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

Venue Date
Talavera Road Office Macquarie Park 11 March 2020

For more information, contact Michael Myerscough

Metropolitan South

Venue Date
Arncliffe Education Office 10 March
Miranda Education Office 11 March
Riverwood Education Office 13 March

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Regional North

Venue Date
Adamstown Education Office 18 February
Maitland Education Office 19 February
Tuggerah Education Office 20 February
Tuggerah Education Office 30 April
Adamstown Education Office 14 May
Maitland Education Office 27 May

For more information, contact Davina Bowen

Regional South

Venue Date
Glenfield Education Office 4 March
Campbelltown Education Office 12 March
Warilla Education Office 25 March

For more information, contact Sherrie Meyers

Rural North

Venue Date
Tamworth Education Office 22 January
Murwillumbah Education Office 12 February
Goonellabah Education Office 14 February
Bangamalanha Centre Dubbo 17 February
Muswellbrook South Public School 17 February
Glenn Innes Public School 20 February
Glenroy Public School 25 February
Young High School 4 March
Murwillumbah Education Office 4 March
Port Macquarie Education Office 5 March
Goonellabah Education Office 6 March
Stroud Road Public School 10 March
Casino Public School 13 March
Coffs Harbour Education Office 17 March
Grafton - Westlawn Public School 19 March

For more information, contact Jill Dutton

Rural South and West

Venue Date
Broken Hill Education Office 7 February 
Bangamalanha Centre Arthur St Dubbo 10 February 
Merimbula Public School 12 February 
Batemans Bay Education Office 13 February 
Griffith East Public School 13 February 
Queanbeyan Education Office 17 February 
Lithgow  - Cooerwull Public School 19 February 
West Wyalong High School 28 February 
Narrandera TAFE 6 March 
Wagga Wagga Education Office 16 March 

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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