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.  

Teachers Certificate Course SPELD NSW

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

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

5 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.

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

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

11 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.

Decodable Reader Demonstration

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

26 July 2022

If your school is interested in understanding more about the range of phonics and decodable book resources we offer, how best to match decodable books to your phonics scope and sequence, what to look for when selecting a decodable book series and how to select decodable books for K-2 classroom use, home readers and for older students who are receiving intervention or additional support to develop their reading skills, join us at this free decodable book demonstration.

Literacy Essentials Online – Science of Reading Essentials

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

4 August 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.

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

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

9 August 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.

Learning Difficulties Essentials Online – Supporting Struggling Readers: Interventions & Adjustments in Primary School

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

11 August 2022

What evidence-based interventions can be used to support struggling readers and what adjustments do educators need to put in place to support learners? In this workshop we consider evidence-based approaches to reading instruction and what are the active ingredients that are needed to support students with reading difficulties. We also consider the adjustments we need to provide these students to ensure they have equitable access to all areas of the curriculum.

Teaching Reading in the Early Years – 3 Day Face-to-Face Workshop

WHEN: 3 day workshop, 9am to 3.30pm, starting,

19 August 2022

In this course you will learn about the core elements of an evidence-based approach to early reading instruction. A key feature of this course is that participants are given activities and reflection tasks to implement in their own teaching context- ensuring that the learning is real-world, contextualised and tailored. The course is structured around the SPELD NSW framework: Understanding, Plan, Instruct, Practice, Assess.

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

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

6 September 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: 3.30-5.30pm,

8 September 2022

This course, Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts, helps you understand the important role that decodable texts play in explicit phonics instruction.

The Fluency Puzzle

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

9 September 2022

In this one-day professional Learning workshop you will learn about the importance of fluency instruction, how to assess and track the development of fluency skills and practical strategies for developing strong and fluent readers in your classroom.

Interesting Community Events

Online Professional Development from Macquarie University Reading Clinic

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Online training for teachers coming up from Macquarie University Reading Clinic in 2022. Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Vocab and more - Highly recommended!

Dyslexia Decoded: A Suite of Webinars from Learning Links

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Dyslexia Decoded courses from Learning Links are designed for busy teachers and speech pathologists looking for self-paced flexible learning.

Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: February to June 2022

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 February to June 2022, including new MiniLit Sage.

Talking Literacy Webinars – Conversations with International Experts

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Exciting and thought-provoking webinar series from AUSPELD, featuring conversations with international experts as they share some of their acquired knowledge, key discoveries and thoughts for the future.
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.

The Science of Reading Webinar Series

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

This free webinar series explores what the science of reading is, how it is taught, and why it is critical to teaching students to read.
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