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Effective Classroom Practices: Literacy for All

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Literacy Guarantee statewide conference - effective classroom practices: literacy for all

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Educational leaders and teachers from Department for Education, Catholic Education SA and Association of Independent Schools of SA are invited to attend the next Literacy Guarantee Conference which will feature a range of leading experts in literacy to support leaders and teachers more effectively meet the needs of all students. Keynote speaker, Anne Bayetto, will present a whole school approach to spelling, and a range of workshop topics will be available from phonological awareness to understanding and catering for dyslexia.(Morning tea and lunch provided.)

A PDF version of the program is available at: https://tinyurl.com/y28tkuhr

Keynote Address: Anne Bayetto

A whole school approach to supporting students with spelling with a focus on students with learning difficulties

This keynote will look at the latest research on teaching spelling for all students, and its implications for practice. It will focus on effective evidence based practices for quality Wave 1 differentiated teaching across year levels, with a specific focus on classroom pedagogy that caters for students with learning difficulties.

Anne is a researcher and teacher with the Flinders University, College of Education. Her work focuses on developing whole school approaches to literacy improvement with a focus on reading. In addition to her research work, Anne offers training and development to schools and preschools, as well as teaching graduate and post-graduate courses.

Morning Breakout Sessions

1. Explicit Direct Instruction to maximise student growth (Saint David’s Parish School)

“Students learn best from a skilfully executed lesson.” (Hollingsworth, 2018). This is the message that drove the decision behind the Explicit Direct Instruction model now implemented across St David’s school.

Participants in this workshop will explore the use of Explicit Direct Instruction throughout the school to provide every student with explicit phonics and literacy instruction. You will explore the research that underpins this approach to teaching and learning and watch teachers and students operating in this space.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

2. Building foundations for stronger readers (Elizabeth East Primary School)

This session explores how Elizabeth East Primary School are using the Big Six of reading to develop consistent approaches across the site in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness and phonics.

The school uses Read Write Inc. Phonics, Read Write Inc. Fresh Start, Heggerty Phonemic Awareness, Kilpatrick- Equipped for Reading Success, Sound Waves, Improving Morphemic Awareness Using Base Words & Affixes and Improving Morphemic Awareness combined with ongoing targeted professional learning to support teacher knowledge and understanding.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

3. The importance of fidelity, sequence and system in teaching synthetic phonics (SPELD SA)

What sets one synthetic phonics program apart from another? What do schools need to look for when choosing and delivering their synthetic phonics programs? What are some of the most common errors schools are making in delivery of synthetic phonics teaching?

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

4. Making language of the curriculum accessible… a key to secondary learning success (Christies Beach High School)

In 2018 Christies Beach High School engaged with the Learning Improvement Division’s Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) project. This marked the start of our professional learning focus to identify, understand and address the impact of DLD on learning and engagement for our students. Evidence from screening identified up to two thirds of students showed signs of DLD, so we responded with an innovative approach of resourcing a fulltime speech pathologist position for 2019. The intent was to work with teachers to examine, reflect and challenge their pedagogy and to embed strategies to make the curriculum accessible for all students. This presentation describes the learning, challenges and collaboration between the leadership team, teachers and speech pathologists to support all students in language development. The inspiration gained from the program was the impact speech pathology methods can have in supporting secondary school students to access the language of learning across all year levels and learning areas. The positive impact on pedagogical practice and learning design is a story we are excited to share.

Target Audience: Secondary

5. Modified Phonics Screening Check training

Note: This workshop is 3 hours, with Part A and Part B over 2 sessions.

Part 1 - This workshop covers the core elements of the Phonics Screening Check training including:

• how to administer the check

• phonics and the Big 6 of Reading

• evidence behind systematic synthetic phonics and decodable readers

• analysis of the check results as formative assessment

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

6. Build an understanding of learning difficulties and dyslexia - a specific learning difficulty

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of:

  • the range of learning difficulties teachers may encounter in the classroom including dyslexia
  • how to identify students with learning difficulties and dyslexia

Participants will then explore a range of classroom practices that will support students with learning difficulties to fully engage with and access the curriculum.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

7. Oral language is more than morning talk

Oral language and literacy competence are major influences on children’s developmental pathways and life success. The ability to use language effectively impacts on children’s learning, their social behaviour in and out of the classroom, and their ability to develop literacy and numeracy skills. (Snow 2017)

This workshop will enable participants to deepen their understanding of:

