Speld NSW Professional Development Program 2014

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SPELD NSW Professional Development Program 2014

Certificate Course for Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

This SPELD NSW Certificate course is not an Australian Qualification Framework qualification.

NOTICE:    If You are from a NSW Regional area you may want to apply for the Norma Cowper Scholarship (Applications Close 16th December 2013)

CLICK HERE for Scholarship information

Register now for 2014 intake to ensure your place.



1 & 2 March,   15 & 16 March,  

5 & 6 April,  3 & 4 May,  24 & 25 May, 

14 & 15 June, 2014


This SPELD NSW course has been designed for teachers of students who have learning difficulties, mainstream classroom teachers who wish to update their teaching skills and anyone wishing to become a SPELD NSW tutor. It will provide up-to-date, research-based information concerning the acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills. The course will be run on 6 weekends during 2014, See dates above.

The Teachers’  Certificate Course will examine the teaching of spelling, early reading, comprehension, written expression and numeracy to students who fail to learn from normal instructional techniques. Participants will analyse and evaluate research pertaining to spelling, reading and numeracy acquisition, apply the findings to the instructional needs of students, and examine and evaluate diagnostic and assessment tools, both formal and informal, in these curriculum areas.

Objectives of the Course are covered in the detailed course notes, downloadable below.

Weekend Dates (2014 dates) See above

Times  9.00 am – 4.00 pm on Saturdays,  9.00 am – 3.00 pm on Sundays

Total: 72 hours tuition

Course Educators (C.V.s included in detailed course notes) LIN MEEKS MA (Spec. Ed), B.A., Grad Dip Ed CRISS MOORE Bach of Teaching (Honours) ANITA CHIN BSc/DipEd, MEd SALLY ROBINSON-KOOI  Bed (TESOL), Dip of Teaching (Primary) DR. SAMANTHA HORNERY DR. GAIL BROWN

Guest Speakers Wendy Coggins – Speech Pathologist Walter Howe – PAA (YARC) Carol Barnes – Gifted and Talented Participants will receive

• Handouts each weekend • Booklet of research papers for prescribed readings • a wide range of teaching materials/samples • morning tea and a light lunch each day


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NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.

Scope of Endorsement – Elements 1, 2 and 3 of the Professional Teaching Standards and standard 5.2.3 for students with specific learning difficulties related professional development.