents: Dyslexia - what it is and how to help: Ref 190820
This Session takes a practical approach to helping students develop fundamental literacy skills at home.
For parents of R-7 children.
Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 240820
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 for providing supervised practice, designed to develop automatic decoding and spelling skills.
For class teachers, spec. ed. teachers, & SSOs Years 3-7
Phonological awareness, a crucial precursor to reading, requires explicit teaching, daily exposure, and practice. This hands-on workshop examines phonological awareness and its underlying relationship to and importance in the development of literacy.
Through interactive activities, attendees will explore phonological patterns (such as onset rime, rhyme, syllabification, etc) and examine a range of motivating learning games and tasks.
For teachers, spec. ed. teachers, and SSOs years R-12
Number Sense Fun: Ref 080920
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 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.
Planning Strategies for Students with Memory Difficulties: Ref 090920
Students with Specific Learning Difficulties have a hard time remembering their ideas when writing. We will explore ways of developing independent writers using software programs such as PowerPoint and Audacity, and techniques including six box structures and mind mapping.
For teachers, paraprofessionals, SSOs, and tutors.
The Spelling Rules Program: Ref 120920
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 during the workshop.
For class teachers, spec. ed teachers & SSOs
Exploring Decodable Readers: Ref 150920
Learn how decodable readers support an explicit synthetic phonics approach to literacy. This workshop will showcase the various decodable readers available for early primary through to those targeting older teenagers.
We will explore how to locate the right readers using a progression chart and look at the many paired resources available such as workbooks, websites, and apps.
Dyslexia: How to recognise and accommodate Junior Primary and Primary students in the classroom: Ref 230920
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.
Member $70Non-member $90
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.
Tutor/ft student $600Member $800Non-member $860
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