• the key elements of oral language in a classroom setting

• strategies to explicitly teach these oral language elements

• pedagogy to create a safe respectful talking (oral language) environment

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

8. Multilingual and translanguaging pedagogies: engaging strategies for EALD learners across the curriculum(Dr Mei French)

Multilingual and translanguaging pedagogies are gaining attention as effective and engaging strategies for EALD learners across the curriculum. In this workshop, Mei will give a theoretical background to multilingual pedagogies. She will discuss multilingual adaptations to the EALD Teaching-Learning Cycle, and present examples of multilingual tasks used with EALD students, with connections to Australian curriculum and SACE. Participants will be supported to adapt and develop tasks to suit their own contexts. The resources in this workshop are directly relevant to secondary EALD teachers and can be adapted for primary classrooms.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

9. Understanding phonological awareness for classroom practice

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of phonological awareness, its place in the reading process and the individual skills of phonological awareness. Participants will explore a range of strategies that develop phonological awareness skills in all learners and explore the range of diagnostic tools and how they can be used to direct teaching.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

10. Working memory & cognitive load theory: what teachers need to know

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of working memory and the research which underpins it. They will explore cognitive load theory and unpack its implications for learning design and classroom instruction. Participants will explore a range of strategies that will support all learners to be successful learners.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

11. Learning systematic synthetic phonics for word recognition

In order for students to become proficient at recognising print, they require instruction in the alphabetic code (phonics) in a systematic and explicit way. The ultimate goal of this strategy is to ensure that readers recognise words instantly so that they can focus on the meaning of texts. This workshop will explore the development of word recognition using evidence based frameworks and see how this information can help inform practice.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

12. Our Read, Write, Inc. Story (Dernancourt School R-7)

Dernancourt School R-7 is in the first 6 months of implementing the Read, Write Inc. program. Hear how and why Read, Write Inc. was chosen for our site and the story from decision making to training to full implementation across R-2. Participants will explore our successes, struggles and the impacts on our student data.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

13. Purpose and effective use of decodables

This workshop will cover the purpose and effective use of decodables in junior primary and beyond, supporting beginning readers.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

14. Inclusive strategies that support all secondary students to access teachers’ written instructions

This workshop will enable participants to:• identify barriers that impact on students’ ability to read and understand task instructions• explore and practice Wave 1 strategies (language modification techniques) that improve all students’ access to written instructions• return to the classroom with a range of practical resources and assessment task examples.

Target Audience: Secondary

15. Explicit teaching of vocabulary in middle and senior school

Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of vocabulary for success in reading and academic achievement across all learning areas. We will examine direct vocabulary instruction as a Wave 1 strategy to improve student efficacy in accessing the curriculum. Participants will explore and practice a range of activities to differentiate teaching of key vocabulary.

Target Audience:Primary/Secondary

16. Modified Phonics Screening Check training (cont)

Part 2 - This workshop continues from the morning session to cover the core elements of the Phonics Screening Check training including:• how to administer the check• phonics and the Big 6 of Reading• evidence behind systematic synthetic phonics and decodable readers• analysis of the check results as formative assessment

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

17. Catching them before they fall – strategies for supporting students with dyslexia in R-12

This workshop uses a case study approach to address learning difficulties and dyslexia. The presentation will cover key strategies across R-12 to meet the needs of all learners and particularly those with learning difficulties. This workshop can either be attended as a follow on from session 6 or as a stand alone workshop.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

18. Speech, language and communication needs - face-to-face component followed by self-paced study

Online training module (for Department for Education Employees only)

This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with learners with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) to support inclusive practice. It moves through developing participants understanding of Speech and language difficulties, through how to assess and then into the practical interventions to support these students.

This is part one of a 3-part online training course which blends online learning with face to face sessions. Participants will be required to attend 2 additional sessions either at SERU or via a webinar.https://aus.oltinternational.net/information/south-australia at a negotiated time.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary/Secondary

19. Phonics, spelling and vocabulary for middle/ upper primary

Stuck for ideas to support spelling and vocabulary in the primary years? Tired of spelling lists?

In this workshop, we will look at practical activities to support spelling and vocabulary development. These activities can be used with the whole class and differentiated to suit the needs of all learners.

We will look at spelling and vocabulary in the Australian Curriculum and provide activities to target phonics, spelling, morphology and word etymology.

Target Audience: Primary

20. My journey into synthetic phonics with a scientific perspective (Reynella South PS)

This presentation shares a journey about how to develop knowledge of synthetic phonics through building a culture of continuous inquiry.

Target Audience: Early Years/Primary

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