Closed- F2F: Contemporary perspectives on teaching spelling

Dr Tessa Daffern

6 hours

Whalan - Face to Face Course

28 May 2024


This session will be held in Whalan, NSW. Teachers will need to bring their own device. Teachers will be sent materials the week prior and are recommended these are downloaded prior to session. Please also note that internet access will be limited to NSW DOE teachers. Non-DOE Teachers will need ability to hotspot. 

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What is this course about?

Contemporary issues and perspectives on teaching spelling is presented by Dr Tessa Daffern. Research provides evidence that learning to spell does not proceed in linear stages, and that instruction in spelling should involve multiple linguistic skills and strategies from the early years of learning to write. Learning to spell requires explicit and differentiated instruction in the phonological, orthographic and morphological components of spelling. Successful instruction in spelling is underpinned by quality assessment procedures and involves modelling, use of metalanguage and feedback, and systematic integration of multiple linguistic components. This workshop offers an opportunity for participants to explore these evidence-based teaching and assessment strategies in spelling.


Why participate? 

Participation in this course will enable you to:

  • Explore evidence-based teaching and assessment strategies in spelling
  • Learn how to structure explicit and differentiated discussion in phonological, orthographic and morphological components of spelling
  • Discover how modelling, use of metalanguage and feedback, and systematic integration of multiple linguistic components, can lead to spelling success for students
  • This workshop supports syllabus implementation with connections made to the new Australian Curriculum and NSW English Syllabus.


Who should participate?

    Teachers of students in years K–8

What else do I need to know?  This is a perfect opportunity for you to develop your confidence in applying explicit teaching strategies with spelling in the primary classroom. Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here. 


Cost of participation


  PL Subscription




Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


Completing this workshop will contribute 5 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of F2F Professional Learning addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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28/05/2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre WHALAN, NSW
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