Explicit Instruction and Response to Intervention: Professional Workshops

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NESA Accredited Professional Development Events for Teachers, Tutors and related professionals.

Both Workshops to be presented by Mandy Nayton.

Explicit Direct Instruction Half Day Workshop – 15th March.

Response to Intervention Full Day Workshop – 16th March.

Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord.

See below to read about and register for each of the workshops…

Explicit Instruction with Mandy Nayton – 15th March 2018

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging and success-oriented and is essential in teaching content that students could not otherwise discover.

This half day workshop will cover the features of explicit instruction based on the delivery strategies that support the lesson design. Participants will explore the basic tenets of explicit instruction and the benefits for all students including those with learning difficulties.

WHEN: 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Thursday, 15 March 2018.  Registration from 1.00pm

COST:  SPELD Tutors: $60, SPELD Members: $80, Non-members $100, Students $50



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Response to Intervention (RTI) with Mandy Nayton – 16th March 2018

RTI is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behaviour needs.

This full-day workshop will examine the critical components of RTI and the core elements of the Improving Schools Program that is closely aligned with the three-wave (RTI) model. It will also investigate teaching strategies linked to the three-wave model, including explicit instruction and components of high-quality literacy instruction/intervention.

WHEN: 9.45am to 4pm, Friday, 16 March 2018.  Registration from 9.30am.

COST:  SPELD Tutors: $170, SPELD Members: $220, Non-members $250, Students $125



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Presented by educational psychologist Mandy Nayton OAM.

Mandy Nayton is the CEO of DSF Literacy and Clinical Services and President of AUSPELD (the Australian Federation of Specific Educational Learning Difficulties Associations). She is an educational and developmental psychologist and qualified primary school teacher with extensive experience in the field of literacy education.  Mandy supports schools with literacy planning and provides professional development in the areas of literacy acquisition, vocabulary development, working memory, learning difficulties and the assessment of learning disorders.

She was a member of the Federal Government’s Dyslexia Working Party in 2009/2010, a member of the Schools Disability Advisory Council in 2012/2013 and was the recipient of the LDA Mona Tobias Award in 2015. Mandy is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University’s School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has conducted research in collaboration with UWA, Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and was recently awarded an OAM for her services in the fields of education and learning difficulties.


NESA Approved

Completing these events will contribute to 8.25 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.2.2, 2.5.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW