AUSPELD is excited to announce an upcoming new webinar series, featuring conversations with international experts as they share some of their acquired knowledge, key discoveries and thoughts for the future. The series focuses on the acquisition of language, literacy and numeracy and includes interviews with Louisa Moats, Mark Seidenberg, Kate Nation, Carl Hendrick, Paul Kirschner, Daniel Ansari, Pie Corbett, Emily Hanford and Pamela Snow.
These interviews (conducted by AUSPELD President Mandy Nayton) will be essential viewing for teachers, administrators, speech pathologists, psychologists and parents concerned with evidence-informed practice in the fields of literacy and learning. More information about how to register for – and contribute to – these free webinars will be shared soon. Be sure to follow AUSPELD on Facebook or Twitter for updates – https://www.facebook.com/AUSPELD/ https://twitter.com/auspeld
Nessy has been making dyslexia-friendly software for 20 years. The suite of Nessy programs is multisensory and engaging. The Nessy programs incorporate current research evidence and have been carefully designed to provide students with the opportunity to practice and consolidate essential skills in a fun and interactive way.
Nessy workshops for teachers and parents are being held at each state SPELD throughout October. For more information, please follow the links below.
|Thursday 24th October||SPELD Victoria
Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Time: 6:15pm – 9pm
|Saturday 26th October||SPELD SA
298 Portrush Road Kensington 5068
Parents: 9am – 11am
Teachers: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
|Monday 28th October||SPELD QLD
141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba, QLD
Parents: 9:30am – 12pm
Teachers: 3:30pm – 6pm
|Tuesday 29th October||DSF SPELD (WA)
10 Broome Street, South Perth 6151
Parent session: 9.30am – 12pm
|Wednesday 30th October||DSF SPELD (WA)
10 Broome Street, South Perth 6151
Teacher session: 4pm – 6.30 pm
|Thursday 31st October||SPELD NSW
Suite 2, Level 1, 52 O’Connell Street, Parramatta NSW 2015
Parents and Teachers: 10am
Internationally recognised education advisor Carol Allen is coming to Australia this year. Carol’s expertise in the area of ICT and learning difficulties is highly sought-after in the UK, and she was recognised as a “Top-ten Educator Using Technology” for 2018 by the UK parliament.
Carol will be presenting full-day teacher workshops in five capital cities focusing on how to use assistive technology as an integrated support rather than a stand alone activity. The workshops will be packed full of activities, including interactive demonstrations, which teachers will immediately be able to take away and add to their toolkit of potential ideas.
Carol has been teaching since 1980 in both primary and secondary mainstream schools, and schools for students with learning difficulties. As an English specialist, Carol is aware that communication lies at the heart of all effective teaching. As a result, the majority of her work has centred on the creative and engaging use of technology to support struggling students.
Carol Allen’s work centres on easy to replicate practice which is fun, achievable and will improve educational outcomes. Carol has provided workshops and keynote presentations in Denmark, Geneva, ATIA Florida, Riyadh, BETT, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Australia.
Carol Allen’s 2019 Australian Tour Dates and Locations
|Perth||Monday, August 26th||www.dsf.net.au for details|
|Melbourne||Thursday August 29th||www.speldvic.org.au for details|
|Adelaide||Saturday, August 31st||www.speld-sa.org.au for details|
|Brisbane||Tuesday, September 3rd||www.speld.org.au for details|
|Sydney||Friday, September 6th||www.speldnsw.org.au for details|
Carol Allen will also run workshops for parents. Please check your local SPELD’s calendar for details.
AUSPELD was a proud supporter of the DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference which took place in April this year. The filmed keynote presentations from the conference are now available to interested parties for a limited period. Online access is ideal for people who were unable to attend the conference in person as well as for delegates seeking to review these incredible presentations. The films may also be viewed with colleagues at staff or team meetings.
The cost to access these high quality and informative films for a six month period is:
For more information please visit the DSF 2019 Conference Keynotes page
LETRS is a research-based professional development that leads to more effective instruction and improved student outcomes. The course is now available in Australia as a two-year course of study incorporating online coursework, in-person workshops, accompanying print resources and online support.
