This Teach Along begins on July 25th, 2022

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A practical roadmap to get all children on the road to reading proficiency

In this 12 Week Teach Along you will learn to fully implement systematic reading instruction to get every child in your early childhood class on the road to reading without worksheets, guessing strategies or tears. 


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Before I tell you more about this action focused program, let’s talk about who it is for:

Whether you’re

  • A Foundation, Year 1 or Year 2 Teacher
  • A beginning teacher looking for a way forward
  • An experienced teacher who wants to refine your practice and build on what you already know. Perhaps you sense that there is ‘something missing’ in your reading instruction but aren’t quite sure what it is.
  • A school leader or curriculum coach looking for practical, real life ways to support your team.

You are in the right place. Read on about exactly how this Teach Along will give you the tools, information and support to help you build your ‘kit bag’ of teaching skills and get every child reading.

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By the End of this Teach Along You Will Have: 

  • Developed a strong understanding of how to teach the
    6 components of reading instruction according to the science.
  • Planned and conducted lessons using the explicit teaching model
  • Developed an explicit and highly effective daily literacy block
  • Conducted daily shared writing lessons in your class
  • Planned and taught lessons with the aim of building strong oral language skills in students
  • Assessed and taught phonological and phonemic awareness skills
  • Planned and taught systematic, explicit phonics lessons according to the science of reading
  • Assessed and monitored students’ phonics skills
  • Used decodable texts to support children’s reading skills
  • Implemented sentence level transcription routines
  • Taught irregular, high frequency words in a way that support children’s reading and spelling development without guessing
  • Considered text level reading and comprehension development

What's New in 2022?

1 - In 2022 you will receive a hard copy Teach Along participant workbook delivered straight to your door to enable you to record all of your learning throughout the 12 weeks.  No more rushing to print the worksheets or losing pieces of paper.  (Valued at $40)

NEW Module 1 Workbook - Foundation

2 - In 2022 you will also have the opportunity to submit a video of you teaching or submit an audio or video question for direct feedback and coaching support.  This additional coaching support enables you to take your learning and implementation to the next level and experience personalised coaching. This is not a requirement, but an opportunity to maximise growth. 
(Valued at $220)

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Enrol in the Reading Success in the Early Primary Years Teach Along
Choose the price option that best fits your needs:

3 Monthly Payments Of

$128 + GST

per month for three months

One Time Payment

$379 + GST

once only
Jocelyn Seamer
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“After a few years teaching Kinder, I began to wonder how effective my teaching practices were. Not for the mainstream kids, but whether I was developing skills and knowledge to really help kids at both extremes. The Teach Along has given me confidence and new information to be more aware of the nuances in the teaching of reading that ensure I am reaching all of my students. I feel empowered to keep the momentum going and feel safe in the knowledge that my methods are based on the science of reading.”

Jocelyn Seamer
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“The practical nature of this teach along is what sets the teach along apart from the many hours of PD I have self funded over the last few years. The way you simplify things for teachers and encourage us to trial teaching routines with what we have, instead of feeling like we need to run out and buy/laminate new materials all the time was so refreshing.”

Jocelyn Seamer
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“The set up of the teach-a-long means I can take this at a pace that is conducive to learning. Small amounts of information is provided as short videos which I can refer back to as I need. This is brilliant!! Thank you for this as a resource I can look back on to help me consolidate what I am learning.
I really appreciate the time and effort you have made to make this all come together - the tech / templates / helpfulness. Love this! ”

Jocelyn Seamer
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“So I’m busting to share! I’m in a low SEI school and every year without fail I have 5-6 kids that just never get there by the end of the year (PP). Now with the combination of Jocelyn Seamer Education Teach Alongs and other SoR practices I currently only have 2 kids that can not write and read cvc words. Without the change I would still have 5-6, but the can do it with teacher support AND it’s only half way through term 2!”

Foundation Teacher

Jocelyn Seamer
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“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, so practical and informative!! When I reached the end of module 9 I could honestly say that I had achieved my goals and answered all questions I had written down at the start.”

Jocelyn Seamer
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“You made me feel like a professional and helped me to take the pressure off my expectations. I liked the goal setting sessions.

