Professional Learning Workshops - SPELD NSW

Supporting children and adults with specific learning difficulties

Professional Learning Workshops

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.  

SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications now open!

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Couse is a highly regarded Professional Learning program aimed at developing teacher understanding of Specific Learning Difficulties and effective, evidence-based instruction in Literacy and Numeracy. Applications are now open for the 2021 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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Literacy Essentials Online – Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

WHEN: 3.30 - 5.30pm,

14 October 2021

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.

Literacy Essentials Online – Science of Reading Essentials October 2021

WHEN: 3.30 to 5.30pm,

21 October 2021

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.

Dyslexia Awareness Month – Free Dyslexia Workshop

WHEN: 3:30pm - 4:30pm,

27 October 2021

This workshop provides you with an introduction to Dyslexia (what it is and what it is NOT) and helps you understand how evidence-based instruction helps children with reading difficulties achieve success in literacy. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the amazing reading brain and with some strategies you can apply straight away to support struggling readers!

Essentials Online – Understanding Learning Difficulties October 2021

WHEN: 3.30 to 5.30pm,

28 October 2021

In this workshop, you will learn about specific learning difficulties and what evidence-based interventions can be used to support children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop – Online

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

28 October 2021

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.

Interesting Community Events

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.

Yoshimoto Dyslexia Training Sydney, Begins July 2021

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Yoshimoto Orton-Gillingham 5 Day Basic Literacy Training will be held in Sydney this July and August. 
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