• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Struggling Older Readers

PL # 12038.
Starting on 29 Mar 2019
Cancellation permitted until 26/03/2019
PricingNormal
For Members$150
For Catholic Members$180
For Non-Members$220
Registration Close Date 26/03/2019
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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 are 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

More Information

Presenters

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.

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.

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Date / Time

29/03/2019
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

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards