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START-UP Webinars

Get your SharpReading Training off to a Flying Start

UpComing Start-Up Webinars

FREQUENCY: Weeks 2 and 7 of our NZ terms and the first week of the NZ school holidays.

NZ School Holidays: Tuesday 11 to 14 April, 2023

Daylight saving has ended - 1 session per day only
NZ Time: 12noon-4pm
QLD time: 10am-2pm
WA & HK time: 8am-12noon
 

If you are wanting to train 3 plus teachers, contact us and we can book a personalised webinar for your school on a day and at a time that suits you. We can even do 2 x 2 hour webinars to avoid teacher relief costs.

"Thanks for a fantastic session this afternoon. I found it inspiring and one of the best PD’s I’ve ever done! The delivery through Zoom was superb and maybe even better than face to face."  Bryce, Deputy Principal.

Our Start-Up Webinars provide busy teachers with an event to get you going and get invested in their ONLiNE Course training.

4 HOUR WEBINAR - We will explain, model for you and get you practising our unique reading routines (the first 4 units of a course), leaving you primed to introduce a new way of doing things in your classroom the very next day.

12 MONTHS ACCESS  - You ALWAYS get 12 months access to the ONLiNE Course (including video models) to fine tune, build on your understanding and check that your implementation is right as you become truly fluent as a SharpReading teacher.

24/7 email support from us if you need it.

Stages 1&2 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES:
Tuesday 11 April (1 session only)

12 noon-4pm NZ, 10am-2pm QLD, 8am-12noon WA & HK  

COURSE TITLE: "Guided Reading for the Beginner Reader" - Developing Decoding Fluency

Beginner readers need a clear routine that allows them to recognise and habituate the use of all of those phonic strategies they have been learning. 

This workshop will get you using our '5 Bits' routine with readers at PM Level 1 through to PM Level 20 and cover the following:

1. SharpReading Theory about decoding acquisition

  • Making the most of those daily 10 minute guided reading lessons.

  • Where do decodable texts fit?

2. Modelling and practice of our '5 Bits' routine

  • You can make a start with this in your classroom the next day!

 3.  Managing the Challenge

  • Getting the text level  'Just Right'.

What you Get

24 page Course Book for at-your-fingertips classroom reference

  • Teaching scripts and summary notes
  • Planning and data collection templates

12 months access to Stages 1&2 ONLiNE Course which includes

  • Ongoing step-by-step in your own time training to move you from competence to fluency
  • Video models - revise, review, refresh the routines whenever you want.
  • Texts for your Stage 2 lessons  - Illustrated StoryBytes RA  <7yrs and RA 7-8yrs

TARGET AUDIENCE
Teachers of NE/Prep-Yr 2, Learning Support, Teacher Aides

STUDENT READINESS:
Click here for more information about basic criteria for the beginner reader. 
Students should be involved in a phonics program. If you are looking for one see SharpPhonics.

COST:
$155 NZD+GST
$145 AUD

REGISTER HERE

Choose a Stage 1&2 Webinar from the list of options below 

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Stage 3 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Wednesday 12 April (1 session only)

12 noon-4pm NZ, 10am-2pm QLD, 8am-12noon WA & HK  

COURSE TITLE: "Teaching Reading Comprehension"
Includes 2023 Updates - NEW VIDEO

This course is the starting point and the foundation for our Systematic Approach to Reading Comprehension. 

In the webinar we will cover:

  1. SharpReading Theory about comprehension acquisition - training the brain to be 'active' WHILE reading

  2. Modelling and practice of our Explicit Teaching and  Independent Practice routines
    - You can make a start with these in your classroom the next day!

  3. Data Collection, Analysis of Data and Courses of Action

What you get

28 page Course Book for at-your-fingertips classroom reference

  • Teaching scripts and summary notes

  •  Planning and data collection templates

12 months access to Stage 3 ONLiNE Course which includes

  • Ongoing step-by-step, in-your-own-time training to move you from competence to fluency

  • Video models - revise, review, refresh the routines whenever you want

  • Texts for your  lessons  - StoryBytes and InfoBytes RA7yrs-14+yrs

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers of Yrs 3-8, Learning Support, Teacher Aides

STUDENT READINESS:
Students should have developed some fluency with decoding, normally around a reading age of 7-8 years.  More info...
NB: Stages 1&2 are NOT a teacher prerequisite for this course.

