Picture This! Spelling

  • Picture This! Spelling

An Innovative Pencil Free Approach to Effectively Teach Irregular Word Spelling Using Visualisations and Mnemonics.
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BRONWYNE VAN ZYL

Bronwyne van Zyl - Dyslexia Intervention Specialist -An experienced Specialist Dyslexia Teacher with 18 years international experience at senior level in the field of Specific Learning Differences and Academic Assessment, Bronwyne’s professional career, spanning four countries and many diverse cultures, has focused on empowering children with learning differences, building confidence, and creating unique approaches to ensure each student is taught the way they learn best.

Bronwyne van Zyl – Dyslexia Intervention Specialist – An experienced Specialist Dyslexia Teacher with 18 years international experience at senior level in the field of Specific Learning Differences and Academic Assessment, Bronwyne’s professional career, spanning four countries and many diverse cultures, has focused on empowering children with learning differences, building confidence, and creating unique approaches to ensure each student is taught the way they learn best. While completing her Master’s degree in Education SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) – Dyslexia Leadership, through Middlesex University, she used Picture This! Spelling to drive her research, proving that a pencil free visual approach to spelling really works!

Coming from an Orton-Gillingham background which simultaneously combines the visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities into a multi- sensory approach to teach reading and spelling to students with specific learning difference, she realised that finding a pencil free approach to teach spelling was crucial in order to address student wellbeing and confidence.

Bronwyne has been invited as a guest speaker at many conferences and workshops across the UAE, namely the MENA SEN Conference, Education Experts Middle East, Infinite Learning and SENCO Network workshops. Bronwyne is recognised for bringing creativity to bear upon the upliftment of each individual child through the development of individualised, customised programs, achieving excellent results.

Bronwyne is also a Specialist Assessor registered with the British Psychological Society and has found that her experience in assessment has allowed her insights into the types of errors students make when attempting to spell irregular words. With a background in the Arts, she has realised how important creativity is when teaching spelling. Bronwyne has gained years of experience while working in and leading specialised provisions throughout the Middle East and Africa, both in Primary and in Secondary. She is passionate about finding alternative methods of instruction to accommodate all her students, ultimately opening up possibilities for progress and achievement.

Programme Overview

 

Topic
Picture This! Spelling
Delivery Model A 4-week programme, with a 60-minute live session each week, plus relevant follow up tasks
Cost
  • AED 756 per delegate including VAT and a digital copy of Picture This! Spelling – An innovative pencil free approach to effectively teach irregular word spelling using visualisation and mnemonics written by Bronwyne
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday 6th October 2021
  • Discount available for bookings of 5 or more members of staff from the same school
  • If you wish to make an in-school booking for ten or more of your staff, please contact Rebecca Annand on rebecca@infinitelearning.ae

 

Dates & Times*

 

Face to Face Online sessions 4 hours programme
  • Session 1: Saturday 23rd October 2021
  • Session 2: Saturday 30th October 2021
  • Session 3: Saturday 6th November 2021
  • Session 4: Saturday 13th November 2021

4pm to 5pm UAE Time

  • Why use a pencil-Free Approach – Theory and research.
  • The Components of Picture This! Spelling.
  • Diagnostic and Tracking
  • Lesson Planning and a multi-sensory approach
Times are Dubai Time and calls last 1 hour

 

Programme Details:

 

Live Sessions using ZOOM

Session 1: Why Use a Pencil – Free Approach? Theory and Research

A look at the theory behind a pencil free approach as well as proven success based on data and research across 4 parameters (Arabic first language students, English First language students, Emirati’s, and Students with an identification of dyslexia.

Session 2: The Components of Picture This! Spelling

From understanding the Bouma to looking at patterns within irregular words.

Session 3: Diagnostic and Tracking

How to practically plan and deliver a full diagnostic and track success

Session 4: Lesson Planning and Multi-sensory Approach

How to plan a full Picture This! Spelling lesson and understanding a multi-sensory approach.

 

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Department Heads of KS1 and KS2; Leaders of Literacy, Specialist Teachers, Learning Support and Parents.

Intended Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Fully understand the benefits of a multi-sensory approach and how to teach spelling using visualisations and multi-sensory materials.
  • Be able to deliver a full lesson in Picture This! Spelling from a diagnostic to full lesson planning
  • Equip students with skills and strategies so that they can ultimately benefit within the classroom.

 

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Testimonials

Radhika – Learning Support Assistant.

“Bronwyne is an amazing instructor and teacher!”

 

Learning Support Teacher KS2.

“(The workshop was) Extremely well conducted and explained clearly, breaking it down right down to the basics so very easy to follow and understand”

 

Learning Support Teacher – Kings Al Barsha.

“Thank you so much for the fantastic training. You made it so easy by explaining it step by step. Only a passionate teacher would do that to spread the knowledge acquired”

 

Founder, Child Development Centre – Doha

“Bronwyne has demonstrated an impressive ability to lead, train and inspire members of our learning support team as well as our other departments. She is a dedicated, hardworking, and committed member of our team…”