General Description

Many teachers (primary and secondary) received little instruction in the teaching of spelling in their teacher training. Some received minimum spelling instruction in their own primary and secondary education. Consequently, they are not best equipped to teach students the skills they need to improve their spelling in daily writing or to perform optimally in the Language Conventions section of NAPLAN.

This course equips teachers with the understanding they need to have of the spelling process and the components of spelling. It provides strategies for identifying spelling needs and responding to these. That response includes the teaching of phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondences and the rules that govern them, word study (incorporating grammar, semantic knowledge, morphology, etymology). It also includes the teaching of memory and proofreading skills. One of the greatest challenges for teachers is differentiating instruction to cater for a wide range of needs.

One of the greatest challenges for teachers is differentiating instruction to cater for a wide range of needs. The course suggests ways of differentiating content, process and product, with specific activities and programs described in detail.

This is a very practical course, with teachers asked to undertake a range of activities that give them practice in using important instructional skills.

Audience

This course is designed for any teacher, primary or secondary, who wants to develop the skills and understandings needed to improve the spelling performance of a student.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn: Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities: Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

2.1.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area: Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities,

2.3.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Curriculum, assessment and reporting: Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements,

3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals: Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students,

3.2.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs: Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Improving daily spelling and NAPLAN results” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Module 2 - Verbal Communication Skills

    • Introduction

    • Observing Verbal Communication

    • Observing Verbal Communication Worksheet

    • Verbal Communication Techniques

    • Activities - Verbal Communication Techniques

    • Reflection Activities

  • 3

    Module 3 - Non Verbal Communication Skills

    • Introduction

    • Observing Non-Verbal Communication

    • Observing Non-Verbal Communication Worksheet

    • Techniques for Non-Verbal Communication

    • Activities - Techniques for Non Verbal Communication

    • Reflection Task

  • 4

    Module 4 - Speech Writing

    • Introduction to Writing Presentations

    • Examples of Presentations

    • Examples of Presentations Worksheet

    • Techniques to Make a Powerful Speech

    • Activities - Techniques to make a Powerful Speech

    • Reflection Activities

    • Reflection Task

  • 5

    Module 5 - Presentation Skills and Presenting Aids

    • Introduction to Presentation Skills and Presentation Aids

    • Presenting Skills

    • Presentation Aids

    • Reflection Task

  • 6

    Module 6 - Presenting to Camera

    • Introduction to Presenting to Camera

    • Presenting to Camera

    • Activities - Presenting to Camera

    • Reflection Task

  • 7

    Module 7 - Conclusion

    • Conclusion - Smashing Presentations

  • 8

    Course Completion

    • Course Feedback

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