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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Keys to Reading Success for All (Primary)

With Phonemic awareness incorporated into the National English Curriculum, and the heavy body of research that identifies phonological and phonemic awareness as being one of the best predictors for early reading success, teachers needs to understand the important role these play in the literacy skills of students at risk or with learning difficulties. This workshop will provide teachers with both knowledge and practical experience to support such learners.

 

PhonolPhonemAwareness

 

Workshop Overview:

Teachers will engage in practical experiences designed to increase phonological and phonemic awareness and auditory processing skills in students at risk, and those with diagnosed learning difficulties. They will also become more familiar with the range of evidence that supports this field of work.

  

 

 This workshop will allow participants to:

  • Recognise the difference between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness;
  • Learn more and what auditory processing includes;
  • Understand why and how to teach these skills, and what the reseach is saying;
  • Know how to assess phonological and phonemic awareness;
  • Understand the link between phonemic awareness and phonics instruction: from speech to print;
  • Teach the hierarchy of phonological and phonemic awareness skills, including sound blending and segmenting;
  • Facilitate auditory processing skills;
  • Use technology to teach pre-reading skills;
  • Discover practical solutions in teaching phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and auditory processing skills.

 

 

Kristin Sq

Meet your presenter:

Kristin Anthian is a leading Specialist Consultant for Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA).  She has undergraduate qualifications in early childhood and primary teaching, a postgraduate diploma in Early Intervention, and a Master's Degree in Special Education and Inclusion.  Kristin has worked at numerous inclusive and specialist settings, as part of a multidisciplinary allied health team, both in teaching and consultancy capacities. Some of these including Gateways Support Services, supporting students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) and their families; Save the Children Fund teaching indigenous students; and Local Government as a Preschool Field Officer/Assessment Officer.  Kristin is passionate about inclusive pedagogy, the provision of evidence-based practice, and the use of rich learning tools to capitalise strengths and achieve sustainable success.

 

 

Testimonials about this workshop:

“Very inspirational for teachers in the early years and very helpful with its emphasis on teaching explicitly, consistently and systematically.” - Sara

“This workshop was very beneficial. It really broke down the process and order of what to teach, when and how.  It really made me think differently about teaching phonemic awareness.”  - Eden

"Concise information about the importance and relevance of phonemic awareness to the learning to the listening, reading and writing process, with practical ideas for use in the classroom and online references.” - Lynne

  

 

Suitability:

This workshop is suitable for Primary school educators, Special school staff, additional needs educators and educational support staff in Government, Catholic, and Independent schools. Preservice educators will also benefit from attending.

 

This Professional Learning Meets the Following AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

1. Know students and how they learn (1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.5; 1.6.)

2. Know the content and how to teach it (2.1; 2.5; 2.6.)

3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning (3.2; 3.3; 3.4; 3.6.)

4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (4.1; 4.2.)

5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning (5.1; 5.3; 5.4.)

6. Engage in Professional Learning (6.2; 6.3; 6.4.)

7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents, carers and the community (7.4.)

 

Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO):

Excellence in Teaching and Learning:

  • Curriculum planning and assessment
  • Building practice excellence

Positive climate for learning:

  • Setting expectations and promoting inclusion

 

Why Edumazing PDs?

  • Quality endorsed;
  • Inspire change with practical and achievable ideas, resources and strategies;
  • Outstanding qualified presenters;
  • Pre- and post-service delivery to ensure participants needs are met;
  • Supported by research;
  • Innovative and unique.

If you would like us to host this workshop at your school, or find out more about our Professional Learning Services, you may contact us on 9731 1400 or complete a request form.

 

Event Information:    

 

LOCATION:  Werribee

DATE: Friday 22nd February, 2019

VENUE: Edumazing Studios,

Level 1, 84 Synnot Street, Werribee VIC 3030

 TIME:  Registration: 8:45am

Workshop: 9:00am to 3:00pm

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 COST:  

Member*: $270.00 (excl. GST)
Non-member: $290.00 (excl. GST)

*Free membership. To join, click here.

 

 CATERING:  

Participants will receive pre-workshop refreshments upon arrival, delicious morning tea and a delectable self-selected lunch dining experience, at a local restaurant with plenty of additional sweeteners throughout the day.

 

 WHAT TO BRING:  

Your enthusiasm to participate in hands-on learning that will support your professional learning.

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