Implementing PLD - Early Years (T3;15-Aug-2024)

Implementing PLD - Early Years (T3;15-Aug-2024)

9:00am, 15th Aug 2024 - 3:30pm, 15th Aug 2024

Caitlin Brandt

Structured Synthetic Phonics

O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston Qld 4051

$210.00 Members | $249.00 Non-Members | $210.00 Specialist Teacher

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Registration closes at 12:00pm, 8th Aug 2024

Event Details

This seminar explains the implementation of PLD’s structured synthetic phonics programs (SSP) within the Early Years.

It outlines PLD’s targeted teaching and the associated tracking and reporting of skill development. The implementation of this preventative program aims to set up young learners for success in their literacy acquisition.


What does the training cover?

  • The evidence-base for Structured Synthetic Phonics.
  • Early-Years based pre-literacy skill teaching; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language (vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences).
    How can these skills be facilitated? Answer: 3-5 minute sessions presented several times in a day.
  • Screening: After 6 weeks of instruction, skill acquisition is reviewed by presenting a sub-test on the PLD Early Years Pre-Literacy Screen.
  • The tracking of progress will focus staff on the specific needs of all students within the class and also identify the children who require support.
  • Explanation of Early Years based motor, pre-writing pattern and letter formation teaching.
    Short speech pathology-derived oral language targeted teaching which facilitates the ability to speak in grammatically correct sentences.
  • Researchers consistently advocate for early intervention and preventative programs in the Early Years.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of PLD’s scope and sequence for Preparatory to Year 6. This is PLD’s best-selling resource ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence' and is valued at $82.50.

This resource is central to establishing a whole school approach and consistency across year levels and across classrooms.

It provides phonic concepts for Reception to Year 6 along with phonemic (and phonological awareness) skills, spelling rules, spelling words, high-frequency words, placement tests, term reviews, guidelines for explicit teaching, and screening options which can then be plotted onto PLD tracking sheets.

The Phonic and Sight Word Sequence book can be previewed online here. (click on the cover to view sample pages)


About the presenter:

Caitlin Brandt (Ba Ed, Early Childhood)

Educator and QLD Schools Manager at PLD.

Caitlin is an educational leader who has experience in leading and implementing PLD at a classroom, school and regional level. She has been a teacher, coach, literacy mentor, and deputy principal demonstrating her knowledge and expertise in a variety of roles. Caitlin was the QLD teacher delegate for the recent Australian Curriculum review for English and has worked in many different school settings from small schools to large P-12 schools. Caitlin’s area of expertise is teaching children to read and write using explicit teaching strategies and the use of evidence-based programs. 



O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston Qld 4051

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  • 1 day training course. 
  • Copy of ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence‘ book (valued at $82.50)
  • Light lunch provided. (Please provide your menu preference of vegetarian, gluten free or dairy free on registration. Catering preferences cannot be changed with less than 7 days notice of course start date. We may not be able to cater for specific allergies/dietary requirements as we have set menu options with caterers)

How to register:

1. Online: Click the green 'Register Now' button below to book and pay online. (Instant confirmation but please allow 2 business days for your Tax Invoice to be emailed)

  • Online registration is required so participant details are captured for the enrollment and course reminder database. (You may be prompted to create an Account if you do not already have one)
  • If your school cannot pay online, please call our Accounts Team during business hours to discuss your individual circumstances.

Important Notes

1. Member rate; must be logged in with credentials to receive discount.
2. Payment is required at the time of booking to confirm your registration and is non-refundable. 
3. If you are unable to attend, you may: 
   3.a. Opt for a Credit Note for a future course. 14 days notice is required.
   3.b. Transfer your ticket to another person. 7 days notice required.
4. Changes requested within 6 days of start date are not able to be made, as course details are confirmed with venue/trainer.
5. Speld Qld reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event if minimum numbers (as determined by us) are not met, or if the presenter is unable to attend. You may choose to transfer to the new event, send another attendee in your place or receive a refund.


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