Snappy Sounds: Phonics Professional Development

  • 08:30 AM
  • The Epping Club. 45-47 Rawson Street, Epping, NSW 2121.


By Macmillan Education

Macmillan Education is proud to partner with leading educational practitioners to deliver comprehensive and effective Professional Development training. Whether you are new to synthetic phonics, or looking to implement a more explicit, whole-class teaching method, these sessions will empower you to improve student engagement and learning.


What will the course cover?

  • A summary of the latest research in learning to read, including the place of phonics within literacy learning.
  • An introduction to synthetic phonics, including: What is it? Why do it? The key terminology explained. How to say the sounds. How phonics teaching links to reading and spelling.
  • Synthetic phonics teaching strategies. Behaviours, principles and practices, including assessment.
  • A hands-on lesson. Take part in an exemplary Snappy Sounds phonics lesson and take away practical steps, tools and techniques to use in your own classroom, including how to get the most from your decodable readers.
  • Implementation consultation, including action planning with the support of your colleagues and the trainer. We also address key questions and issues which may cause a barrier to you getting started in your school.


What is included in the price?

  • A full day of quality training in synthetic phonics and the Snappy Sounds approach. Each session will involve activities and hands-on experience that you can use in your classroom, and every participant will receive a phonics workbook and goody bag.
  • Join our Facebook group by invite after the event to continue the conversation with colleagues, ask questions, and to receive refreshers and tips from our experts.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea refreshments will be provided at this central event.

This event will count towards your 100 Hours of Teacher Identified professional development.

Terms and Conditions of purchase

Maximum of 6 tickets at 50% discount, and all attendees on the order must be from the same school. Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date.




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