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 2024!

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 2024 courses.
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Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Dubbo

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

30 May 2024

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

Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

4 June 2024

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

Decoding Decodable Texts: How to select decodable texts for your readers Webinar

WHEN: 3:30pm - 4:45pm,

5 June 2024

In this webinar, we consider what makes a decodable… decodable? We show you how to align texts to your scope and sequence and how to select decodable texts that are appropriate for the reader and differentiated for various levels. We will look at basic code and extended code examples and help you understand how to make the best choices for your readers.

Mastering Morphology: Understanding How English Words Work – Parramatta

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

6 June 2024

An introduction to English morphology and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

Planning for Partner Reading in K-2 Webinar

WHEN: 3:30pm - 4:45pm,

11 June 2024

In this webinar, we introduce you to the ‘reading practice and fluency lesson’ which is a key part of the literacy block. We will examine how to plan for this lesson, how to select and use resources, and what partner reading can look like across K-2. We will show you a great example of warm-up slides you can use in this lesson and a routine to teach students for partner reading.

Teaching Little Learners Love Literacy® Professional Learning Workshop – Parramatta

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

13 June 2024

This workshop is a two-day professional learning course focused on how to teach Little Learners Love Literacy® with fidelity. It aims to prepare teachers to implement evidence-based reading, spelling, phonemic awareness and writing routines in their classroom.

Making Spelling Stick: Explicit Planning and Instruction – Newcastle

WHEN: 9:00am - 3.30pm, 2 days starting on,

13 June 2024

Learn how to plan explicit spelling units in line with a systematic scope and sequence.

But which words? Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction Webinar

WHEN: 3:30pm - 4:45pm,

17 June 2024

In this webinar, we go beyond sorting words into vocabulary tiers. We will show you how to select words for deep vocabulary instruction and provide you with a model for teaching these great words in your classrooms. You will walk away with some inspiring ideas for how to bring vocabulary to life in your setting!

An Introduction to Interventions and Adjustments for Struggling Readers (Primary School)

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.00pm,

19 June 2024

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

UFLI Foundations Workshop – Parramatta

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

20 June 2024

UFLI Foundations is an explicit and systematic phonics program that introduces students to the foundational reading skills necessary for proficient reading.

Are you looking for online and on-demand professional learning?

For professional learning that you can complete when and where it suits you best, check out SPELD NSW’s range of Online and On-Demand Professional Learning. 

The Online and On-Demand Professional Learning collection grows every day!  Keep an eye out for online and on-demand professional learning about evidence-based reading, spelling, and maths instruction, and support for struggling readers!  There is something for everybody!

Interesting Community Events

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.

Voyager Sopris Learning EDVIEW 360 blogs, webinars, and podcasts.

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

EDVIEW360 has webinars, podcasts and blogs to get the latest research, insights, and thought leadership focusing on the latest technologies and best educational practices.
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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