The Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Online Training is based on the popular four-day face-to-face course and consists of six carefully structured, online modules delivered over six weeks. At the start of each week, new content is made available. Set tasks need to be completed within that week but you can study at your own pace.
The course contains lectures about the theory behind Sounds-Write, demonstrations of the Sounds-Write lessons, and videos of the lessons being delivered in classrooms in Australia and the UK. There are also online quizzes to check your understanding. You can discuss your thoughts with other participants and post questions for your trainer in the discussion forum. Weekly, live Zoom sessions with your trainer are offered to support your learning. These sessions are recorded for those participants who cannot join live.
Soundality is currently accepting expressions of interest to participate in upcoming online Sounds-Write Practitioner Training courses. There is a high demand for online training and courses book out very quickly.
Questions & Answers
Please note that this is a very rigorous, high-quality training course involving a considerable amount of learning. Here is an overview of the course structure and approximate study time required:
Week 0 (~2 hours required): In this week you will become familiar with the online platform, introduce yourself and meet your trainer and other trainees. The course includes a discussion forum where you will be able to ask questions, and where you will contribute to course discussions.
Weeks 1 - 4 (~8 hours of work per week): New content is made available at the start of each week. This includes reading material, explanation and demonstration videos and lesson practise. You also have assessment tasks to complete. Active participation in the online discussion forum is required.
Week 5 (~2 hours of work): This week has no formal new content, but you will be able to revisit anything in the course before the course closes. At the end of week 5, the course website will close, and you will no longer have access to the online course.
Live sessions: There will be 6 synchronous sessions online during the course, using the Zoom platform. These will take the form of a live Q&A with your Trainer (that’s me!), and also provide the opportunity to consolidate your understanding. For those who cannot attend the live sessions, these will be recorded and made available during the course.
To access the course, you will need a PC or laptop (including Mac). You should not do the course on your phone or tablet as some parts will not work well.
You will need a steady internet connection as there are several video explanations and demonstrations.
If you are accessing the course from your workplace, it is your responsibility to check with your IT manager that you will enable you to access external content, including Zoom.
For some activities, you will need to video yourself. You can use the camera on your laptop or a mobile phone. The format you will need to submit your videos in is: .mov .avi or .mp4 format.