Date(s) - 03/07/2017 - 06/07/2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registrations & Pricing
Registrations can be completed using the form below. Discounted registration fees are often available for DSF members. Please log in if you have an existing account on the DSF website.
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Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing.
This four day intensive course offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit; all of which are strongly recommended for teaching children to read and spell. It places emphasis on providing practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the skills and conceptual understanding that students need to assimilate. Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all year levels who have fallen behind in their reading and spelling from Year 3 onwards.
Presenters: Margie Backhouse
Margie is both a primary teacher with 26 years’ experience and a fully registered Sounds~Write trainer. She has specialised in learning difficulties and literacy and held a number of senior positions in this area. Margie has worked at DSF for four years and since 2013 has been running Sounds~Write training both on-site at DSF and off-site at schools. She has taught Sounds~Write in a whole class teaching situation, in small groups and to individual students, including via an online classroom. Margie’s view is that Sounds~Write results in better teaching.
Lisa has a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology, as well as a Dip. Ed. Before joining DSF Lisa worked for the WA Department of Education and managed a team of Psychologists, Teachers and Education Assistants who supported and planned for students with complex educational needs. This included mentoring teachers and providing consultations for whole school and classroom planning. Lisa has been utilising synthetic phonic programs remedially for over seven years, and uses Sounds~Write with the students she tutors. She has seen the positive impact of the program on struggling students.
RegistrationPlease ensure you have read and understand our cancellation policy before completing the form below. If you have any food intolerances or food allergies please be aware that whilst we make every effort to make our caterers aware of your needs we cannot guarantee that your meal has been created in a 100% allergen free environment. DSF will not be liable for adverse reactions to food consumed on our premises.
Bookings are now closed. Contact DSF on (08) 9217 2500 or via email to see if you are able to register.