Learning Links Webinars for teachers – Term 3 & 4, 2020

SPELD NSW recommends Learning Links PD, and they have a range of webinars and NESA Accredited online workshops in Terms 3 and 4, to empower classroom teachers, LaSTs and SLSOs in primary and high schools to improve the outcomes of students with learning difficulties.

Webinars from Learning Links

Webinar | Identifying Dyslexia
Date: Tuesday 25 August Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
This one-hour webinar will help primary and secondary teachers understand what dyslexia is (and isn’t) and provide practical information and strategies to better support students with their reading and spelling, whether they have a diagnosis or not.

Webinar | Teaching times tables – so they stick!
Date: Tuesday 22 September Time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
If you have students in your class who still struggle to remember their times tables, this one hour webinar will show you how we use counting patterns and number bonds to reduce the load for your students and help them build confidence with multiplication.

Webinar | Identifying Dyscalculia
Date: Tuesday 20 October Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
In this one-hour webinar, we’ll help you to understand what dyscalculia and other
mathematics difficulties look like, how to identify them in your students, and what strategies you can use to best support foundation mathematics skills.

Webinar | Supporting children with expressive and receptive language delays
Date: Wednesday 4 November Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Elizabeth Bell
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a big term for children struggling in the
classroom with their language skills. This one-hour webinar will look at what DLD is and what expressive/receptive delays mean for your students when they start to read and write.

Webinar | Anxiety and depression in children and adolescents
Date: Thursday 12 November Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Michelle Button
This one-hour webinar will help teachers gain knowledge of symptoms displayed by children with depression and/or anxiety.We’ll provide an overview of treatment, diagnosis, related risk factors and practical strategies to support these students within the school.

Webinar | Supporting teenagers to read
Date: Thursday 12 November Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $39.95 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
Supporting teenagers to read can require a little more perseverence. This webinar will
help you learn to identify where the gaps in understanding are for teenage learners, vary existing resources and select the most impactful accommodations to support them.

NESA accredited online workshops

Online Workshop | The comprehension challenge: why does it remain so elusive?
Date: Tuesday 18 August Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $159.00 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
If you have students who can read a story and then not remember what they have read,
who the main characters were, or what the text was about, this course can teach you
more impactful teaching strategies to support reading comprehension in your lessons.

Online Workshop | Toolkit for impactful teaching
Date: Tuesday 8 September Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $159.00 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
This workshop is for classroom teachers, LaSTs and SLOs and discusses the current
research evidence supporting a variety of pedagogical frameworks to support students with a range of diverse learning needs in the classroom.

Online Workshop | Maths isn’t just numbers, there are letters are words too!
Date: Tuesday 27 October Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $159.00 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
In this course, we will share practical strategies, games and tools to support your class
decode mathematical words. You’ll learn about the importance of explicit instruction of
mathematical language, commonly confused terms and engaging games and techniques.

Online Workshop | Once upon a rotten time: Writing support in primary school
Date: Tuesday 10 November Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (AEST)
Cost: $159.00 Presenter: Dr Samantha Hornery
This course will help you support your students to understand the expectation of writing activities and complete them. You’ll learn about sub-skills for writing sentences, language resources, strategies to implementing short writing tasks and useful technological supports.


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