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An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers K- 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

Planning an Effective Spelling Program

If we are to teach Spelling well, then we need to understand how children learn how to spell, based on current research. Children need to be metacognitive and learn how to help themselves as Spellers. Whilst we have Spelling sessions, it is critical that there is a connection between these and actual writing time. Teachers will be introduced to a repertoire approach to the teaching of Spelling and a simple structure for spelling sessions will be outlined. A K-Year 6 Spelling Menu will be provided which  will assist teachers  with planning for effective teaching of spelling.

During this full day online workshop Deb will discuss:

  •  The importance of classroom practice reflecting current literacy research
  • Understanding English Orthography – implications for teaching phonics and spelling
  • Word inquiry based on an understanding of how English orthography works
  • Understanding threads of spelling knowledge that children need to draw on
  • Understanding how kids learn to spell – pattern by pattern not word by word
  • Explicitly teaching kids to be strategic spellers
  • Key principles for guiding teaching and spelling
  • A framework for planning –using a spelling menu
  • Structure of a Spelling session
  • Connecting what is taught in spelling to student writing – the reasons we teach spelling!
  • Creating hands on resources for students
  • Spelling lists – which ones ? why? how?

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!

 Register a Group & Save

Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230 per person

Seminar Program

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm

 

Seminar Date Mon 06 September 21
Fee $250.00
Location ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop
$250.00

An Online Workshop for Classroom Teachers K- 6

Presented by Deb Sukarna

Monitoring and Improving Student Learning

This session will build professional knowledge on how children develop as writers and outline key indicators of development.  We need to be clear as to what constitutes development in writing, so we are gathering evidence and monitoring progress in a systematic way. Teachers will be provided with a Writing Analysis template that allows for more detailed assessment on different aspects of student writing - meaning, text structure, language, vocabulary, mechanics. A set of Writing Indicators and additional strategies are also provided for beginning writers.

 During this full day online workshop Deb will discuss:

  • Assessment and evaluation; purposes, viewpoints, whole school practice
  • What do we need to be looking for?
  • Developmental stages in writing – how they inform us
  • The need to go beyond Progression Points
  • Learning how to analyse children’s writing
  • Improving how teams moderate writing
  • Practical and manageable assessment strategies
  • Monitoring progress in a systematic and manageable way
  • Building teacher confidence in reporting to parents

Please Note

Our online workshops are highly practical and interactive with ample opportunity for questions.

Handouts will be provided by email prior to the workshop.

The day is well structured with appropriate breaks to ensure there is no techno-overload! Confirmation and online instruction will be provided prior to the seminar

Participant numbers are strictly limited so be sure to enrol quickly!

 Register a Group & Save

Register 5 or more delegates and pay $230 per person

Seminar Program

Gather Online 8.45am – 9.00am

Zoom Workshop 9.00am – 3.30pm

 

Seminar Date Tue 07 September 21
Fee $250.00
Location ON-LINE ZOOM Workshop
$250.00