Have you trained in Sounds-Write and want the opportunity to refresh your skills and knowledge? Want to ensure that your Sounds-Write instruction is as effective and efficient as possible?
‘Sounds-Write Revisited’ is a new, online, self-paced course where Sounds-Write practitioners can revisit video demonstrations of all the lessons, the theory and implementation models that will help support your ongoing delivery of the pedagogy with even greater fidelity and understanding. The 3 weeks of the course gives you time to refresh your phonics teaching and, although you can do the course in its entirety, we recommend you focus on the sections that are most relevant to you.
The course has been designed by John Walker, the co-author of the Sounds-Write program, together with experts in online learning, giving you in-depth and interactive course content. There is a course forum where participants can ask questions and discuss the the content of the course. Your Brisbane-based trainer, Alison Perry (speech pathologist, Soundality), will be there to offer help and facilitate the discussions, and the course will also be facilitated and attended by a UK trainer and participants. Participants will receive a certificate of participation if they complete a certain portion of the course successfully.
The course will open on 16th January and close on 6th February 2021 (3 weeks). During this time, participants can study the course at their own pace. As well as the pre-recorded course content, your trainer will answer your questions and work with you in developing your practice through weekly workshops via Zoom (held in the evening). The Zoom sessions are recorded for those who cannot attend live.
COURSE CONTENT: An approximate study-time is given below for each part of the course. You can complete any or all of the modules. It is up to you!
- Introduction: getting familiar with the course platform (1.5 hours)
- Part 1: Sounds-Write: underlying theory (7 hours)
Part 2: The Initial Code (7 hours)
Part 3: The Extended Code (7 hours)
Part 4: Teaching Polysyllabic Words (7 hours)
Part 5: Implementing Sounds-Write in schools, overview of the latest overview of Sounds-Write resources & support options (1 hour)
YOUR COMMITMENT: To ensure you get the most from the course it is important that you plan ahead so that you will have quality time to concentrate on the course, as it is demanding and will require active engagement on your part. If you work in a school or clinic, you should check with your line manager that you will be able to have the time to study the course.
EQUIPMENT AND SKILLS: To access the course and do the course activities, you will need access to a PC or laptop (including Mac). You should not do the course on your phone or on a tablet, as some of the quiz activities will not work well. Your computer should have Chrome or Firefox as the preferred browsers. (Please note that the course will not be fully functional with Microsoft Edge). You will also need a connection speed good enough and stable enough to watch the course videos.
If you are accessing the course website from work, it is your responsibility to check with your IT manager that the firewall at your school/workplace will enable you to access external content, i.e. the content from our course platform. You might need to whitelist our platform, as well as vimeo.com, where the course videos are hosted.
Australia and New Zealand: $220AUD (including GST)
- The course only open to those who have completed the full Sounds-Write Practitioner’s Training (4-day face-to-face or 6-week course). You will need to provide a copy of your certificate of attendance from your original training (this will be requested via email after your registration has been accepted, or you can send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org). You will also need access to your Sounds-Write manual.
- Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.