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.  

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!

SPELD NSW Member Webinar – The Power of an Explicit Phonics and Morphology Scope and Sequence in Early Reading

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.00pm,

1 March 2023

In this presentation SPELD NSW will help teachers and school leaders understand some of the key consideration needed for developing and implementing an explicit and systematic phonics and morphology scope and sequence in the early years of reading.

Teaching Reading in the Early Years – Parramatta

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

3 March 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.

Understanding And Responding To Reading Difficulties, including Dyslexia – Parramatta

WHEN: 4.00pm - 6.00pm,

7 March 2023

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

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

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

21 March 2023

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

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop Online

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

23 March 2023

This two-day online 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 Fluency Puzzle – Parramatta

WHEN: 9.00am - 3.30pm,

24 March 2023

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

Making Spelling Stick: Explicit Planning and Instruction – Parramatta

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

30 March 2023

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

Teaching Reading in the Early Years – Parramatta

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

11 April 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 Face-to-Face Workshop – Port Macquarie

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

18 April 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.

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.

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.

SPELD NSW Member Webinar – Practise Makes Permanent: Conducting Daily Reviews of Reading and Spelling

WHEN: 3.30pm - 5.00pm,

25 May 2023

In this webinar we introduce how to implement and scaffold daily reviews to ensure that students are getting effective spaced retrieval practice to support their learning.

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!

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.

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

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

14 June 2023

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

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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