Renae Watkins, (who also happens to work tirelessly as our Treasurer and Website Editor) will present on engaging strategies in both assessment and instruction in evidence-based spelling, reading and vocabulary for secondary students.
Melanie Henry, our newly minted LDA Consultant Member, will present on small shifts practitioners can make to improve oral language in students. Melanie will lead us through implementation of read alouds, explicit vocabulary instruction as well as sentence and discourse level strategies in oral language to improve academic outcomes for struggling secondary students.
Ben Saulsman, who brings his years of experience as a Mathematics consultant in Western Australia will provide engaging resources and scaffolds to help students with numeracy challenges make sense of concepts such as Place Value and Multiplicative thinking. These skills are essential foundational knowledge for success in numeracy.