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Start-Up Webinars PLUS the ONLiNE Course

Providing busy teachers with an event to get you going and get you invested in your SharpReading ONLiNE Course training.

In the Start-Up Webinar, we will explain, model for you and get you practising our unique reading routines (the first 4 units of a course),  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. We are just an email away if you need us.

Up-Coming Webinar Weeks

TERM 1:  Tuesday 11 - Thursday 14 March
NZ School Holidays: Monday 15 - Thursday 18 April 
TERM 2: Monday 6 -Thursday 9 May

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 after school 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.

Struggling Older Reader Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Monday 11 March
Times:   1pm-3pm NZ time, 10am-12noon QLD time, 8am-10am WA time      Monday 15 April
Times:   1pm-3pm NZ time, 11am-1pm QLD time, 9am-11am WA time 
Monday 6 May
Times:   1pm-3pm NZ time, 11am-1pm QLD time, 9am-11am WA time 

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.   

PART 1: SEVENPLUS - introducing an 8-10 week intervention
The webinar majors on training in the use of our SEVENPLUS 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.
The webinar includes an introduction to Part 2.
Full training for 'The 5 Bits' is included in the ONLiNE Course.

  • 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;  $185* AUD

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

REGISTER HERE

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Stages 1&2 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday 12 March
1pm-5pm NZ time, 10am-2pm QLD time, 8am-12noon WA & HK time
Tues 16 April
12noon-4pm NZ time, 10am-2pm QLD time, 8am-12noon WA & HK time
Tuesday 7 May
12noon-4pm NZ time, 10am-2pm QLD time, 8am-12noon WA & HK time

COURSE TITLE: "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 dovetails perfectly into Structured Literacy and the use of decodable text. 

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?

  • Supporting orthographic mapping

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

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Stage 3 Webinar Outline

START-UP WEBINAR DATES AND TIMES: 
Wednesday 13 March
TIMES: 1pm-5pm NZ time, 10am-2pm QLD time, 8am-12noon WA time 

Wednesday 17 April
Wednesday 8 May
TIMES: 12noon-4pm NZ time, 10am-2pm QLD time, 8am-12noon WA time 

COURSE TITLE: "Teaching Reading Comprehension - The Initial Skill Set"
Includes 2023 Updates - NEW VIDEO

In the webinar, we will cover:

  1. SharpReading Theory about comprehension acquisition
     - Training the brain to be 'active' WHILE reading.
     - How to strengthen the 'in-the-moment' comprehension skill set
     - Introducing strategies to problem-solve comprehension difficulties

  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!

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:  $195 NZD+GST;   $185 AUD

REGISTER HERE

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Stage 4 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Thursday 14 March
1pm-3pm NZ time, 10am-12noon QLD time, 8am-10am WA time

Thursday 18 April
Thursday 9 May
 
1pm-3pm NZ time, 11am-1pm QLD time, 9am-11am WA time

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.

What you get:

Course Book for Stage 4 for at-your-fingertips classroom reference

  • Teaching scripts and summary notes

  • Planning and data collection templates

12 months access to Stage 4 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:  $115 NZD+GST;  $106 AUD

REGISTER HERE

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Stage 5 Webinar Outline

WEBINAR TIMES: 
Thursday 14 March
3:30pm-5:30pm NZ time, 12:30-2:30pm QLD time, 10:30am-12:30pm WA time  

Thursday 18 April
Thursday 9 May

3:30pm-4:30pm NZ time, 1:30-3:30pm QLD time, 11:30am-1:30pm WA time  

COURSE TITLE: "Teaching Reading for Critical Thinking - Text Evaluation"
Having mastered sentence-level comprehension we now move on to increasingly complex layers of comprehension strategies to develop critical thinking WHILE reading.

In the webinar we will cover:

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 Book for Stage 5 for at-your-fingertips classroom reference

  • Teaching scripts and summary notes

  • Planning and data collection templates

12 months access to Stage 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 and Stage 4 training.

COST:  $115 NZD+GST;  $106 AUD

REGISTER HERE

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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.

Why have a Start-Up Webinar?

Many teachers love the at-your-own-pace, in-your-own-time learning that our ONLiNE Courses offer. But we also know that in our frantic teaching world, sometime it really pays to have an event to get the training off to a good start. 

So here is your event - a four-hour webinar (sometimes a 2-hour webinar) with one of the writers of the courses who will get you inspired with what we think is our unique thinking about reading instruction. We are great believers in 'The Science of Reading' and will show you our alignment. We will answer your questions and talk you through the routines that have proven to make such a difference to students reading achievement and motivation for reading.

You will be all fired up and ready to make a start in your classroom the very next day!

How much do these webinars Cost?

These webinars are part of the ONLiNE Course PLUS Webinar package. When you purchase a Start-Up Webinar you also get th12 months access to the online course. So, your face-to-face top-quality PD from the writers of the course is only $56 NZD!

How often are these Start-Up Webinars offered?

Regularly. That way we can keep them small (usually less that 10 attendees).

Usually, Weeks 2 and 7 (NZ Terms) are our scheduled Webinar Weeks during the term and we also offer a round during the first week of the holidays.

Our standard time 12noon-4pm NZ time so that teachers from other time zones can attend. During daylight savings (NZ) it gets a little more complicated.

BUT if that isn't going to work for you, then PLEASE contact us and we will customise a special event for YOUR school. We can even run 2 x 2-hour workshops After school. We do prefer a minimum of 3 attending.

 

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