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.  

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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Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications Now Open for 2023!

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 2023 courses.
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Dyslexia Awareness Month – Free Dyslexia Workshop

WHEN: 3.30pm - 4.30pm,

13 October 2022

This workshop provides you with an introduction to Dyslexia (what it is and what it is NOT) and helps you to 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!

Decodable Reader Demonstration

WHEN: 3.30pm - 4.30pm,

18 October 2022

If your school is interested in understanding more about the range of phonics and decodable book resources we offer and how best to match decodable books to your phonics scope and sequence, then join us at this free decodable book demonstration.

An Introduction to Interventions and Adjustments for Struggling Readers

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

27 October 2022

An introduction to interventions available for struggling readers and what adjustments can be put in place to support learning across the curriculum.

The Fluency Puzzle

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

28 October 2022

Develop your understanding of fluency and learn a range of strategies to support fluent reading across K-6.

SPELD NSW Referral Database Information Session

WHEN: 3.30pm - 4.30pm,

2 November 2022

This workshop is for teachers and allied health professionals who are interested in learning more about becoming a Tutor or Professional member and joining the SPELD NSW Referral Database.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop – Face-to-Face

WHEN: 9:00 am - 3:30pm, 2 days starting,

3 November 2022

This two day face-to-face 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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – Parramatta

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

8 November 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,

15 November 2022

If your school is interested in understanding more about the range of phonics and decodable book resources we offer and how best to match decodable books to your phonics scope and sequence, then join us at this free decodable book demonstration.

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

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

16 November 2022

Learn how to plan, implement and assess early reading skills through explicit, systematic and differentiated instruction.

Using Decodable Texts to Support Explicit Phonics Instruction

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.30pm,

17 November 2022

An introduction to how decodables support effective early reading instruction and how to use them in a differentiated classroom.

Understanding And Responding to Reading Difficulties, including Dyslexia

WHEN: 3.30-5.30pm,

24 November 2022

An introduction to why some people struggle with reading and what we can do to support them in our classrooms.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – Parramatta

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

17 January 2023

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 Online Course

WHEN: 6 weeks starting,

11 February 2023

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.

What the English K-2 Syllabus Looks Like in the Classroom: Understanding Key Concepts and Outcomes – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

16 February 2023

Get to know the key concepts in the new K-2 English Syllabus and understand how to support student outcomes in the classroom.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – Parramatta

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

21 February 2023

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.

Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

28 February 2023

A hands-on course that helps teachers bring evidence-based reading instruction to life in their classrooms!

Interesting Community Events

Supporting executive functioning in students with learning difficulties – LDC Seminar

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

The Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW is presenting an online and on demand seminar on executive function on 15th November 2022.

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!

Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: September to December 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 September to December 2022, including new MiniLit Sage.

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.

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.
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