Effective reading: phonological awareness


This professional learning provides Kindergarten teachers with an opportunity to explore the practical application of evidence based teaching of reading.

Who should participate?

K-2 teachers (specifically aimed at Kindergarten teachers)

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face (one day).


This professional learning focuses on exploring how phonological awareness and oral language is necessary for effective reading instruction. Teachers will gain an understanding of how phonological awareness can be explicitly and systematically taught.

Completing this course will help teachers to:

  • reflect and implement evidence based reading practices, with an understanding of the necessary components of effective instruction
  • plan, assess and differentiate effective instruction to support the development of phonological awareness for students, within a reading program
  • explore practical aspects of phonological awareness teaching and learning in the classroom

Register for 'Effective Reading: Phonological Awareness' via MyPL [Course code RG04908]

Dates and Location

Metropolitan North

Excelsior Public School 5 August, 9 August & 2 September
(3 afternoon sessions)
Nirimba Education Office 12 September

For more information, contact Michael Myerscough

Metropolitan South

Miranda Education Office 28 August
Riverwood Education Office 30 August
Strathfield Education Office 2 September
Miranda Education Office13 November
Strathfield Education Office20 November

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Regional North

Maitland Education Office6 November
Adamstown Education Office 19 November      

For more information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Glenfield Education Office 27 August
Campbelltown Education Office 12 September

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Rural North

Murwillumbah Education Office 26 August
Westlawn Public School 27 August
Excelsior Public School 2 September
Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus11 September
Murwillumbah Education Office 17 October
Forster Education Office23 October
Murwillumbah East Public School15 November

For more information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West

Merimbula Public School (LMBR Training room) 27 August
Dubbo - iTeach Arthur St 30 August
Batemans Bay Education Office 12 September
Hay Public School 17 September
Albury Education Office 19 September
Griffith Public School 26 November
Tallimba Public School 28 November

For more information, contact Kerrie Vogele (South) - Kerrie.Vogele@det.nsw.edu.au or Leone Dewhurst (West)- Leone.Dewhurst@det.nsw.edu.au

NESA Registered Professional Development

Completing 'Effective reading: phonological awareness' [Course code RG04908] will contribute to 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.5.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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