• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers

PL # 13509.
Starting on 12 Sep 2022
Cancellation permitted until 07 Sep 2022

Registration Close : 07 Sep 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Pricing Normal
For Members $150
For Catholic Members $180
For Non-Members $220
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Registrations open to :

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

Description

This course is specifically designed to assist teachers of students who have a reading age of 2 years + below their chronological age and haven't yet developed the decoding fluency they need to become confident readers. 

This workshop provides participants with:
• An 8-10 week intervention carefully designed to address the needs of readers who are stuck at around a reading age of seven.
• A process for transitioning students from the intervention back into classroom guided reading
Part One: Establishing the SevenPlus routine.
Part Two: Transitioning from intervention back into classroom guided reading.

Resources
SevenPlus Teacher’s manual with printable templates and detailed reference notes 
Storybytes and Infobytes formatted for the 10 week intervention program
12 months access to online video tutorials for ongoing learning and support  
Teacher Scripts to guide you when you are back in your classroom


Target Audience:   primary and lower secondary teachers, literacy support teachers, teacher assistants, literacy leaders

Presenters

Christopher Witt(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Christopher Witt<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 

Jill Buckrell(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Jill Buckrell<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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.

Terms & Conditions

 

AISWA Professional Learning – In Person Event 

  • Detailed In Person event T&Cs here. Below is an overview only.

In Person event conditions

  • Attendance records: Participants must sign-in on the day to confirm attendance. A member school can also view this data for their staff.
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  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy: Compliance with this policy for the use of AISWA’s on-site equipment, internet and website is required.
  • Payment Conditions: Price includes GST. Credit card payment only for Guests. Member schools will be invoiced post-event.
  • Cancellation: Cancellation is without charge if prior to Cancellation Permitted date. Cancellations via this website. Late cancellations or failure to attend will incur full cost. Refer any issues to the Event Organiser. If AISWA cancels a PL Event, attendees will be notified by email and any payment will be refunded.
  • Free event non-attendance: A fee of $25 may apply. See full T&Cs.

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Segments

Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers

Date / Time

12 Sep 2022
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2

Address

Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

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
PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards