Toe By Toe: Free Workshop – 22nd March – Please RSVP

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5.30pm – 7.30pm, SPELD NSW Office, Concord, NSW.

The Toe by Toe workshop is aimed at all school staff though other education professionals and concerned parents are also most welcome to attend.  Anyone, in fact, involved with the teaching of struggling readers of all ages should find the course useful and a ‘hands on’ approach is taken wherever possible.

The intention is to demonstrate best practice in the use of Keda Cowling’s Toe by Toe reading scheme.  We also aim to provide a fuller understanding of the difficulties facing struggling readers when they come up against the idiosyncrasies of written English.  We would also hope to enthuse those involved and to show them just how rewarding it can be to guide a struggling reader on the path to literacy.


This event is free but does require an RSVP.  Donations to support the work of SPELD NSW are appreciated.

CLICK HERE to Register Online


Presenter – Frank Cowling – Managing Director, Toe by Toe Ltd

Born in West Yorkshire, he graduated from the University of Manchester in 1976 with a degree in Mathematics (Pure & Applied).  He then travelled the world for a few years before training as a secondary Mathematics teacher.  Frank had moved into TEFL teaching during his traveling days and has the RSA Diploma to go along with his PGCE and B.Sc.  He spent 15 years teaching in Hong Kong, Seoul and Brunei before returning to the U.K. in 1998 to join his mother working at Keda Publications – publishers of Toe by Toe.

When he is not actively teaching, most of his time these days is spent working on the development of new literacy resources or presenting workshops and seminars on the use of Keda’s resources.  Over the last few years, he has presented well received Toe by Toe workshops in Europe, North America, East Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand.


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