Cecily


It is has just been so encouraging to know that this journey is a new one for Teachers all over Australia. I also really loved how you were constantly reassuring us that there is no such thing as perfection and that to be open to the journey of changing our teaching of reading practice as it relates to the needs of our context.

Karen”

What's Inside

Scroll through to see the full list of modules

Module 1 - High Impact Teaching Strategies

Module 2 - The Literacy Block

Module 3 - Oral Language and Vocabulary

Module 4 - Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Module 5 - Phonics Lessons - Phoneme/grapheme correspondence

Module 6 - Phonics Lesson - Blending and Segmenting

Module 7 - Assessment

Module 8 - Using Decodable Texts

Module 9 - F - Irregular High Frequency Words - Year 1/2 Moving on from Decodable Texts 

Module 10 - Wrapping up and Making Plans for the Term to Come 


How the Teach Along Works

A Teach Along allows you to learn a little bit, teach a little bit, get some support and refine.  You can work at your own pace or follow along with the modules as they are available. Either way, you will be supported by the terrific group of colleagues who are completing the Teach Along with you.  Live sessions are delivered via Zoom. Recordings and all course materials are all stored on my online platform enabling you to consume the content in a way that works for you. You have lifetime access! 

The Reading Success in the Early Primary Years Teach Along includes 9 implementation modules that show you literally everything you need to get your students reading in the first years of school.

You will build your confidence to teach reading as all elements of the course are broken down into small 'chunks' and presented one at a time.  This helps you and your students to get quick results and remember the reason you started teaching in the first place!

In addition, you'll receive four special bonuses. Keep reading to learn more. 

You’ll be given access to one module per week (except for the two implementation weeks) – so that you have ample time to dive into the lessons and implement that portion before moving on.

I do this to protect your time, attention and focus while sparing you from the intensive overwhelm that can stop us from fully realising the potential of the professional learning we undertake.

This Teach Along can be completed week by week as modules are released or self-paced to suit your own circumstances.

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Plus these bonuses to help you generate unstoppable momentum
(and keep it) so that your students end the year with a bang!

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Bonus #1 – Included when you enrol

(Valued at $129)

12 weeks of support from Jocelyn inside the Private Reading Success in the Early Primary Years Facebook group.

What you’ll get

  • Answers to your most pressing questions so that you can have immediate feedback. 
  • The chance to have a look inside other people's classrooms - many members share photos and stories with the group - you will have the chance to learn from the experiences of others. 
  • A space to overcome isolation and constantly refill your motivation tank by connecting with other Foundation Teachers who ‘get’ where you are coming from.
  • After the 12 week Teach Along you’ll move into a closed Facebook Group exclusively for those people who have completed a Teach Along with me.

Bonus #2 – Included when you enrol

(Valued at $45)

5 x ‘done for you’ PowerPoint Presentations to get your Phonological and Phonemic Awareness teaching happening straight away.

What you’ll get

  • 5 x PowerPoints covering phonological and phonemic awareness skills.
  • Each PowerPoint is based in a popular picture book to provide context for your students.
  • You will also receive a Teaching Guide for Phonological and Phonemic Awareness with a range of teaching activities that you can try in your classroom.
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Bonus #3 – Included when you enrol

(Valued at $160)

Access to my Video Knowledge Library full of the most important information about the science of reading.

What you’ll get

18 x videos covering a range of topics including:

  • What the science of reading means
  • The explicit teaching model
  • Evidence based/high impact teaching strategies
  • Stages of language development
  • End of foundation expectations according to the Australian Curriculum
  • Phonological and Phonemic awareness
  • Identifying possible students with reading difficultly
  • Cognitive Load
  • How words work phonology
  • How words work Morphology
  • How words work Etymology
  • How the English language developed
  • Schwa
  • Stages in learning the code
  • The role of phonics
  • Decodable Text vs Predictable Text
  • The alphabetic code terminology
  • Comprehension and Fluency expectations

Bonus #4 – Included when you enrol

(Valued at $360)

Group coaching sessions

What you’ll get

  • 10 x group coaching and check-in sessions available for the 30 minutes prior to the weekly module delivery. 
  • These sessions are a combination of reflection and goal setting lead by me and check-in with other participants to share and learn from others. 
  • You will learn two coaching protocols that you can take back to school and use with your team.
  • The option to create a personal on-line forum with your study buddies so that you can interact in a private, Non-Facebook space and stay in-touch after the Teach Along ends. 
  • Support and encouragement 'in-person' for your teaching journey

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Enrol in Reading Success in the First Year of School Today
Pick the price option that best fits your needs:

3 Monthly Payments Of

$128 + GST

per month for three months

One Time Payment

$379 + GST

once only

And you'll be backed by my 14 day money back guarantee

14 day guarantee

Let me say this upfront.

