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The Science of Effective Reading Instruction: Theory and Practice

Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan...
Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan O’Sullivan and Brooke Wardana for a day that focuses on both the Science of Reading and how to teach it.
Not sure how a comprehensive reading approach taught explicitly looks like? Join Associate Professor Lorraine Hammond, Jared Bussell, Jordan O’Sullivan and Brooke Wardana for a day that focuses on both the Science of Reading and how to teach it.
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2021 Learning Difficulties Conference

The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be...
The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be held on 16 and 17 September 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year's Conference is Relevance...
The Biennial 2021 Joint Conference for Learning Difficulties is hosted by Speld Qld, LSTAQ and LDA and will be held on 16 and 17 September 2021 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for this year's Conference is Relevance and Revelations: Responding to Learning Difficulties. The Conference will consist of both formal presentations and a series of interactive workshops. Topics include theory and practice workshops and papers. Keynote Speakers Thursday 16 September 2021: Professor Pamela Snow Friday 17 September 2021: Toni Hatten-Roberts
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Victorian e-Petition: Mandatory Year 1 Phonics Check

Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to...
Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to invest in the future of Victorian children by mandating the Phonics Screening Check for Yr 1 students in all Victorian...
Victorians please consider supporting the e-petition to request that the Legislative Council call on the Department of Education to invest in the future of Victorian children by mandating the Phonics Screening Check for Yr 1 students in all Victorian schools. Don't let the children in the "Education State" have to play catch up to those in the States that have mandated this: http://ow.ly/eTbx50ELC7s
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Weekly Wednesday Webinars

Please be advised that our WWWs are currently on hold. We have been extremely lucky to have such wonderfully generous...
Please be advised that our WWWs are currently on hold. We have been extremely lucky to have such wonderfully generous and talented people offer their time to present at our Weekly Wednesday Webinars this year (and last). We are so...
Please be advised that our WWWs are currently on hold. We have been extremely lucky to have such wonderfully generous and talented people offer their time to present at our Weekly Wednesday Webinars this year (and last). We are so glad to have had so many people attend and get the benefits of these presenters' knowledge and experience. So many people have given feedback that they really enjoyed the events and got a lot out of them. For now, the Weekly Wednesday Webinars will be on hold. But don't worry, we're planning something great for a little later this year. In the mean time, if you're looking for some great PD, please feel free to go to our YouTube channel and watch past WWWs you may have missed, or re-watch some to pick up something you may have missed the first time around. If you missed the "High Impact Strategies for Supporting Secondary Students with Learning Difficulties" event on 30th May and would like to catch up on that, we also encourage you to click here to purchase access to the recording.
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Primary Reading Pledge

AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children...
AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children who finish primary school unable to read proficiently. In 2020, more than 50,000 students started their secondary studies with low literacy...
AUSPELD, Five from Five, and Learning Difficulties Australia have collaborated on an evidence-based framework for schools to dramatically reduce the number of children who finish primary school unable to read proficiently. In 2020, more than 50,000 students started their secondary studies with low literacy levels. These students are half as likely to complete school as their peers and have serious lifelong educational and social disadvantages. Primary schools can use the Primary Reading Pledge today to ensure all children can read.
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