Spelling (The Code) Step 1 – Sound Awareness (Webinar)

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 05 September 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9y10

Phonological (sound) awareness is the critical foundation of all literacy learning, yet it remains an area that is not well understood in the classroom.

Removing the jargon and looking at practical approaches to teaching and learning is the focus of this webinar.

What you'll learn

  • Knowledge of the progression of learning
  • Practical approaches for assessing and teaching essential skills.

Target audience
Parents, ECE and primary teachers, and/or teachers and parents of learners struggling to use The Code for reading and spelling.

When: Monday 7 October at 10.30am.

Duration: 1 hour.

Cost: $195 +GST (per school)

Register now, even if you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway to receive a recording after the event.

Please note, our one fee, one screen policy means your entire team can watch the webinar, at the same time for the same price. 

Note also that registrants who attend and complete the webinar will receive an attendance certificate.

About the presenter

Lisa Smith is an accredited facilitator, and an experienced teacher and leader. Over the past 10 years, Lisa has developed a real passion for strengthening teacher knowledge about ‘the code’. She enjoys the privilege of working alongside teachers as they make sense of the way we use 26 letters to spell 43+ sounds – knowledge essential for teaching both encoding (spelling) and decoding (reading).  Seed Learning resources created by Lisa, including 'Genius Cards' for learners in Y1–8, are now used widely in primary schools across New Zealand, supporting a generation of learners in building strong understandings about the English language.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

07 October 2019 – 07 October 2019

Further information

Contact: Richard Dams

 (0800) 737 855