Calendar for SWR Teacher Training Classes

CLASS SCHEDULES: Official Spell to Write and Read seminars have been taught in five foreign countries and all but three states: ME, VT, WY. For years we have provided training in many different cities around the country. Some classes are taught in the winter, spring and fall, but most seminars will be in the summer.

Classes for 2019 are posted as they are set. So far this summer we have posted Basic seminars in June in MO, OR, SC, TN; In July in MD, NC ,SC & TX; in August in BC, CA, CO, MO, MT, NE, NJ, PA, & TX, and in September in OR . A three-day Advanced is scheduled in July in KS and in Aug in CA & CO. Watch for more to come. Your expressed interest can help bring a class to your area.

This calendar was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.

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 a regular 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 as the student will help you better understand SWR and give you confidence to teach the program to others. Learn how to teach English in a logical, consistent way regardless of the student's ability level. One class attendee wrote: "I have learned more in this two-day course than in all my years in school. I feel I have gained more confidence to teach."

TEACHER PREP FOR CLASS: Advanced study of Spell to Write and Read is highly recommended. Get a working knowledge of the phonograms. Read the introduction to SWR. Look over the Scope and Sequence and practice spelling dictation as 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.

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.

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