Teacher Professional Learning for Speech Pathologists, Teachers, Tutors.
An evidence-based highly structured synthetic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
- 1st – 4th October 2019
- 9 AM – 3.30 PM Daily (Morning Tea and Lunch Provided)
- LIMITED NUMBERS, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID MISSING OUT
Cost: SPELD Tutors $700, Members $810, Non Members $860
Sounds-Write is an evidence-based highly structured, synthetic, linguistic phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading and spelling.
This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is multi-sensory, structured, code orientated, sequential and explicit. These aspects are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell.
This course will provide lesson plans which are clearly structured and easily followed within a systematic, synthetic phonics programme. It teaches all key elements of conceptual understanding, factual knowledge, and the essential skills of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation; all of which are necessary to learn to read and spell.
Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 within a classroom, and also offers fast and highly effective small group or individual intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.
You will also be supplied with the Sounds-Write Manual.
Presenter: Lisa Watts
Lisa has a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, as well as a Dip. Ed. Before joining DSF Lisa worked for the WA Department of Education and managed a team of Psychologists, Teachers and Education Assistants who supported and planned for students with complex educational needs. This included mentoring teachers and providing consultations for whole school and classroom planning. Lisa has been utilising synthetic phonic programs remedially for over seven years, and uses Sounds-Write with the students she tutors.
Completing these days will contribute to 22 hours of QTC Registered Professional learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.