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Syntax for Success with Dawn Grant-Skiba

In this webinar, Dawn Grant-Skiba will explore why syntax - the arrangement of words and phrases - matters in...
In this webinar, Dawn Grant-Skiba will explore why syntax - the arrangement of words and phrases - matters in high school. She will discuss practical ways of embedding theory into your teaching, such as how to identify issues with...
In this webinar, Dawn Grant-Skiba will explore why syntax - the arrangement of words and phrases - matters in high school. She will discuss practical ways of embedding theory into your teaching, such as how to identify issues with syntax in your students' work and give useful feedback, ways to inspire students to use the strategies, and what areas are most useful for focusing on in high school.
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RTI – Assessments for screening and monitoring literacy and numeracy

This 105 min session will cover assessments for screening and monitoring literacy and numeracy, the development and use of...
This 105 min session will cover assessments for screening and monitoring literacy and numeracy, the development and use of the WARs (Dr Robyn Wheldall and Dr Nicola Bell), Numeracy and Mathematics using the RTI Model (Dr Siobhan Merlo) Universal...
This 105 min session will cover assessments for screening and monitoring literacy and numeracy, the development and use of the WARs (Dr Robyn Wheldall and Dr Nicola Bell), Numeracy and Mathematics using the RTI Model (Dr Siobhan Merlo) Universal Screening with Dibels and setting SMART targets for students with learning difficulties (Julie Scali).
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RTI – Unlocking Effective Implementation by Katrina Stocker

In this 45 min session, Katrina Stocker discusses effective implementation of Response to Intervention and provides her insights and...
In this 45 min session, Katrina Stocker discusses effective implementation of Response to Intervention and provides her insights and strategies from a school’s perspective.
In this 45 min session, Katrina Stocker discusses effective implementation of Response to Intervention and provides her insights and strategies from a school’s perspective.
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Best Practice using an RTI (Response to Intervention) Framework

This course is split over 7 sessions of between 45 mins and 105 mins in length.Our keynote speaker, Dr...
This course is split over 7 sessions of between 45 mins and 105 mins in length.Our keynote speaker, Dr Anita Archer, will discuss explicit instruction in her presentation ‘The Magic is in the Instruction’.Julie Scali will present on the...
This course is split over 7 sessions of between 45 mins and 105 mins in length.Our keynote speaker, Dr Anita Archer, will discuss explicit instruction in her presentation ‘The Magic is in the Instruction’.Julie Scali will present on the Fundamentals of Response to Intervention.Karina Stocker will provide examples of how a school in Melbourne has successfully used MTSS models.Julie Sonnemann will present on ‘What the research says: How to embed small group tuition in schools?’Screening assessments and setting targets will be discussed with Dr Robyn Wheldall, Dr Nicola Bell, Dr Siobhan Merlo and Julie Scali).Emeritus Professor Louise Spear-Swerling will present on Identifying common types of reading difficulties.Alison Madelaine will present on designing Tier 3 interventions.
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Text Analysis & Essay writing with Jenny Baker

This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will...
This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will also showcase successful essay writing strategies that students can employ to organise their ideas and develop a written argument that...
This session by Jenny Baker will provide participants with a framework for analysing written and visual texts. It will also showcase successful essay writing strategies that students can employ to organise their ideas and develop a written argument that unpacks how quotations support techniques, how techniques develop themes and how themes position readers.By the end of the webinar, participants will be informed about: Text analysis Identification of themes / values / attitudes / representations etc Techniques used for analysis (plot, language, characterisation, point of view & setting) Structure of the essay (general paragraph structure as well as sentence structure) Vocabulary for writing a successful essayParticipants will have the opportunity to analyse a text and work towards writing an exemplary essay toillustrate the processes of text analysis and essay writing.
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Literary Fiction Writing for Secondary School Students with Jenny Baker

