The SMART Spelling course is filled with practical knowledge for primary school teachers. You'll join the thousands of other teachers, all across Australia, who are thrilled with the depth of knowledge they and their students develop using the SMART approach.
You'll love such a sensible approach to teaching spelling.
The words 'love' and 'spelling' in the same sentence! We often hear
"it just makes so much sense"!
To implement this approach successfully you'll need 2 things:
you need to do the course!
The course is full of practical content that prioritises what to actually do in your classroom. It shows you how to use the 4 spelling knowledges to deliver both explicit lessons, and how to give meaningful feedback to students at the point of need, when they are writing independently. The course is equivalent to a whole school day and can be done online at any time that suits you, or you can come along to a face to face presented by Michelle Hutchison.
The contents of the online course is the same as the face to face courses. The same notes and the same slides...and quite possibly the same jokes!
Orders are done easily online and payment is either with a credit card or payment later by bank transfer. If you have a purchase order number from your school, you can enter it at checkout, if not just leave it blank.
A tax invoice will be emailed to you automatically.
$149 per person
The online course is broken up into 14 digestible videos. You can do it all at once in one school day, or over a few shorter sessions, if you'd prefer. It comes with 48 pages of comprehensive notes to print out to support your learning!
There's a total of 2.5 hours of video content that takes a whole school day to complete thoroughly, by the time you do the activities, type in questions in the login area (for Michelle to answer) and read answers to other people's questions and the answers to those too!
You'll have access for a month from the date of purchase and you can re-watch as many times as you like within that time.
You will receive a certificate of completion for 5 hours of professional leaning.
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.
$387 per person
Come along and meet Michelle at a face to face course. All of our courses are hosted centrally at city CBD venues, that are only a short walk from major train stations.
We also start at 9:30am to help with travel time and the course finishes before 3:30pm.
The $387 price includes a 263 page SMART Spelling manual (retail $88), printed notes, morning tea and lunch.
Click on the dates below to book.
2020 - school holidays
Term 1, 2020
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 started 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
I am sitting here loving your video course. It is so informative. It's very easy to follow, easy to access and very helpful! Absolutely something all teachers should listen to!
Candace Freeman, Eastside Lutheran College, Tasmania
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
SMART Foundation is specifically for teachers of foundation classes - the first year of school. This complements the SMART Spelling course and goes further into specific for beginners.
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!
Ideally foundation teachers need both the SMART Spelling course (F-6) and SMART Foundation.Learn More
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