COST:
$155 NZD+GST
$145 AUD

REGISTER HERE

Choose a Stage 3 Webinar from the list of options below

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Stages 4&5 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Thursday 13 April (1 session only)

12 noon-4pm NZ, 10am-2pm QLD, 8am-12noon WA & HK  

COURSE TITLE: "Teaching Reading for Critical Thinking"
Once the Stage 3 foundation is in place, increasingly complex layers of comprehension strategies can be added to develop critical thinking WHILE reading.

In the webinar we will cover:

1.  A quick review of Stage 3 (if required)

2.  Stage 4 theory and practice

  • We add four of the most important comprehension strategies to our '5 Step' reading routine to provide explicit tools for deeper and more flexible constructing of meaning and comprehension problem-solving WHILE reading.

3.  Stage 5 theory and Practice

  • We add ‘big picture’ text structures to the routine to get the students analysing and summarising text WHILE they are reading - developing 'Big Picture' thinking.

What you get:

Course Books for Stage 4 & Stage 5 for at-your-fingertips classroom reference

  • Teaching scripts and summary notes
  • Planning and data collection templates

12 months access to Stages 4&5 ONLiNE Course which includes:

  • Ongoing step-by-step in your own time training to move you from competence to mastery 
  • Video models of the teaching - revise, review, refresh the routines whenever you want

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Teachers of Yrs 3-8 who have completed Stage 3 training and have had some classroom experience with delivering Stage 3.

COST:
$155 NZD+GST
$145 AUD

REGISTER HERE

Choose a Stages 4&5 Webinar from the list of options below

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Struggling Older Reader Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Friday 14 April (1 session only)

12 noon-4pm NZ, 10am-2pm QLD, 8am-12noon WA & HK                                       

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course is designed for those readers who have hit the decoding hump at a reading age of around 7-8yrs, and thereafter get further and further behind. This program helps them over that hump and rebuilds their confidence and excitement about reading.   

The webinar includes training in the use of our two remedial reading routines:

PART 1: SEVENPLUS - introducing an 8-10 week intervention

  • The theory behind SevenPlus

  • How to use our screening tests to identify appropriate students

  • Modelling and Practice of the SevenPlus Routine - you will be ready to make a start the next day.


PART 2: The 5 Bits -  a transition back into a 'normal' Guided Reading routine.

  • Our approach to decoding fluency.

  • Modelling and practice of the 5 Bits Routine (SharpReading Stage 2).

  • A preview of where to take your students next (SharpReading Stage 3).

What you get:

Course Book (62 pages) for at-your-fingers classroom teaching

  • Teaching scripts and charts
  • Planning and data collection templates
  • Practice examples

12 months access to the ONLiNE Course to refine your teaching of the two routines which includes all the downloadable resources - everything you need to run this program. Over $100 of teaching resources.

  • Video modelling of the routines for review
  • Screening tests for both SevenPlus and the 5 Bits
  • StoryBytes and InfoBytes for SevenPlus - especially formatted texts for 10 weeks of SevenPlus lessons (240 lessons to choose from)
  • Illustrated StoryBytes for 'The 5 Bits' guided reading lessons - solve the problem of finding age appropriate text for older readers (40 stories at 4 levels of difficulty).
  • SEVENPLUS Manual for additional references to the research and background information, 

COST:
$195* NZD+GST
$180* AUD

*Includes over $100 of screening tests and texts for the lessons

REGISTER HERE

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SharpReading for Teacher Aides

A webinar for any individual that works with primary school students either 1 on 1 or in small groups.  

WEBINAR OUTLINE

A simple guided reading routine for the beginner reader who is developing decoding fluency
A simple guided reading routine for teaching comprehension skills
Clear behaviour management techniques to keep your students focused.  

WHAT YOU GET:

At the completion of the Webinar you choose between either Stages 1&2 or Stage 3 and you will be given 12 months access to that Online Course for ongoing reference and training.. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teacher aides working with students from Year 1-6

COST:
$155 NZD+GST
$145 AUD

REGISTER HERE

Contact us to arrange a date that suits you

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TERMS and CONDITIONS

1.  Your Instructions
Within 12 hours of receiving your registration we will email you (and any additional registrations that you have included on the form) the following:

  • A Zoom Webinar Invitation - instructions for attending the Zoom webinar.  
  •  A Username and Password for the ONLiNE Course and access instructions. 
  •  An invoice.

2.  Refund Policy
Because you get immediate access to the ONLiNE Course we cannot offer any refunds. If for some reason you are unable to attend the webinar you have selected, contact us and we will transfer you to a date that does work for you.

 

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