Online: A text based approach to teaching phonics

Teacher standing before a group of children's with their hands raised
This practical workshop, presented by Dr. Leonie Arthur and Dr. Margery Hertzberg, will focus on strategies to supplement your existing phonics program with authentic texts. Whilst the focus is on students in the early years of school, it is also relevant for students in Early Childhood, Students with English as an additional Language and students with special needs.

The course will demonstrate strategies for planning engaging, culturally responsive teaching and learning sequences that support each student’s development of phonics skills and vocabulary knowledge in a meaningful context. Examples of whole class and small group interactive experiences that enable students to explore and respond to texts, strengthen understandings of letter-sound relationships and use language for a range of purposes will also be included.

This course is self-paced

Please note: this course is available from 06/07/2022 to 08/08/2022. Extensions for Online: A text based approach to teaching phonics cannot be granted unless under exceptional circumstances at PETAA’s discretion. 

Who should participate?

  • Early career teachers working with early years students
  • EAL/D teachers or specialists

Cost of participation:

 Members  $100 
 Student members     $75 
 Non-members   $150 

Completing this workshop will contribute 3 hours of online PD addressing 1.3.2, 1.4.2,1.5.2, 2.1.2, 3.2.2, 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

6/07/2022 - 8/08/2022
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