This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students the...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school aged students across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students the formulas for writing these text types.Introduction (LAM) Lead in Answer the question Provide a MenuBody Paragraphs (TEXR) Topic sentence Explanation Example Round offConclusion (AML) Answer the question, Provide a Menu, Lead out Participants will also be introduced to the microstructures of each written genre.Within the two expository genres, the focus will be on a variety of language devices used to deliver imagery, power, specificity, emphasis, emotion and persuasion with the inclusion of: repetition word choice rhetorical questions call to action point of view figurative language personification alliteration
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Persuasive and Interpretive Text Construction

This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school agedstudents across two expository genres...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school agedstudents across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students theformulas for...
This session will focus on enhancing the development of written language in high school agedstudents across two expository genres – persuasive and interpretative.Participants will learn about the macrostructure of different text types, so they can teach students theformulas for writing these text types.Introduction (LAM) Lead in Answer the question Provide a MenuBody Paragraphs (TEXR) Topic sentence Explanation Example Round offConclusion (AML) Answer the question, Provide a Menu, Lead out Participants will also be introduced to the microstructures of each written genre.Within the two expository genres, the focus will be on a variety of language devices used to deliverimagery, power, specificity, emphasis, emotion and persuasion with the inclusion of: repetition word choice rhetorical questions call to action point of view figurative language personification alliteration
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From Observation to Referral: Navigating Dyslexia Assessments with Confidence

Stewart D'Silva is a Registered Psychologist. In this session, he empowers participants with the knowledge and confidence to navigate...
Stewart D'Silva is a Registered Psychologist. In this session, he empowers participants with the knowledge and confidence to navigate dyslexia assessment seamlessly. In this engaging presentation, Stewart sheds light on the essential steps that precede a referral to a...
Stewart D'Silva is a Registered Psychologist. In this session, he empowers participants with the knowledge and confidence to navigate dyslexia assessment seamlessly. In this engaging presentation, Stewart sheds light on the essential steps that precede a referral to a psychologist. These steps ensure that the necessary evidence is gathered through careful observation and screening assessments, all within the framework of Response to Intervention (RTI). His insights also address the crucial questions educators should consider before initiating a diagnostic assessment.
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Setting SMART Targets for Students with Learning Difficulties

This session by Julie Scali will cover the following areas:- Why set targets for students with learning difficulties?- What...
This session by Julie Scali will cover the following areas:- Why set targets for students with learning difficulties?- What are the requirements for students with learning difficulties?- What do we mean by SMART targets?- How do we write SMART...
This session by Julie Scali will cover the following areas:- Why set targets for students with learning difficulties?- What are the requirements for students with learning difficulties?- What do we mean by SMART targets?- How do we write SMART targets?- Examples of effective good and poor IEPs
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Handwriting for Secondary School Exams with Robyn Bartram

In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their...
In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their final exams. Participants will gain an understanding of: How handwriting speed and legibility as well as hand pain can impact student’s...
In this session Robyn focuses on the challenges faced by senior secondary school students in the lead-up to their final exams. Participants will gain an understanding of: How handwriting speed and legibility as well as hand pain can impact student’s participation and success at their final examinations. An overview of useful assessments for handwriting evaluation. The importance of timely support applications for students and the necessary parts of an application will be covered, including using and interpreting the results of assessments. Methods for using Telehealth to complete assessments. Definition and description of dysgraphia and the impact on senior secondary school students. Valid reasons for last-minute applications. Working with year 12 coordinators to achieve the best outcomes for students. A brief overview of the state and territory differences in applying for Special Provisions.
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Numeracy Language Promotion in Secondary Schools

This session by Erin Rollason will unfold the importance of language in numeracy, and how to promote numeracy knowledge...
This session by Erin Rollason will unfold the importance of language in numeracy, and how to promote numeracy knowledge and skills for secondary school students with learning difficulties. Areas that will be covered in this presentation are language in...
This session by Erin Rollason will unfold the importance of language in numeracy, and how to promote numeracy knowledge and skills for secondary school students with learning difficulties. Areas that will be covered in this presentation are language in everyday numeracy, how to support numeracy language and understanding, at school and at home (i.e. morphology, strategies, executive functioning strategies- visual organisers, and the learning environment).
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