Inspired Events

Friday 6th December 2019

Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties Workshop

Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of information but you’ve got no idea how to structure your teaching??
Sick of PD that is so full of theory you don’t know how you would translate it into actual lessons?
Want to rapidly accelerate those struggling readers and know that what you’re offering is the very best teaching?
If you are a teacher or home school parent working with struggling readers, this workshop is for YOU!
These hands-on workshops will leave you feeling inspired.
Leave with a whole new bag of lesson ideas so you can get teaching immediately!
Participate in lessons you can use to rapidly accelerate your struggling readers’ progress.
ONLY evidence-based methods presented – be sure what you are doing is backed by research…
and not just the presenter’s good intentions. 🙂

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Format of the day


Session one – Fundamentals of Reading Difficulties and Phonics


Explains the causes of reading difficulties so you can spot the warning signs early.
Learn teaching approaches for phonological awareness and phonics so you can accelerate reading success.
This session is jam-packed with practical strategies, tips and lesson ideas.
You will leave understanding exactly what your teaching must include to best support those strugglers.


Session two – Foundation of words and vocabulary


Ever explained word to students as ‘crazy’, ‘irregular’, or one of those ‘tricky words’ you just have to remember??
Welcome to the world of morphology and etymology – the two most overlooked pillars of English spelling.
What I could teach you about words will blow your mind!
Discover the magic of teaching reading, spelling and vocabulary using morphology and etymology. You will never look at words the same way again!
Lunch & Networking (lunch not provided)


Session three – Overcoming comprehension difficulties


Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal in reading, yet so many students struggle with it.
But do you know the surprising reasons students fail to grasp reading comprehension?
Learn exactly what causes reading comprehension difficulties so you can laser target your reading program.
Take away easy to use lesson ideas and book suggestions to continue your learning.
Participation Certificate can be used toward PD requirements.

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Inspired Education Services
Learning Difficulties Assessment

Who am I? 

Sarah Mitchell - Inspired Education Services


For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sarah Mitchell. I LOVE helping teachers up-level their literacy teaching practice while making their lives a little easier.

I was lucky enough to land a job in a world-renowned school for kids with dyslexia and dyspraxia where I worked for 7 years as a specialist teacher, literacy co-ordinator and OCR level 5 tutor where I helped other teachers become specialists like me.

As for the formal stuff – I have a Bachelor of Primary Ed from QUT, Oxford Cambridge and RSA Level 5 (teaching learners with specific learning difficulties), OCR Level 7 Diploma (assessing learners for specific learning difficulties) and a Master of Special Education from USQ. I currently assess and diagnose children and work with teachers and parents to help them be confident that what they are doing is the very best known practice for at risk students.

I can’t wait to meet you in person at this Literacy workshop. Spaces are limited to 16 attendees so book your place today!

It’ll be a blast!


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