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.  

Words to Wonder: Building Vocabulary to Support Reading Comprehension – Parramatta

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

2 May 2023

Learn how to build language and reading comprehension through effective (and fun!) vocabulary instruction.

Teaching Reading in the Early Years – Parramatta

WHEN: 9:00am - 3.30pm, 3 days starting on,

5 May 2023

Learn how to plan, implement and assess early reading skills through explicit, systematic and differentiated instruction, consistent with the new NSW English K-2 syllabus.

Sounds-Write Online Course

WHEN: 6 weeks starting,

6 May 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,

11 May 2023

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

Understanding And Responding To Reading Difficulties, including Dyslexia – Online

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.30pm,

16 May 2023

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,

23 May 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 – Wollongong

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

23 May 2023

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

Practise Makes Permanent: Conducting Daily Reviews of Reading and Spelling

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.00pm,

25 May 2023

Make learning stick with explicit daily reviews.

From Words to Texts: Strategies to Support Reading Difficulties – Parramatta

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

31 May 2023

Learn about targeted strategies to add to your reading instruction tool box!

Evidence-Based Reading in Action – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

1 June 2023

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

Making Spelling Stick: Explicit Planning and Instruction – Parramatta

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

6 June 2023

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

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

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

13 June 2023

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

Decodable Reader Demonstration – Port Macquarie

WHEN: 4:00pm - 5:00pm,

13 June 2023

If your school is interested in understanding more about the range of phonics and decodable book resources we offer, join us at this free decodable book demonstration.

From Words to Texts: Strategies to Support Reading Difficulties – Port Macquarie

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

14 June 2023

Learn about targeted strategies to add to your reading instruction tool box!

The Fluency Puzzle – Port Macquarie

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

15 June 2023

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

How Words Work: Understanding English Spelling – Parramatta

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

20 June 2023

An introduction to the complexities of English spelling and what this means for teaching spelling in our classrooms.

The Fluency Puzzle – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

22 June 2023

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

Sounds-Write Face-to-Face Workshop – Parramatta

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

4 July 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.

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 2023. How to teach Phonics in K-2, Reading Comprehension, and more coming soon - Highly recommended!

Multilit Professional Workshop Calendar: November 2022 to April 2023

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 November 2022 to April 2023, 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.

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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