Upcoming Courses - SPELD NSW

Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties

Upcoming Courses

SPELD NSW offers professional learning and consulting services for schools, teachers and professionals who work with students with specific learning difficulties or who are interested in evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction.  We run regular public workshops on a range of specific topics and we are available to run School Essentials Workshops as in-school professional learning days, half-days or after school workshops.

Our workshops focus on evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction and best-practice approaches to teach and support students with specific learning difficulties like dyslexia. Workshops are suitable for classroom teachers, learning support teachers and teachers’ aides, tutors, speech pathologists and other allied health professionals.

Professional Learning workshops are held at SPELD NSW in Parramatta, Newcastle or other regional centres or run as a whole-school professional learning workshop at your school. Evening workshops are also available across NSW as live webinars.  

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SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications now open!

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in literacy and literacy intervention. Applications are now open for 2022 courses.
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Make the most of York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (YARC) On Demand Webinar

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

Gain greater confidence and competence in administering YARC, interpreting results and intervention planning with these on-demand webinars.
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Subscribe to receive updates from SPELD NSW!

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 September 2021

Subscribe to receive updates from SPELD NSW to be notified of future professional learning events.
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Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Wollongong, February 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

15 February 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Literacy Essentials Online: Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

3 March 2022

The contemporary understanding of how we learn to read is fascinating as much as it is insightful. This workshop introduces key concepts that all teachers need to understand about the science of reading including the Simple View of Reading, Scarborough’s Reading Rope, Cognitive Load Theory and Working Memory, Phonology and Phonemic Awareness, the importance of retrieval and spaced practice and the cognitive model of how we learn to read.

Literacy Essentials Online: Synthetic Phonics Phundamentals

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

10 March 2022

This course helps you develop some core understanding of key terminology and concepts that teachers need to know to teach evidence based synthetic phonics with confidence. You will learn the difference between a phoneme, a grapheme, a diagraph and how to analyse sounds-spelling correspondences.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop – Online

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm starting,

17 March 2022

This two-day online professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.

Literacy Essentials Online: Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

22 March 2022

This course, Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts, helps you understand the important role that decodable texts play in explicit phonics instruction. We will consider the features of decodable readers, how they support early reading instruction and why they are an essential element of a systematic synthetic phonics approach.

Learning Difficulties Essentials Online: Understanding And Responding To Reading Difficulties, including Dyslexia

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

24 March 2022

Why do some people struggle with reading and what can we do to support those students in our classrooms? In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of why reading is a challenge for some students. You will learn about how to identify students who are struggling with reading and what evidence-based interventions and adjustments are available for these students.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Port Macquarie, April 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

11 April 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Newcastle, April 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

11 April 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Parramatta, April 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

19 April 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Literacy Essentials Online: Synthetic Phonics Phundamentals

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

19 May 2022

This course helps you develop some core understanding of key terminology and concepts that teachers need to know to teach evidence based synthetic phonics with confidence. You will learn the difference between a phoneme, a grapheme, a diagraph and how to analyse sounds-spelling correspondences.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Parramatta, May 2022

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, starting,

24 May 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.

Literacy Essentials Online: Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

WHEN: 3:30pm - 5:30pm,

2 June 2022

This course, Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts, helps you understand the important role that decodable texts play in explicit phonics instruction. We will consider the features of decodable readers, how they support early reading instruction and why they are an essential element of a systematic synthetic phonics approach.

Sounds-Write Online July 2022

WHEN: Starting,

23 July 2022

Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling. This online course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit. These aspects are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell.

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ADHD Australia Education Summit: Building Brighter Pathways

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

This event was created to showcase the findings from the ADHD Australia education survey and to discuss existing educational resources and new resources to support educators and students with ADHD.

Anxiety in Poor Readers – Macquarie Uni webinar in October

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Macquarie University Reading Clinic is running this excellent workshop examining anxiety in struggling readers online on 13th October.

Little Learners 2 Day Online Workshops and Regular Free Webinars

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Little Learners Love Literacy has added some more dates for their popular 2 day Online Workshop.  Also see their free webinars to keep up to date with teaching and assessments using Little Learners.

Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: August-December 2021

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Check out the full list of in person and online workshops available from Multilit from August - December 2021, including new MiniLit Sage.

Macquarie Uni. Workshops on Reading Comprehension Instruction in Aug-Sept 2021

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

A series of workshops from Macquarie Uni. Reading Clinic to learn about evidence-based approaches to reading comprehension instruction - including vocabulary, morphology, and guided discussion.
Think Forward Educators

Think Forward Educators

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Think Forward Educators - a community of educators - teachers, school leaders, specialists, allied health professionals, parents and researchers.
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