Professional Learning Workshops - SPELD NSW

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: 2021,

9 October 2020

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

14 January 2021

Gain greater confidence and competence in administering YARC, interpreting results and intervention planning with these on-demand webinars.
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Executive Function Coaching Specialist Workshop with Rhonda Filmer

WHEN: 7pm-9pm,

28 April 2021

This course will share the neuroscientific basis of why some children develop Executive Function (EF) skills more slowly than age-peers, and how weak EF skills undermine the retention of knowledge while restricting children’s engagement in the learning environment.

Professional Supervision Series – Term 2, 2021

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 12:00pm - 2:30pm starting on the,

5 May 2021

This series of professional supervision is designed for small groups (6-8) of currently registered Psychologists keen to improve their skills in the assessment and identification of specific learning disorders using DSM-5 criteria.

Literacy Essentials Online: Teaching Phonics Using Decodable Texts

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

6 May 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.

Learning Difficulties Essentials Online: Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

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

20 May 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.

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – 4 Days, Parramatta, Sydney

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

25 May 2021

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 four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

The Maths Series with Judy Hornigold – Addition and Subtraction

WHEN: 4:00pm - 6:00pm,

1 June 2021

This webinar will explore the various structures of addition and subtraction, namely augmentation and aggregation for addition, alongside reduction, partitioning, and difference for subtraction.

Letters and Sounds Face-to-Face Workshop

WHEN: 9:00am - 3:30pm, 31 May,

1 June 2021

This two day interactive workshop provides teachers with a working knowledge of the six phases of Letters and Sounds from the oral language activities through to reading and writing fluency.

Literacy Essentials Online: Spell Check Please! – Developing Confident Spellers

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

3 June 2021

Learning to spell is a complex task that requires a deep knowledge of how the English language works. In this course, we consider a framework for spelling instruction that will help students approach unknown and novel words in their writing.

The Maths Series with Judy Hornigold – Multiplication and Division

WHEN: 4:00pm - 6:00pm,

8 June 2021

This webinar will explore the various structures of multiplication and division, namely array, repeated addition and scaling for multiplication, alongside sharing, grouping and repeated subtraction for division.

Talk for Writing Face-to-Face Workshop

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

10 June 2021

This two-day 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.

The Maths Series with Judy Hornigold – Place Value

WHEN: 4:00pm - 6:00pm,

15 June 2021

This webinar will begin by looking at our number system and the 8 counting principles before moving on to focus on place value.

Literacy Essentials Online: Phonics Phundamentals

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

17 June 2021

This course helps you develop some core understanding of key terminology and concepts that teachers need to know to teach phonics with confidence.

The Maths Series with Judy Hornigold – Worded Problems

WHEN: 4:00pm - 6:00pm,

22 June 2021

This webinar will explore why children struggle with word problems and will then look at a range of strategies to help.

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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, Port Macquarie

WHEN: 4 day workshop, 9:00am - 3:30pm starting on the,

21 September 2021

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 four-day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit.

Interesting Community Events

Assessment and treatment approaches for children with reading and spelling difficulties

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

One of Macquarie University Reading Clinic's most popular and highly-rated workshops presented by Clinic Director Associate Professor Saskia Kohnen is now being offered as a two-day series online workshop in April 2021.

LETRS – Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA will be offering an ONLINE LETRS course starting 18 February 2021. LETRS addresses the structures of English language, the cognitive processes of learning to read, and the teaching practices proven to be most effective in preventing and remediating reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

Talking Literacy Webinars – Conversations with International Experts

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Exciting and thought-provoking new webinar series from AUSPELD, featuring conversations with international experts as they share some of their acquired knowledge, key discoveries and thoughts for the future. Conversations now available with Carl Hendrick, Louisa Moats and Daniel Ansari.

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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