Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

Images of children learning with iPads and tablets

Learn how to differentiate the Literacy Block for your diverse range of students in all areas of literacy instruction – speaking, reading, comprehending, writing, spelling and creating. Using strategies supported by embedding technology within your instructional approach and making the best of the technologies available to you.

Whether those technologies be a fully WiFi-enabled one-to-one iPad classroom projecting up onto LCD touchscreens, or whether you are working in a "technology deprived classroom" with just one ageing interactive whiteboard and a lone iPad to be shared amongst all of your students! Join us to learn how to make the most of what you have on hand. And to see what is possible should you add extra technologies to your classroom literacy kit. This workshop will give you ideas for application in ALL primary school classrooms, for ALL students in the room!

Download the detailed workshop flyer (PDF) here

for more exciting workshop info.

Workshops Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth | November 2014 | One week only!

PERTH – 3rd November

Novotel Perth Langley
221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

MELBOURNE – 5th November

Pullman Albert Park
65 Queens Road, Melbourne

SYDNEY – 6th November

Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park

BRISBANE – 7th November

Pullman King George Square
Corner of Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane

Photos of Amanda Hartmann (Speech Pathologist and Inclusive Learning Technologies Consultant) and Jenni McDonald (Early Childhood Teacher and Literacy Consultant)

Meet your Presenters

The other unique learning opportunity offered by this workshop is that it is jointly presented by an early childhood educator and a speech pathologist. As an experienced early childhood classroom teacher, Jenni McDonald, knows what it’s like in the real world of education. Like you, she has simultaneously tried to juggle the needs of many students while striving to accommodate their individual learning needs. She has also advised other teachers as an Early Childhood Literacy Consultant, so she appreciates how you feel when you have "experts" come in trying to tell you what to do in your busy classroom! 

Jenni’s contribution will be balanced wonderfully by input from speech pathologist, Amanda Hartmann. As a result of her 17 years of experience in her private speech pathology clinic, working in schools across Australia and SE Asia, and in her role as a member of the Spectronics Consultancy Team, Amanda has developed a keen eye for identifying the pre-requisite skills for reading and writing that may need extra attention in individual students. She is also tuned into the need for her recommendations for intervention strategies to work within a classroom environment.

Learn more about Amanda
Learn more about Jenni

Hold onto your hats, and your iPads! This is going to be a fast-paced information-packed day delivered by presenters who passionately live and breathe effective literacy instruction practice. They love it!

How to register to lock in your place now!

Ready to Register NOW? Click here to register online!

Workshop Registration Fee – $195

Added bonus. If you want to take the workshop home with you to watch over and over and to share with your colleagues, they are even offering you the option to purchase the full day of video, synched with the slides for easy navigation. Along with the option to download the audio for inspirational listening on the go on your mobile devices.

Add-on access to video of the workshop in full for 12 months – $45
Can’t attend in person? Video of the workshop in full for 12 months – $95

Download the detailed workshop flyer (PDF) here

if you would prefer to fill in your registration form and fax or email it through to us.

Any more questions? Sing out to me on phone (07) 3808 6833 or via email on events@spectronicsinoz.com. I look forward to hearing from you if you need my help with anything at all.

PS Following are just some of MANY positive comments following recent Spectronics’ workshops, events and conferences. Ask us for more. We got a pile of them to share if you need them!

Fiona Allen, 'Congratulations Amanda, Cha and Barbara and the rest of the Spectronics team... great day today, I feel so much  more confident with the app. Great training, as expected!!' Mandy McLean, Facebook comment, 'Just gotta say THANK YOU Amanda and Barbara, yesterday in Sydney was  wonderful, my head was spinning with thoughts for the whole of my 6 hour  drive home (arrived 10.40pm and avoided heaps of big `roos). I showed my  lil' mate in yr 7 how I could change his homepage... MASSIVE SMILES!!!!!'  Angi Tippet, Facebook comment, 'THE best professional learning I've been to  in 15 years of teaching!'  Angie Hibberd, '@Spectronics you've done it again! I'm home and more excited than ever to go back to work!'

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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

2 Responses to Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

  1. This looks like a fantastic workshop. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, I will be on the look out for other workshops though!

  2. Barbara Landsberg says:

    Thanks for your positive feedback Box Hill Speech Therapy team. We might have to see if we can run a follow up workshop around this content next year as it has been popular.

    We will be having the full day of workshop presentations professionally recorded, so if you’d like to be there, without actually being there, that is an option too.



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