Calendar for SWR Basic Classes
Over the years official Spell to Write and Read seminars have been taught in five foreign countries and all but four states: CT, ME, VT, WY. In any given year, we provide training in many different cities distributed in an average of half of the states. We will again have many classes in the coming year. Some classes are taught in the winter, spring and fall, but most seminars will be in the summer.
Classes for the year are posted as they are set. Many more will follow. Your interest can help bring a class to your area.
This calendar was last updated on July 8, 2015.
CLASS CONTENTS :
This hands-on seminar demonstrates how we use spelling as the foundation for teaching writing and reading. All grades pre-K to 12 benefit. In this two-day seminar you will receive
an overview of the program, its methodologies, and historical background.
For the greater part of the course the instructor will teach you as if you
were the child learning from scratch. This experience with you being the
student will help you better understand SWR and give you confidence to
teach the program to your children. Learn how to teach English in a
logical, consistent way regardless of the student's ability level.
Duffy who selected SWR for her newly released curriculum guide of the 100
Top Picks reports: "Wanda and other teachers she has trained and endorsed
offer seminars across the country and in Canada. I have received many
positive reports from those who have attended Wanda's seminars and have
used her materials. They tell me that Wanda gives them practical
instruction that really works."
One class attendee wrote: "I
have learned more in this two-day course than in all my twelve years in
school. I feel I have gained more confidence to teach."
TEACHER PREP FOR CLASS: Advanced study of the Spell to Write and Read teacher's manual is highly recommended before attending a training class. It is especially essential to get a working knowledge of the phonograms ahead of time. Read the introduction and the appendix to SWR. Especially look over the Scope and Sequence and practice giving the spelling dictation scripted in Step 12.
SEMINAR COSTS: The price for a full two-day Basic Seminar is $135 regular/$68 for special guest. Three-day Basic Seminars are now becoming popular. A full three-day class (either basic or advanced) costs $195 regular/ $98 for special guests. Some teachers are also offering a shorter class called a Practicum. The special guest discount does not apply to a Practicum. Consult with the trainer for the focus of any particular Practicum and for the specific cost.
Payment must be made in US funds. Most trainers do not receive credit card payment for class registration. Special guests include: additional family members of same immediate family, single parents, missionaries, senior pastors and wives, alumni of an earlier BASIC class taught by an endorsed trainer. Some work scholarship may be available.
HOW TO USE THE CALENDAR: If you see a location that would be good for you, click on the date and you will find additional information, including who to contact for added information such as location and space availability.
Would you like to help see your area added to the list? Contact Wanda at firstname.lastname@example.org