Online Professional Learning - SPELD NSW

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Online Professional Learning

Online Professional Learning 

SPELD NSW offers a wide range of online professional learning courses.  

On this page, we have brought together all the different courses being offered online to assist with booking professional learning that is convenient for you.

We look forward to you joining us at our evidence-based, practical and popular public professional learning workshops!!

Find out more about our new Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series

This series of webinars takes some big ideas and packages them up into digestible bite-sized sessions to help K-2 teachers and leaders take the next step in implementing evidence-based reading in their classrooms.

The K-2 Literacy Block Webinar Recording

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

30 November -0001

The what and the when! How do you plan for all that needs to be taught in K-2 reading? This short webinar gives you a great structure to adopt in your classroom and some ideas for how to get the best out of your learning time. We will help you think about the purpose of each lesson and what each lesson can look like in your classroom! Access the webinar recording and resources now!
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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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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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Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series – Registration to all 9 webinars

WHEN: 27 March 2024 to 17 June 2024,

26 March 2024

This series of webinars takes some big ideas and packages them up into digestible bite-sized sessions to help K-2 teachers and leaders take the next step in implementing evidence-based reading in their classrooms.
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Teaching New Sound-Spelling Correspondences Webinar Recording

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

2 April 2024

In this short webinar, you will learn a very simple but effective way to introduce new sound-spelling correspondences to your students. How do we teach students voiced/unvoiced sounds? How do we ensure they are pronouncing the phonemes correctly? We will show you how to be direct, targeted, and student-centred using our simple ‘Learning a new GPC’ routine. Access the webinar recording and resources now!
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Teaching How to Decode and Blend Words Webinar Recording

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

10 April 2024

Every K-2 classroom needs an effective routine of how to decode, encode, and blend words. In this session, we show you a great way to help students understand the connection between sounds and letters and how to blend sounds to read words correctly and confidently. This session will help you ensure that there is no guesswork in word reading!  Access the webinar recording and resources now!
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The Phonics Lesson: I do, we do, you do Webinar

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

2 May 2024

This webinar examines the elements of a direct and explicit K-2 phonics lesson structure. You will receive a clear and effective model of instruction that will help you implement an ‘I do, we do, you do’ structure in your phonics and spelling lessons. We will discuss differentiation, what resources to use, and how to get all students actively engaged and learning how to read and spell!

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop Online

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

7 May 2024

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.

Irregular Words: When words don’t play by the rules! Webinar

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

14 May 2024

In this webinar, we demystify irregular words. What are they exactly? When and how should we teach them? We will show you how to plan for your irregular word instruction and most importantly, how to teach and practice these tricky words! You will learn 2 simple routines and get some insights into some activities that will help with making these words stick in students’ long-term memory! 

The Fluency Puzzle: the next steps in reading from stage 1 to upper primary – Online

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

15 May 2024

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

The Daily Review: where the real learning happens! Webinar

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

20 May 2024

In this webinar, you will learn about the power of retrieval practice! We will discuss the difference between teaching and learning and how introducing this short lesson (or lessons) into your day might just be the dose of practice your young readers are looking for! We will show you how to plan for this lesson, how to build a simple slide deck, and how to implement this short but all-important session in your day! 

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.

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.

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.

Talk for Writing 2 Day Essentials Workshop Online

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

31 October 2024

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.
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