NZ Webinar Series

SENCO, Teacher, Teacher Aide, Specialist Teacher + Dean Program Schedule

LSC / SENCO / RTLB / RTLit

  • Identifying students with learning difficulties and differences.
  • What it feels like to be a learner with difficulties in a mainstream class.
  • Screening assessment tools and analysis.
  • What is best practice in this field and what does the research say?
  • Learn about underpinning cognitive weaknesses and how to teach children who have them.
  • Differentiated teaching and supporting teachers to put it in to practice?
  • Practical strategies and classroom approaches
  • Hands on work with suitable resources.

Meet the needs of students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, those on the autistic spectrum, children with visual and auditory processing delays and ADHD.

This is a stand-alone series for all participants but is also the accompanying webinar series for the One-Year Online Professional Development Programme.

Cost $200.00 plus GST for all 4 webinars

SENCO Webinar:  9am -10.30 am

  1. The LSC/SENCO role, understanding at risk learners and underpinning cognitive  weaknesses.
  2. Screening assessments and analysis      
  3. Supporting Class teachers with differentiated teaching and accommodations
  4. Programmes and resources to meet at risk learner needs

Series 1 – Term 1 – 15 February, 22 February, 1 March, 8 March 

Series 2 – Term 2 – 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May

Series 3 – Term 3 – 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August

Teachers

  • How to identify students with learning difficulties and differences.
  • What it feels like to be a learner with difficulties in a mainstream class.
  • What is best practice in this field and what does the research say?
  • Learn about underpinning cognitive weaknesses and how to teach children who have them.
  • What is differentiated teaching and how do I put this into practice?
  • Practical strategies and classroom approaches.
  • Hands on work with suitable resources.
  • Meet the needs of students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, those on the autistic spectrum, children with visual and auditory processing delays and ADHD.

Suitable for primary and secondary teachers

This is a stand-alone webinar series for all participants but is also the accompanying webinar series for the Teacher One-Year Online Professional Development Programme.

Cost $200.00 plus GST for all 4 webinars

Teacher Webinar:  3.30 – 5.00 pm

  1. Understanding at risk learners, underpinning weaknesses and identifying learner types.
  2. Differentiated teaching, accommodations and strategies
  3. Screening assessments and analysis
  4. Programmes and resources

Series 1 – Term 1  -18 March, 25 March, 1 April, 8 April

 Series 2 – Term 2  – 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May

 Series 3  – Term 3 – 19 August, 26 August, 2 September 9 September

Teacher Aide Reading Series

This course is designed to train Teacher Aides and Literacy Assistants to raise student achievement not just for at risk students but for all learners.

  • Understanding at risk learners/underpinning weaknesses/philosophies of good practice

  • Supporting at risk readers – research and practice – tutor reading programme

  • Teaching comprehension with the key into resource.

Webinars are suitable for primary and secondary settings.

These are stand-alone day seminars for all Teacher Aide’s and Literacy Assistants but are also the accompanying seminars for the Teacher Aide One-Year Online Professional Development Programme.

Cost $200.00 plus GST for all 4 webinars

Teacher Aide Webinar: 1pm – 2.30pm

  1. Understanding at risk learners
  2. Supporting At risk Readers 1
  3. Supporting At Risk Readers 2
  4. Raising Achievement in Comprehension

Term 2 – Teacher Aide Reading Series 1 – 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May

Term 3 – Teacher Aide Reading Series 2 – 19 August, 26 August, 2 September, 9 September

Teacher Aide Writing Series

 for all 4 webinarsThis course is designed to train Teacher Aides and  support  staff to raise student achievement not just for at risk students but for all learners.

  • Understanding learning difficulties. 32 Characteristics of Learning Difficulties 
  • Understanding phonological weaknesses, phonological skills. Alpha to Omega programme  and spelling strategies which cater for those who learn differently.
  • Tutor writing programme – Supporting at risk writers

Webinars are suitable for primary and secondary settings.

These are stand-alone day seminars for all Teacher Aide’s and Literacy Assistants but are also the accompanying seminars for the Teacher Aide One-Year Online Professional Development Programme.

Cost $200.00 plus GST for all 4 webinars

Teacher Aide Webinar: 1pm – 2.30pm

  1. Understanding at risk learners and identification
  2. Phonological weaknesses and spelling
  3. Supporting At risk writers 1
  4. Supporting At Risk writers 2

Term 1 – Teacher aide Writing  Series 1 18 February, 25 February, 4 March, 11 March

Term 2 – Teacher Aide Writing Series 2 – 3 June, 10 June, 17 June, 24 June  

Term 4 – Teacher Aide Writing Series 3 – 21 October, 28 October. 4 November, 11 November

Teacher Aide Numeracy Series

This course is designed to train Teacher Aides and  support  staff to raise student achievement not just for at risk students but for all learners.

  • Why do students have difficulties with numeracy and maths
  • Numeracy assessment and meeting needs of at-risk learners.
  • Strategies and resources for underpinning cognitive weaknesses.
  • Implementing IEP’s and teacher instructions.

Webinars are suitable for primary and secondary settings.

These are stand-alone day seminars for all Teacher Aide’s and Literacy Assistants but are also the accompanying seminars for the Teacher Aide One-Year Online Professional Development Programme.