LETRS courses commence on the following dates:
|Queensland||Thursday 11th July|
|New South Wales||Saturday 13th July|
|Victoria||Monday 15th July|
Courses in South Australia and Western Australia are already in progress and new dates will be released soon.
Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention
Renowned reading researcher, psychologist and author, David A. Kilpatrick, will present a series of presentations around Australia in August, 2019.
The presentations will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding word-level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention.
More information is available on the Learning Difficulties Australia website.
The second DSF Language, Literacy and Learning Conference was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday April 4th to Saturday April 6th, 2019. More than 850 delegates and 90 speakers from WA, interstate and around the world contributed to this incredible event. The response from delegates, speakers and exhibitors has been overwhelmingly positive. One-half of attendees scored the conference 10 out of 10! – with the conference receiving an overall ranking of 9.1/10 from the delegates surveyed.
The conference was preceded by a full-day of masterclasses, parent workshops and technology sessions for those keen to access additional training from a number of DSF’s visiting experts. Across the six keynote addresses and 65 breakout sessions, workshops and symposia, the conference provided valuable information, insights and networking opportunities for teachers, principals, school psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.
The outstanding keynote sessions presented by Professor Stanislas Dehaene, Professor Simon E. Fisher, Professor Daniel Ansari, Professor Kathy Rastle, Dr Yana Weinstein-Jones and Mr Tom Bennett were very well received. We are grateful to the keynote speakers for sharing their expertise.
AUSPELD is a proud supporter of the Language, Literacy & Learning Conference and would like to thank the Ian Potter Foundation, the Perth Convention Bureau, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and all other Conference sponsors for joining us in supporting this exceptional event.
We are looking forward to the next conference in 2021.
To receive notifications about the latest conference news, please register your email via the conference website www.literacylanguageconf.com.
The biennial Literacy, Language and Learning Conference is set to take place from the 4-6th of April, 2019.
The conference provides a unique opportunity for educators and practitioners to hear about current research and evidence-based approaches to teaching and intervention in the field of language and literacy acquisition. DSF, with the support of AUSPELD, has put together an incredible line-up of keynote speakers who will share their expert knowledge in the areas of reading acquisition, oral and written language development, numeracy skills, effective learning strategies and behaviour management.
The Conference will also provide delegates with a choice of more than 60 breakout sessions over three-days. The variety of topics covered by session speakers will ensure that this is an incredibly valuable and informative event for teachers, educational psychologists, speech pathologists and other allied professionals.
Visit the conference website to register today!
A ‘Call for Papers’ is currently open to people who are interested in speaking at the Conference. Expressions of Interest from potential session speakers will be accepted until the 14th of September and full abstracts will need to be submitted by the 28th of October. Please download the Call for Papers flyer for further information about applying to become a session speaker at the 2019 Literacy, Language and Learning Conference.
We look forward to seeing you there!
All students struggling with literacy should be supported appropriately with both evidence-based intervention as well as effective accommodations. Accommodations ensure that students have access to the curriculum and can participate in the classroom. Carol Allen has exceptional knowledge in the area of ICT and its effective use to support students experiencing literacy difficulties. She will be sharing this knowledge in a series of interactive and valuable workshops across Australia in August.
Please contact your state SPELD for more information via the website links provided below.
Workshop for Parents – Tuesday August 7. For more information, go to https://dsf.net.au/Professional-Learning/carol-allen-parent-workshop/
Workshop for Teachers – Wednesday August 8. For more information, go to https://dsf.net.au/Professional-Learning/carol-allen-full-day-teacher-workshop/
Workshop for Teachers – Friday August 10. For more information, go to https://www.speld.org.au/view-event/creative-literacy-to-support-inclusion-for-those-136
Workshop for Teachers – Monday August 13. For more information, go to https://speldnsw.org.au/news/creative-literacy-teacher-workshop-with-carol-allen/
Workshop for Parents – Wednesday August 15. For more information, go to https://speld.secure.force.com/apex/EventDetails?Id=a170I00000XicMlQAJ
Workshop for Teachers – Thursday August 16. For more information, go to https://speld.secure.force.com/apex/EventDetails?Id=a170I00000XiccKQAR
Workshop for Teachers – Saturday August 18. For more information, go to http://www.speld-sa.org.au/workshops/term-3-2018.html