The SMART Spelling course is a whole school day full of practical knowledge for primary teachers. Teachers are thrilled with the depth of knowledge they develop of how the English language works and such a sensible approach to teaching spelling.
Teachers need the to do the course and have a copy of the SMART Spelling manual to implement this approach successfully.
Bookings easily online and pay using either a credit card or a purchase order number from a school.
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$330 per person
Price includes a SMART Spelling manual (retail $88) and catering. 9:30 – 3:30
Our lovely city venue is a 6 minute walk from Southern Cross Station or only 3 minutes from Flagstaff Station. We also start at 9:30 to help with travel time!
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Melbourne City ~ Jan 21st *Holidays*
Melbourne City ~ Jan 23rd *Holidays*
Melbourne City ~ Feb 11th
Melbourne City ~ Feb 27th
Melbourne City ~ March 8th* Long weekend - perfect for school closures!
Melbourne City ~ April 5th* Last day of term - perfect for school closures!
$149 per person
14 digestible videos full of practical content that comes with 48 pages of comprehensive notes to print out!
A total of 2.5 hours of video content that will take a whole school day to complete thoroughly and you have access for a month from the date of purchase.
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The course can be viewed on any device and can be done anywhere at anytime!
There are dedicated question and answer parts on each video where you can type in your questions and Michelle will answer them for you!
The 263 page SMART Spelling manual is separate $88 purchase. You don't need the manual to do the course, but you will need it to implement this approach successfully.
I recently completed the SMART Spelling Video Course online, and can highly recommend it. I found it very user friendly and easy to follow. It is a great program and something I have already stated implementing into my classroom. Michelle is so relatable, and her program really makes sense! It was great to be able to make comments as ask questions after each video and I also found it helpful to re-watch the concepts I wasn’t too sure about. Thanks Michelle.
Laura Rawnsley, Tecoma Primary School
The content of the video course and the face to face course is the same.
Letters and Sounds
The SMART Spelling Sequence
Giving Meaningful Feedback in Writing
The F - 6 Scope and Sequence
How Words Work: Letters
How Words Work: Sounds
How Words Work: Syllables
How Words Work: x and u
Either End of the Curve
Spelling Study Activities
The 4 SMART Spelling Rules
Answers to Your Questions
Thank you Michelle. This has been fascinating. I have always loved language and teaching reading and spelling, but I have learnt lots of new strategies through your videos. I am going to have such fun teaching my students using these new strategies.
Sue Gasser, Moldova
My favourite thing about the SMART Spelling Approach is how it really ‘lets kids in on the secret’. The explicit nature of the approach doesn’t shy away from using correct terminology with even the youngest of learners and empowers them to see themselves as capable and confident, readers, writers and spellers. I also love how whilst it is explicit and direct the weekly study approach provides the opportunity for word and spelling inquiry to also support an inquiry based philosophy to teaching and learning. After completing this course I am left feeling inspired and invigorated to start using this approach in my classroom. Thank you Michelle.
Maddison Cooper, Singapore
SMART Foundation is specifically for teachers of foundation classes - the first year of school.
It is video training presented by Michelle Hutchison that is supported by printable notes and you also get digital downloads that contain everything you need to use this approach straight away!Learn More
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