The Reading Success In The First Year Of School Teach Along is the most comprehensive and practical course for teachers who are committed to implementing the science of reading in their classroom.

Now here’s the thing.

By the end of the first 14 days you will have received access to the knowledge library and the first two modules of the Teach Along.

Meaning that you will have had a chance to plan your instructional routines and design your perfect literacy block according to the Science of Reading.

If, after the first 14 days of the Teach Along you don’t feel motivated or think that this is the right course for you, then get in touch with me, show me the work you have done so far and I will refund your investment. See my full refund policy here.

Enrol in Reading Success in the First Year of School Today
Pick the price option that best fits your needs:

3 Monthly Payments Of

$128 + GST

per month

One Time Payment

$379 + GST

once only

Frequently Asked Questions

Burning Questions That Others Have Asked About Participating in A Teach Along:

I have small children. What if I can’t keep up with the program?

There is no keeping up and no falling behind.  Teach Alongs are designed to allow you to access the materials in your time and your own pace.

There seems to be a lot of information. Are you sure I can manage it all?

Of course! If you are hungry to be a better teacher and are committed to getting results for every student, then you will be just fine. Remember, you have lifetime access to the Teach Along materials so you can take it one little bit at a time.   You don’t need to implement everything all at once.

Do I need tech skills to participate?

If you can access your email you have the necessary skills to participate. The Simplero Site where the Teach Along ‘lives’ is as easy to use as clicking a button. If you have any technical difficulties, just get in touch. You aren’t on your own!

When I join up, will I get immediate access to all the modules?

No.  A module is released each week of the Teach Along (except for the implementation weeks) to give you the opportunity to take things slowly and not be overloaded by too much information all at once.

I am an early career/mid-career/experienced teacher. Is this Teach Along for me?

Yes!  Whether you are an early career or experienced teacher there are things to learn from this Teach Along.  For newer teachers, I will provide you with easy to use lesson templates and resources so that you can focus on teaching your students instead of trying to figure everything else for yourself.   For more experienced teachers, you will have the opportunity to revisit many aspects of teaching practice and refine your skills.

Still “Thinking About It?”

You should give Reading Success in the First Year a chance if you are motivated by any of the following:

  • You have a feeling that there are better ways to help your children build strong reading foundations but are not entirely confident about what they are.

  • You have a burning desire to reach EVERY child in your class. Not just some.

  • You have been trying to learn more about the Science of Reading on your own but are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there. You just want things to be Simple!

  • Your students have been getting some ok results in previous years but you want those results to be better.

  • You have a good grasp on the theory behind the science of reading and now need to see things in action to know how to bring it all to life.
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I am super excited to be supporting you over the next 12 weeks.

Learning about the science of reading and how to implement has literally changed the lives of the children in my classrooms, particularly those who are at risk in some way. Changing and refining practice is about more than system data. It is about giving children the ultimate strong start to their lives. 

We know that children who start behind, usually stay behind. Very few children will ‘catch up’ in the years following their Foundation year. We also know that if we can make sure that children have fundamental reading skills in the first year of school they are set up to achieve great things. 

I can’t wait to show you how to make your teaching even stronger so that every child in your class can look at you with the spark of success in their eyes. After all, isn’t THAT why you became a teacher in the first place?

If you choose to accept my invitation to grow in your practice and commit to participating fully, I guarantee that the 12 weeks of the Reading Success in the First Year of School Teach Along will help you grow in confidence, skills and the ability to support every student in your class.

I look forward to meeting you inside this All-in Teach Along!

Take care,

Jocelyn

Enrol in Reading Success in the First Year of School Today
Pick the price option that best fits your needs:

3 Monthly Payments Of

$128 + GST

per month for three months

One Time Payment

$397 + GST

once only