Training and Professional Development

Lucia Smith from Pelican Talk runs training in a variety of topics.  She also runs training previously run by Love and Reilly.

Participants in Lucia's sessions receive easy-to-follow information that can be easily put into practice. Most sessions come with loads of free resources.

An underlying theme in Lucia's training is to have participants experience what it is like to have a speech, language or literacy difficulty.  Only in truly understanding our children, can we know what will assist them in their learning.

THREE WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED -  SEPTEMBER 14th  and 15th  - MELBOURNE   - SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS.

Workshop 1: 

LITERACY VITALS - 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN TEACHING LITERACY

*Phonological Awareness *Phonics *Letter-Sound Links *Morphological Awareness* Orthography * High frequency words* Dyslexia* Vocabulary * Fluency 

MELBOURNE - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th 2017  9.30 - 3.30 pm.

THE TRAINING COVERS:

  • Evidence-based methods for teaching literacy
  • Creating a strong foundation for literacy learning – VITALS in the first year of school
  • Year 2 and beyond – VITALS when moving on from the basics
  • The building blocks of reading and spelling – phonological awareness, phonics, letter-sound links (the alphabetic principle), morphology, orthography. Making sure all teachers are familiar with each area and why they are VITAL!
  • Oral Language, Explicit Vocabulary Instruction, Reading Comprehension
  • Developing Fluency 
  • Common difficulties that students encounter, recognising areas of difficulty, planning intervention
  • Early identification of “dyslexia”, what dyslexia IS, what dyslexia IS NOT!  How to help.
  • The Victorian Curriculum, the Australian Curriculum and how Spell Signs works in with the Learning Goals and Achievement Standards
  • Learn to use the SPELL SIGNS system (This system can work in with any phonics program or in isolation and assists in learning about the building blocks of reading and spelling including phonological awareness, phonics, morphology, orthography).

LUNCH AND MORNING TEA IS PROVIDED.   

ALSO INCLUDED:  WORKSHOP NOTES, A CERTIFICATE and THE SPELL SIGNS RESOURCE

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith Speech Pathologist and author of Spell Signs and The Speech Sound Set. 

REGISTER: Registrations are only accepted via the online store. Credit card or PayPal can be used and a Tax Invoice will be sent to you after checkout.

EARLY BIRD : $220 Register and pay by July 28th 2017.      

REGULAR:     $250 Register by September4th 2017.                            

  • Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details.

Workshop 2

BE A SUPER LANGUAGE SUPPORT

Small changes can make a big difference! 

MELBOURNE - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 th  2017  9am - midday

CHOOSE TO COMBINE WITH THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP  ("SOCIAL SKILLS MADE SORT OF SIMPLE")  AND SAVE ( SEE OPTIONS AT CHECKOUT). 

WHEN: Friday  September 15th 2017  9.00am  - midday   

PRICE:   $110(inc GST)  - Early Bird    $130 (inc GST) - Full Price

WHERE: Hawthorn Campus of Melbourne University (The Conference Room).  442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

WHAT'S INCLUDED: Loads of language resources on a USB flashdrive, a certificate on completion, follow-up support via email

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, principals, aides, tutors, speech pathologists, psychologists, parents.

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith, Speech Pathologist

WE COVER:

*How is language linked to the learning demands of school?

*What types of language impairments are there?  How do they feel?  What impact they have on a student’s life both now and in the future?

*How to recognise a language impairment.

*How language affects behaviour, learning and social interaction.

*General strategies to make language more accessible to all students.

*Writing a language profile for a student and planning specific ways to assist.

*Language impairments that have affect literacy.  What is dyslexia?

*Implementing strategies across the whole school (and at home).

  • For those who have three or more staff attending from one school or service, please email to discuss a discount.
  • Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details. 

Workshop 3

SOCIAL SKILLS MADE (SORT OF) SIMPLE

You receive SOCIAL SAM free!*

*If you already own Social Sam, you may receive an alternative free resource. 

MELBOURNE - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th  2017 1pm - 4 pm 

CHOOSE TO COMBINE WITH THE MORNING WORKSHOP  ("BE A SUPER LANGUAGE SUPPORT")  AND SAVE ( SEE OPTIONS AT CHECKOUT). 


WHEN: Friday  September 15th 2017   1pm - 4pm       

PRICE:   $110(inc GST)  - Early Bird    $130 (inc GST) - Full Price

WHERE: Hawthorn Campus of Melbourne University (The Conference Room).  442 Auburn Road, Hawthorn

WHAT'S INCLUDED: You receive the SOCIAL SAM program free (on a USB flashdrive),  a certificate on completion, follow-up support via email

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, principals, aides, tutors, speech pathologists, psychologists, parents.

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith, Speech Pathologist

WE COVER:

*Assessing a student’s social strengths and challenges

*Writing a “social skills”profile for a student and planning specific ways to assist.

*Theory of Mind and why it is so important

*Programs and activities to promote social understanding and friendships

*Whole-class, small group , individualised programming

*Using Social Sam

*Using technology

* Exploring “social language”

*Implementing strategies across the whole school (and at home).

For those who have four or more staff attending from one school or service, please email to discuss a discount.

Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or cluster as staff-training days. Email here for more details. 

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