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Teaching students unable to read, spell and write within primary school - online course

When educators find themselves with student unable to read, spell and write, it is easy to feel ill-equipped to deal with the specific needs of this particular group of students.

Learning to read, spell and write in foundation - online course

Developing the skills for success.
The Foundation school year is incredibly complex to teach. Those working within the Foundation year require strong theoretical knowledge, the ability to deliver their instruction in an explicit and focused manner and time efficient tracking processes to determine the rate of progress and then next elements to introduce.

Pre-literacy in the early years - online course

Developing the skills for success.
The EARLY YEARS are a period of significant potential learning. It is essential that balanced within an early childhood framework key skills (for later literacy and learning) are developed. The explicit instruction of phonological awareness, alphabet sounds and oral language is imperative. Within this course ‘age appropriate’ ( i.e. fun, engaging but rich and clear) learning experiences will be demonstrated (with PLD programs and also with general resources.

Raising writing standards through the medium of dictation - online course

Dictation is a time efficient structured option and addition to literacy blocks, which facilitates progress in a relatively short period of time.

Synthetic phonics within the junior primary - online course

This course includes over 2 hours of video content and over 240 slides you can refer to during the course and download so you can refer to them later.

Teaching the alphabet in a manner that supports reading, spelling and writing - online course

This is a short course, which delivers a practical research-based approach to teaching the alphabet. It is essential that people working with children within their early years understand how to skilfully instruct this essential area so that children are equipped for their transition into early reading, spelling and writing.

Synthetic phonics and beyond - online course

This course includes over 2 hours of video content and over 240 slides you can refer to during the course and download so you can refer to them later.

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Whole School Literacy Strategy (QLD)

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : TBC (map)

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Literacy and Learning in Kindergarten & Reception (SA)

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of South Australia
Corner North Tce & Kintore Ave
Adelaide, SA 5000

9:00am to 3:00pm
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The FOUNDATION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills...see more

The RECEPTION school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year, if educators are knowledgeable about how children acquire early literacy skills.

 For the reception educators this seminar explores: 
  • How children typically read first, spell second and write third.
  • The two core skills that enable a child to decode, the three core skills that facilitate early spelling and the range of skills that facilitate writing.
  • Pre-literacy skill development early in the school year, so that the foundations for literacy are established.
  • A time efficient pre-literacy assessment to track skill development and readiness for reading and spelling.
  • How to introduce reading, spelling and writing in an early childhood manner so that early literacy learning is enjoyable.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
 

KINDERGARTEN is a period of huge potential learning. Kindergarten learning is optimised when an ‘early childhood’ approach is balanced with explicit instruction.

 For KINDERGARTEN this seminar explores: 
  • What the research explains are the most essential pre-literacy skills for 3 & 4 year olds; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language – vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
  • How can these skills be facilitated? Answer:  3-5 minute sessions presented several times in a day.
  • Screening: After 6 weeks of instruction skill acquisition is reviewed by presenting a sub-test on the PLD Pre-Literacy Screen.
  • The tracking of progress will identify the children who require additional attention and will focus staff.
  • Short ‘speech pathology’ derived oral language activities which facilitate the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
  • Researchers consistently advocate for early intervention and preventative programs in the early years.
  • Children receive their best start when an early childhood approach is balanced with explicit systematic instruction.
 
Check Dates and Register for 2018
Thursday 22 March 2018
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Tuesday 11 September 2018
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Literacy and Learning in Year 1, 2 & 3 (SA)

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : State Library of South Australia
Corner North Tce & Kintore Ave
Adelaide, SA 5000

9:00am to 3:00pm
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Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read...see more

Researchers consistently express the returns are greatest when children are first learning to read.

This seminar explores:
  • How to implement explicit synthetic phonics.
  • How focused instruction can be delivered to a class with a range in student ability.
  • Repeated reading of texts to increase fluency.
  • Phonic dictation as a medium to transfer phonic concepts into written work.
  • Time efficient decoding and spelling assessments designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
  • Assessments and instruction techniques for students not reading and spelling.
  • Techniques to apply for poor or reluctant writers.
  • Oral language instruction which facilitates the ability to speak in complex, grammatically correct sentences.
  •  Narrative retelling and generation to increase comprehension and written expression ability.
 
Check Dates and Register for 2018
Friday 23 March 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Wednesday 12 September 2018 
 
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Literacy and Learning in the Early Years (VIC)

Presenter : Diana Rigg

Location : (map)

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