Professional Learning

Are you a teacher, tutor, speech pathologist or psychologist looking for professional learning opportunities? SPELD NSW provides professional learning for teachers and professionals who work with students with specific learning difficulties or who are interested in evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction.     

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.  

In response to the impact of COVID-19 in our community, SPELD NSW is currently offering online professional learning.  You can also register your interest in future professional learning workshops and to receive updates from SPELD NSW.

Professional Supervision Series – Identification and Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

Express your interest in taking part in an upcoming Professional Supervision Series webinar. This series of professional supervision is designed for small groups of currently registered Psychologists keen to improve their skills in the assessment and identification of specific learning disorders using DSM-5 criteria.
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YARC On-Demand Webinars

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

5 May 2020

Gain greater confidence and competence in administering YARC, interpreting results and intervention planning with these on-demand webinars.
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Sounds-Write Online Workshop – Expression of Interest

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

29 May 2020

Express your interest in taking part in an upcoming online Sounds-Write workshop. Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured synthetic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
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Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing Two Day Face to Face Workshop – Expression of Interest

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

29 May 2020

Express your interest in taking part in an upcoming face to face Talk for Writing workshop. The two-day professional development workshop offers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in this effective instructional approach for teaching written expression.
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SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Course – Applications now open!

WHEN: 2021,

9 October 2020

The SPELD NSW Teachers’ Certificate Couse is a highly regarding 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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Learning Difficulties Essentials: Understanding Learning Difficulties

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

22 October 2020

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.

Reading Essentials: Essential Phonics

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

5 November 2020

Reading Essentials: Essential Phonics helps you develop some core understanding of linguistics behind systematic synthetic phonics instruction.
Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing Essentials Online Workshop – November 2020

WHEN: Workshop to be held over 4 sessions, starting,

12 November 2020

This four-part online workshop offers teachers an overview of the Talk for Writing approach and provides opportunities for hands-on participation in the steps of this exceptionally effective instructional approach. Bookings for this workshop close on 3 November 2020

Reading Essentials: Using Decodable Texts In Your Classroom

WHEN: 3:30-5:30pm,

19 November 2020

This course, Using Decodable Texts In Your Classroom, helps you understand the important role decodable texts play in the simple view of reading and how they help beginning readers master important decoding skills.

Interesting Community Events

Macquarie Uni Term 4 Webinars: Anxiety and Working Memory

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Macquarie University's final two zoom workshops for Term 4 will be in November 2020. Anxiety in poor readers: Evidence, assessment, and intervention on 9th November and Working memory and reading difficulties on 25th November.

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.

Decodable phonics-based reading online events for NSW Teachers

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Two webinars from Oxford University Press exploring decodable phonics-based reading. 28 October for NSW educators in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check and 11 November for all Australian educators to learn more about Oxford's decodable phonics-based reading texts.

Learning Links Webinars for teachers – Term 3 & 4, 2020

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

Learning Links have a range of upcoming webinars and NESA Accredited online workshops in Terms 3 and 4, to empower teachers in primary and high schools to improve the outcomes of students with learning difficulties.

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 27 October 2020. 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.

4th Annual Reading League Conference (online)

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

1 January 1970

TRL's 4th Annual Conference will be held online, starting 27 October 2020. This years topic is The Science of Reading: Now More Than Ever. See 2 Keynote and 18 breakout presentations, all will be be recorded to watch later. $99 USD.
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