Official SWR seminars have been taught in five foreign countries and all but 3 states: ME, VT, WY. A few are taught in the winter, spring and fall, but most seminars are in the summer.
Classes for 2021 are posted as they are set. We offer Zoom classes as well as in person training. Your expressed interest can help bring a class to your area or prompt another Zoom seminar.
So far we have many different Zoom classes this year as well as nine in-person teacher training classes in NC, MO, GA, KS, SC, and TX. More are in the works.
This calendar was last updated on August 28, 2021.
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 $150 regular/$75 for special guest. Three-day Basic Seminars are becoming popular. A full three-day class (either basic or advanced) costs $225 regular/ $112 for special guests. Some teachers also offer 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.
Would you like to help see your area added to the list? Contact Wanda at firstname.lastname@example.org