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Teachers recognised at Government House for commitment to teaching and learning

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Government House morning tea Sept 2014

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley, (Patron) hosted an acknowledgement ceremony at Government House on Wednesday 23 September, 2015. It was a thank you to the dedication of teachers who have undertaken the Certificate Course for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties. This course entails 66 hours instruction plus a 1000 word research paper and an assessment and lesson plan on spelling. Also, being acknowledged were the Educators and Members of the SPELD NSW Management Committee.

NSW teachers who have undertaken professional development with SPELD NSW in teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties were recognised by the NSW Governor on Wednesday 23 September.

His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales and Mrs Linda Hurley, Patron of Specific Learning Difficulties (SPELD) NSW hosted the acknowledgement ceremony at Government House.

Government House

Nadine Cooke, from Como and a Learning Support Teacher at Danebank Anglician School for Girls, says “Certificate Course for Teachers of Children with Specific Learning Difficulties was without doubt the most practical and inspiring professional development program I have undertaken.

2015 Teachers Certificate Course Graduates. Back row (left to right): Barbara Koudrin, Nadine Cooke, Mary Bullock (receiver of the Norma Cowper Scholarship), Lin Meeks – Convenor, Karen Kelly, Sherryl Stratford, Zaiga Mengelsons, Carolyn Washburn (Executive Officer) Front: Tania Jamieson, Pip Cloros, Yvonne Ujvary, Ginette Carrard, Agnes Si.

2015 Teachers Certificate Course Graduates. Back row (left to right): Barbara Koudrin, Nadine Cooke, Mary Bullock (receiver of the Norma Cowper Scholarship), Lin Meeks – Convenor, Karen Kelly, Sherryl Stratford, Zaiga Mengelsons, Carolyn Washburn (Executive Officer) Front: Tania Jamieson, Pip Cloros, Yvonne Ujvary, Ginette Carrard, Agnes Si.

Experts in their various fields shared the latest research and best practice models to enhance the learning outcomes of our students. Meeting over six weekends with a group of highly motivated people was also a plus.  Everyone benefited from each other’s skills and experiences.  I would highly recommend this course for new and ‘old’ teachers alike.”

Lyn Maxwell, a SPELD NSW graduate from Thurgoona adds “Over many years I’ve completed many hours of Professional Development and I can without hesitation say that the recent SPELD NSW course I completed was by the far the best I’ve ever attended. I looked forward to each weekend and always came away with new ideas, resources, contacts and an excitement to implement change. The speakers were all highly experienced and credentialed, always providing practical and essential training to further successful intervention.”

 

At least three students in every classroom struggle to learn when taught with conventional methods.

The SPELD NSW program guides teachers on the best practices for teaching children with a learning difficulty.

If you are interested in attending the 2016 Teachers Certificate Course for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties you can find out more here

Author: SPELD NSW