• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Decoding Strategy Instruction

PL # 12036.
Starting on 26 Mar 2019
Cancellation permitted until 21/03/2019
PricingNormal
For Members$125
For Catholic Members$155
For Non-Members$195
Registration Close Date 21/03/2019
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Registrations open to

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members

Description

This course focuses on teaching decoding through the GUIDED READING component of your reading program. It provides an efficient routine that gets results.

This workshop provides participants with:

-A 5-bits routine that provides a simple instructional guide to teach decoding, and prepares students to transfer to more complex comprehension skills.
- an understanding of how learners begin to read and progress towards competent decoding
- an explicit, transferrable routine for instruction, that empowers students and simplifies the work of teachers
- skills for keen observation and data collection to determine explicit teaching targeted at student needs
- a clear learning pathway for the teaching of reading and a transition from decoding to comprehending.

Set students up for success through embedding mental strategies for decoding text. Students internalise strong, transferrable strategies to decode text across contexts through supported meaning and scaffolded word attack skills.


The day will begin with getting the Decoding Strategy Instruction routine right, The afternoon will focus on data collection that informs explicit teaching.

Resources:
12 months of online tutorials valued at $99 NZ.
Twelve months of small step, at-your-own pace learning with tutorials, video modelling and supporting resources.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Principals, Literacy Leaders, Kindergarten to Year Two Teachers, Primary Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants

 

More Information

Presenters

Kerry Handley (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Kerry Handley is a Literacy Consultant with many years of experience. She has worked in the WA education system as a classroom teacher, K-7 district coordinator and a consultant. Before joining AISWA, in 2012, Kerry was part of the team that reconceptualised and wrote the First Steps 2nd Edition resource and associated professional development. In this role she presented to educators around the world and spent four years living in the USA. She is one of the presenters of the Sharp Reading program and has a particular interest in assisting teachers in remote aboriginal schools.

Kerry has a Masters of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies and a Diploma of Teaching. She is passionate about helping improve literacy outcomes for all students.

Jill Buckrell (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Jill Buckrell is a Literacy Consultant with previous experience as a teacher and school leader in both urban and remote schools. She has a strong commitment to improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students and has been involved in several major Indigenous Education initiatives in the past as a school principal in remote WA and the Northern Territory. Jill began work at AISWA as a literacy consultant in 2012 and is involved in a number of key professional learning initiatives including: Big Six, Hot Readers and Data Conversations to Target Instruction (literacy). She is also an accredited Sharp Reading presenter and manages the implementation of this program in Western Australia. Jill co-organises the annual Broome Conference for remote Aboriginal schools. Jill’s particular interest lies in the research, development and application of quality literacy strategies and opportunities for students who underachieve in literacy.

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Date / Time

26/03/2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

Address

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards