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BOOK a WORKSHOP 2019-2020

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

STAGE DESCRIPTIONS

Term 4 2019


HONG KONG   Click here to REGISTER

Presenter: Brian Parker
Mon   14 Oct: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (Prep -Yr2)
Tues  15 Oct: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)
Wed  16 Oct: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  17 Oct: SharpReading for Teacher Aides  (Prep - Yr 6)
Fri     18 Oct: SharpReading for Trainers - FULL

VENUE: Australian International School - 3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops. 


NZ TERM 4 WEEK 3

CHRISTCHURCH   Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Hilton Ayrey
Tues  29 Oct: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)
Wed  30 Oct: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE-Yr2)
Thurs  31 Oct: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8)
Friday 1 Nov: SharpReading for the Struggling Older Reader  (Yr4-10)

VENUE:  The McFaddens Centre (St Albans Baptist Church), 64 McFaddens Read, St Albans, CHRISTCHURCH
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

Term 1 2020

WEEK 4

NEW PLYMOUTH    Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Mon   17 Feb: SharpReading for Trainers
Tues  18 Feb: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  19 Feb: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  20 Feb: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8
Fri     21 Feb: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Fitzroy Bowling Club: 1a Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops. 


WEEK 5

NAPIER  Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Mon   24 Feb: SharpReading for Trainers
Tues  25 Feb: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  26 Feb: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  27 Feb: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8
Fri     28 Feb: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Hawkes Bay Coastguard, Crew Room, 704 Meeanee Quay, Napier City.
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

WEEK 6

ROTORUA  Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Mon   2 Mar: SharpReading for Trainers
Tues  3 Mar: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  4 Mar: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  5 Mar: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8
Fri     6 Mar: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Rotorua Library, Meeting Room 4, 1127 Haupapa St, Rotorua
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.


WEEK 7

MASTERTON  Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Wed   11 Mar: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE - Yr 3)
Thu    12 Mar: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)
Fri      13 Mar: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8)

VENUE: Masterton Trust Lands Trust Education Centre, 22 Dixon Street, Masterton
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

WEEK 8

GISBORNE  Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Tue   17 Mar: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE - Yr 3)
Wed  18 Mar: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)
Thu  19 Mar: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8) 
Fri    20 Mar: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Literacy Centre, Riverdale School - 324 Stout St, Gisborne
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops

Term 2 2020

WEEK 3

INVERCARGILL Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Mon   11 May: SharpReading for Trainers
Tues  12 May: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  13 May: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  14 May: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8
Fri     15 May: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Invercargill Public Library Conference Room - 50 Dee St, Invercargill
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops. 

WEEK 4

TIMARU
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Presenter: Brian Parker

Mon   18 May: SharpReading for Trainers
Tues  19 May: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  20 May: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  21 May: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8
Fri     22 May: SharpPhonics  (NE - Yr 3)

VENUE: Oceanview Heights School - 241 Selwyn St, Marchwiel, Timaru
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

WEEK 5

DUNEDIN
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Presenter: Brian Parker

Tues  26 May: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE -Yr3)
Wed  27 May: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8) 
Thur  28 May: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8)

VENUE: St Margaret's College, Academic Common Room, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

WEEK 6

BLENHEIM   Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Wed    4 June: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE - Yr 3)
Fri       5 June: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)

VENUE: TBC (Let us know if you wish to host this at your school).
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops.

WEEK 7

QUEENSTOWN   Click here to REGISTER
Presenter: Brian Parker

Tue    9 June: SharpReading Stages 1-2  (NE - Yr 3)
Wed  10 June: SharpReading Stage 3 (Yr3-8)
Thu   11 June: SharpReading Stages 4-6 (Yr3-8)

VENUE: TBC
TIME: 9am - 3pm for all workshops

SharpPhonics (NE-Year 2)

Essential parts of Yolanda Soryl's approach to teaching phonics  (Stage 2, initial sounds and Stage 4, CVC words) combined with our step by step, 'simple' approach to training. Perfect 15 minute routines for junior teachers and teachers with little or no experience with phonics.  More...

WORKSHOP COST:  NZ $195 + GST  
Includes 12 months access to SharpPhonics ONLiNE

Stages 1 and 2 (NE-Year 2)

"Getting Guided Reading Right for the Beginning Decoder"
Our '5 Bits' routine provides you and your students with the structure they need to get through that daily text in the 10 minutes you have with each group. The students love the routine and feel secure. Confidence levels skyrocket as they take ownership of the reading. Rather than looking for the next teachable moment, you are freed up to monitor their decoding.  More...

WORKSHOP COST: NZ $195 + GST 
Includes 12 months access to Stages 1&2 ONLiNE 

Stage 3 (Year 2-8)

"A Systematic Approach to Comprehension Instruction"
The launching pad for Comprehension Strategy Instruction. Our simple routine (which we think is quite unique) shifts the locus of control from the teacher to the students, providing them with the opportunity to truly habitualise independent comprehension skills that transfer into everyday reading. More...

WORKSHOP COST: NZ $195 + GST 
Includes 12 months access to Stage 3 ONLiNE (NZ $99)

Stages 4-6 (Yrs 3-8)

Stage 4: The Deep 4 (Constructing Meaning)
Visualisation, Prior Knowledge, Asking Questions, Forming Hypotheses - yes, these may all sound  familiar but SharpReading gives them a very different treatment.
Stage 5: Analysing Text (Critical Thinking)
Now is the time to introduce 'big picture' or whole text thinking. We explore the analysis of narrative and non fiction text while the students are reading (an essential active reading skill).
Stage 6: Evaluating Text (Critical Thinking)
Once meaning has been constructed and the content analysed the reader is in the position to be able to evaluate the quality of the text while they are reading (an essential active reading skill).
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WORKSHOP COST: NZ  $195 + GST
Includes 12 months access to Stages 4&5 ONLiNE (NZ $99) 

The Struggling Older Reader (Yrs 3-8)

Includes SevenPlus, an intervention designed to address the needs of the reader who is stuck on decoding (around a reading age of seven) or who is progressing but only slowly. 

"The 5 Bits" - Where to next?
The success or failure of any intervention is usually determined by what happens next. We provide you with our especially modified SharpReading Stage 2 routine to transition learners back into a mainstreamed guided reading routine. 
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WORKSHOP COST: NZ  $235 + GST   
Includes 12 months access to ONLiNE Support and $100 of teaching resources


All prices are NZ dollars for full day start-up workshop. We sometimes offer these as half day or after school workshops at a reduced price.


 

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