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.

 WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED: 

MELBOURNE September 12th, 13th, 14th 2018  SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS!

" Developing Phonics and Word Knowledge Using SPELL SIGNS"

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WHEN:   Sept 12th OR  Sept 14th  2018,   9.30am – 3.30 pm

WHERE:  University of Melbourne (Hawthorn Campus) 442 Auburn Rd. Hawthorn, Victoria.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, speech pathologists, inclusion support assistants

COSTS:   EARLY BIRD:  $220 Register and pay by Aug 3rd 2018   

                REGULAR:   $250 Register by Sept 7th 2018

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith Speech Pathologist and author of SPELL SIGNS

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVES THE FOLLOWING: 

The Spell Signs resource (RRP $85)  (if you already have the SPELL SIGNS resource, email and organise to receive another resource in its place). 

A Spell Signs workbook

A downloadable certificate 

(*This workshop can be used for 5 hours of Teacher Accreditation /PD hours (APST)   and 5 points under  Code W/S for speech pathologists partaking in Professional Self-Regulation).

ABOUT THE TRAINING:    BECOME FLUENT IN THE USE OF SPELL SIGNS!

SPELL SIGNS is a set of gestures and written markings used in the teaching of reading and writing (specifically Word Study and Phonics). SPELL SIGNS can be used alone or work in well with any literacy program.  The system promotes a student’s grasp of phonics, promotes word exploration and also increases the understanding of the concepts used in literacy teaching (digraph, rime, long/short vowel, blend and so on). The system is particularly beneficial for students at risk of reading or spelling difficulties and for those with language delays. SPELL SIGNS make the language of literacy VISUAL.

A great aside to learning SPELL SIGNS is that teachers and speech pathologists report an increase in their own understanding of phonics, phonological awareness, orthography and morphology. This is so important! Research tells us that explicit decoding instruction is only effective when the teacher’s knowledge in such areas is well developed.  (Piasta, Connor, Fishman and Morrison 2009).

LUNCH AND MORNING TEA IS PROVIDED.   

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1)  use all of the 20 Spell Signs gestures in teaching and for feedback

2) use the Spell Signs written templates, flashcards and wordlists

3) “mark up” written words for teaching and for student feedback

4) explain three common spelling conventions using Spell Signs gestures and symbols

5) share the knowledge of Spell Signs with colleagues

Register below and pay via Credit Card or PayPal. A Tax Invoice will be sent to you after checkout.

Schools may register by emailing or faxing a purchase order. (See Page 2 of flyer above for registration form).

Fax:  03 90184460 

Email:  lucia@pelicantalk.com 

NUMBERS LIMITED TO 25. 

Please note that all of our workshops can be run for specific schools or clusters on request. 

" Developing Vocabulary and Sentence Building

Using ALIEN TALK"

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WHEN:   Sept 13th  2018,   9.30am – 3.30 pm

WHERE:  University of Melbourne (Hawthorn Campus) 442 Auburn Rd. Hawthorn, Victoria.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Teachers, speech pathologists, inclusion support assistants

COSTS:   EARLY BIRD:  $220 Register and pay by Aug 3rd 2018   

                REGULAR:   $250 Register by Sept 7th 2018

PRESENTER: Lucia Smith Speech Pathologist and author of ALIEN TALK 

EACH PARTICIPANT RECEIVES THE FOLLOWING: 

The Alien Talk resource (RRP $95) 

* If you already have the ALIEN TALK resource, email and organise to receive another resource in its place. 

A downloadable certificate 

*This workshop can be used for 5 hours of Teacher Accreditation /PD hours (APST)   and 5 points under  Code W/S for speech pathologists partaking in Professional Self-Regulation.

ABOUT THE TRAINING: 

ALIEN TALK is fun and versatile program used in many schools around Australia. It can be used in its entirety or its plentiful resources can be used to complement other vocabulary and sentence-building programs.

Alien Talk is loved by many speech pathologists who run Alien Talk in individual sessions and groups.

Alien Talk explicitly targets each element of a simple sentence – the subject, verb, object, adjectives, adverb, adverbs of place and adverbs of time. It then brings them all together to make rich, grammatically correct and meaningful sentences. It includes components of vocabulary enrichment, grammar exploration (past, present and future tense) and spelling (the learning of suffixes that relate to each sentence part).

Alien Talk is used as an oral program in Foundation but in later years, the program incorporates reading and writing tasks.  

LUNCH AND MORNING TEA IS PROVIDED.   

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1) recognise each alien’s function and demonstrate the cues for each

2) introduce and study each alien using  motivating tasks appropriate for each student’s level of functioning

3) recognise the possible levels of breakdown in sentence formation and overcome these

4) plan  Alien Talk lessons/sessions  and decide when to progress to the next stage of the program

5) incorporate the use of Alien Talk cues  into other oral language , reading and writing tasks that arise throughout the day

6) utilise best practice teaching methods for vocabulary growth


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