Cost $200.00 plus GST for all 4 webinars

Teacher Aide Webinar: 1pm – 2.30pm

  1. Maths and at risk learners 
  2. Numeracy assessment to identify student 
  3. Numeracy support strategies and activities
  4. More activities and accommodations to support students in all areas of learning 

Term 1 – Teacher aide Numeracy Series 1 – 18 March, 25 March , 1 April, 8 April 

Term 3 – Teacher Aide Numeracy Series 2 – 22 July, 29 July, 5 August, 12 August

Term 4 – Teacher Aide Numeracy Series 3  – 18 November, 25 November, 2 December, 9 December

Specialist Teacher Program

A unique opportunity for LSC, SENCO, RTLB, Teachers and Specialist Teachers who wish to advance their skills on these topics.

Pre course Webinar-Introduction for new participants – 3.30-5.30pm 

  • Understanding at risk learners, (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, students on the autistic spectrum, those with ADHD and auditory and visual processing difficulties)  
  • Underpinning cognitive weaknesses. Excellence in teaching for at risk learner groups.   
  • Conducting a screening assessment. 

Webinar 1: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Screening assessments marking, analysis and planning next steps. 

Webinar 2: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Interpreting and using a SPELD Assessment-WoodcockJohnson in a classroom setting. Differentiated teaching, accommodations and strategies.

Webinar 3: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Case studies – Individual and group learning plans.  Planning differentiated classroom programmes.

Webinar 4: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Training in implementing and managing class or school wide programmes  

Webinar 5: 3.30- 5.00pm 

1 -1 specialist teaching tutoring

Webinar 6: 3.30- 5.00pm 

ADHD characteristics, understanding, school and classroom support.

Webinar 7: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Multimodal approach. Social, emotional and behavioural aspects of learning difficulties. Addressing anxiety.

Webinar 8: 3.30- 5.00pm 

Mentoring and coaching students with social, emotional and behavioural needs.

A course certificate for this specialist teaching course will be provided.

Cost $400.00 plus GST for all 8 webinars

Series 1 – Term 1  
Introduction 1 February 
15 February
22 February
1 March
8 March
15 March
22 March
29 March
12 April

Series 2 -Term 3 
Introduction 19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September
13 September

Deans Program

In this course we will focus on the 20% plus students who learn differently.

This course provides vital skills information and resources for Year 9 and 10 deans to support timely intervention for at risk students and maximise student achievement for years 11, 12 and 13.

Webinar content: 

  • Understanding students with learning difficulties and differences.
  • What it feels like to be a learner with difficulties 
  • Screening assessment tools and analysis.
  • Learn about underpinning cognitive weaknesses and how to support students who have them.
  • The Multimodal Approach – social, emotional, and behavioural    coaching and mentoring 
  • Resources, referrals, and support services 
  • Addressing student difficulties in an effective and timely way
  • Case Studies – supporting at risk students to success. 

All webinars are recorded and sent to all participants also assisting those unable to attend live.

Cost $200.00 plus GST per person for all 4 webinars

 Discounts for multiple staff of 3 or more apply

Deans Webinar –  3.30pm – 5.00 pm 

  1. Understanding at risk learners and underpinning cognitive  weaknesses .
  2. Screening assessments, referrals, and support services.     
  3. The Multimodal Approach – social, emotional, and behavioural coaching & mentoring 
  4. Case studies – supporting at risk students to success

Series 1 – Term 1 – 18 February, 25 February, 4 March, 11 March

Series 2 – Term 4 – 1 November, 8 November, 15 November, 22 November

Phonological Awareness and Learning Difficulties

This online module is specifically designed to support SENCO, teachers and support staff to identify, assess and remediate phonological awareness difficulties.

Phonological Awareness/Spelling Online Module:

A Multisensory Approach 

This course will provide you with the professional knowledge and teaching skills to build additional resources and use existing resources, to run effective programmes for all students. 

Included in the package:

  • Introduction Webinar – Monday 14 June 3.30pm 
  • Access to the online course for 3 months from registration.
  • A full resource kit.
  • Follow up skype session to discuss school needs and direction.

The cost of the programme for individuals wishing to do the module is $350.00 plus GST.

Introduction Webinar

Monday 14 June –  3.30pm 

Understanding and Remediating Vision and Learning Problems

This online module is specifically designed to support SENCOs, teachers and support staff to identify, assess and remediate

It is estimated that up to 70% of children with learning difficulties have visual processing problems 

This module will provide you with the professional knowledge, training skills and resourcing to identify, assess needs, make specialist referrals and remediate vision problems impacting student learning. Developed in conjunction with behavioural optometrists Ian Finch & Stuart Warren.

The online module will offer:

  • Understanding visual processing problems and underpinning weaknesses, including:
    • Visual discrimination;
    • Visual memory;
    • Visual sequencing;
    • Visual closure;
    • Visual figure ground;
    • Scanning and tracking;
    • Irlens
  • Identification, assessment and referral.
  • What is a behavioural optometrist assessment and why is it important?
  • Resources and remediation strategies to provide vision training for identified students in an ‘in school’ setting.

This module is designed:

  • To teach school staff how to identify students with visual problems and where to refer them.
  • To provide a visual training programme for SENCOs, teacher aides and other staff to remediate visual problems at low cost.
  • To give schools a resource kit to use for visual training.

Included in the package:

  • Introduction Webinar –  Thursday 17 June 3.30pm 

  • Access to the online course for 3 months from registration (12-14 hours work)

  • A full resource kit for remediation

  • Follow up skype session to discuss school needs and direction

The cost of the programme for individuals wishing to do the module is $295.00 plus GST.

Introduction Webinar

Thursday 17 June – 3.30pm 

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Schools will be invoiced once registration is received.
Certificates of completion for curriculum vitaes will be issued to all attendees for course completion and programme implementation.