Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series - SPELD NSW

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Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series

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.  

Each session covers a specific topic and aims to give you practical solutions so you can walk into your classroom and implement the literacy instruction with confidence. Each webinar is designed to give you some takeaway resources, models, and ideas for how to best support your K-2 students.  

Join us for 1, 2 or all the webinars at our live public sessions. The scheduled time doesn’t work for you? Register and then you can access the recording until 17 July to watch in your own time.  

If you need an invoice for a school purchase order booking, please contact us with the names and email addresses of the teachers you would like to book into the webinars and we can send you the invoice and the booking details.

Looking for short In-school professional learning for your team? 

We can deliver any or all these webinars to your staff at a time that suits you! You can book stand-alone sessions or a series for your school’s before school, after school or twilight professional learning sessions.   Make an enquiry about booking webinars for your school today!

Prices

Registrations for single webinars:

Non-members:
Individual ticket: $70
Home-schooling parent: $30
School Group: $550

SPELD NSW Members:
Individual ticket: $50
5-Person Group: $200
Individual Tutor or Professional Member: $35
School Group: $400

Access all 9 webinars with this discounted 9-webinar bundle:

Non-members:
Individual ticket to all 9 webinars: $490
School Group: $2,850

SPELD NSW Members:
Individual ticket to all 9 webinars: $350
Individual ticket for all 9 webinars for a Tutor or Professional Member: $245
School Group: $2,150

You can purchase webinar tickets for individual access to attend the webinar and view the recording or for your team to view as a group. 

How we learn to read (coming soon)

In this short webinar, you will learn about some of the very important and fascinating evidence that informs our understanding of how our brains become literate. If you want to understand the WHY behind the NSW English Syllabus then this session is for you!  

The K-2 Literacy Block 

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!  

Teaching New Sound-Spelling Correspondences 

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.   

Teaching how to decode and blend words 

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!  

The Phonics Lesson: I do, we do, you do  

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!  

Irregular words: when words don’t play by the rules!  

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 Daily Review: where the real learning happens! 

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 

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 

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 

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!   

Teaching Reading in K-2 Webinar Series – Registration to all 9 webinars

WHEN: 27 March 2024 to 17 June 2024,

25 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.
Yes
Yes

The K-2 Literacy Block Webinar Recording

WHEN: Time and date to be confirmed

27 March 2024

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!
Yes
Yes

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!
Yes
Yes

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!
Yes
Yes

The Phonics Lesson: I do, we do, you do Webinar Recording

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! Access the webinar recording and resources now!
Yes
Yes

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

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!  Access the webinar recording and resources now!
Yes
Yes

The Daily Review: where the real learning happens! Webinar Recording

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!  Access the webinar recording and resources now!
Yes
Yes

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!
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