London Conference 2011
Initial Teacher Training:
How can student teachers be best prepared to teach reading?
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check:
Will it prevent reading failure?
Who should come?
Early years and primary school teachers, university lecturers in teacher education, student teachers, headteachers, literacy co-ordinators, early years co-ordinators, SEN co-ordinators, education advisors, publishers, academics, representatives of the media, politicians and anyone else interested in improving the teaching of reading in our schools.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER
- Sue Lloyd, Elizabeth Nonweiler, Debbie Hepplewhite, synthetic phonics authors, consultants, trainers
"Challenging Myths: Do we need a range of strategies or does one size fit all?"
- Marj Newbury, reception class teacher, partnership teacher with Bradford College, phonics trainer
"Lecture Theatre? Classroom? Where should student teachers learn to teach early reading skills?"
- Jacqui Worsley, Jenny Harris, Jennie Price : Norfolk's Educational Psychology and Specialist Support
"Unlocking the door to literacy: the power of synthetic phonics."
- Ruth Harrison-Palmer, PgCE Primary Programme Leader, University of Cumbria
"How can universities make sure their student teachers are well prepared for teaching reading?"
- Ruth Miskin, programme author, founder of Ruth Miskin Literacy training, consultant, ex-headteacher
"Teaching Every Child to Read: This must be the avowed core purpose of all primary schools."
There will be five talks to choose from, including:
- Jennifer Chew, contributor to 'Letters and Sounds' with
Lesley Drake, teacher, literacy co-ordinator
"The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check: What will it be like? How can we make sure our children succeed?"
- Debbie Hepplewhite, synthetic phonics programme author, consultant and trainer
"The Two-Pronged Approach to Synthetic Phonics Teaching: Systematic and Incidental" (N.B. This file takes a while to load)
- Dr Diane McGuinness, Professor Emeritus in Psychology, University of South Florida
"What is the English Alphabet Code and Why is it so Hard to Teach? How to structure lessons so every child learns to read, write, and spell."
- Naomi Foxcroft, trainer/teacher, Stepping Stones Nigeria with
Olubusola Eshiet, trainer/literacy advocate, Hope Alive Foundation
"Training and Inspiring Teachers in the Niger Delta: a model for embedding synthetic phonics in government primary schools."
- Fiona Nevola, teacher, trainer and Sound Reading System programme developer
"Catch Up in the Primary School: How to make sure no child begins secondary school unable to read."
Resources for teaching synthetic phonics will include:
||Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters|
Oxford University Press
||Read Write Inc|
Oxford University Press
||Jelly and Bean|
||Get Reading Right|
||Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar|
||Fun with Phonics|
Synthetic Phonics Ltd
||Sound Reading System|
||Step by Step|
||Sound Steps to Reading and Allographs|