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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.
Wed 16th Oct7.00 - 9.00pmSPELD SA
Explicit teaching (direct instruction) techniques for reading and spelling in whole class or small group situations: Ref 161019
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
Tutor/ft student $35Member $70Non-member $90
Session 1: Jolly Phonics – How to get started? Hands-on (2½ hours) Ref 191019am
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
Sat 19th Oct
Session 2: Jolly Phonics – So they know the sounds. What next? Hands-on (2 ½ hours) Ref 191019pm
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
Making independent writers of students with working memory problems: Ref 211019
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.
Getting started as a SPELD SA tutor - the problems students have and how to help: Ref 221019
For beginning tutors joining the SPELD SA register only
Nessy Learning Programs for ParentsRef 261019am
Nessy programs are developed in collaboration with specialist teachers and the world’s leading academic researchers. Their programs are research-proven and designed to follow the Orton- Gillingham principles of structured, multi-sensory learning.
Member $10Non-member $20
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Nessy Learning Programs for TeachersRef 261019pm
Tues 29th Oct - Fri 1st Nov
Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 291019
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 $735Non-member $800
Differentiating the Curriculum for Upper Primary and High School students - Writing Tasks: Ref 041119
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
Teaching a child (4- 6 years) to read and write: Parent Session: Ref 051119
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 ScobieJolly Phonics Trainer
What SPELD SA does and practical things you can do to help people with specific learning difficulties: Ref 251119
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.
Software sampler session: Ref 281119
An opportunity to ask about, see and try out different software.
Sounds~Write 4 day workshop: Ref 210120
Tutor/ft student $600Member $800Non-member $860
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