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Keep the 1st Wednesday of the month free for our webinars.

Throughout 2021, ASLA will continue to provide high quality professional development in the form of regular online webinars. It is possible to update your skills and knowledge of current issues relevant to teacher librarians in the comfort of your own home. Webinars are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, are of one-hour duration and delivered by experts in the field. ASLA is a NSW accredited provider of QTC registered professional development so your participation can contribute to the maintenance of your teacher accreditation.

Click here for detailed instructions for connecting and participating in the webinars.

How to support literacy with phonemic awareness

Date: Wednesday 6 October 2021

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm AEST 
(The correct starting time for your time zone will be provided when you register.)


Outcomes for attendees (what the participants will be able to do after they listen to you)

  1. Discuss how Dr Seuss led the way with systematic phonics in stories.

  2. Identify the differences between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness - and systematic phonics.

  3. How systematic phonics supports early reading success.

  4. Learn how to incorporate systematic phonics into reading. 

Target Audience: Primary school teachers.


Judith attributes Dr Seuss’ fantastical tales about faraway places to her love of writing children’s books. She is an English teacher, intrepid traveller and modern wordsmith. After teaching phonemic awareness to children in Europe, the Middle East, India and China, Judith saw a growing need to support diversity in schools. Judith’s passion for developing children’s learning of phonics and phonemic awareness has resulted in wonderfully written and illustrated books that highlight the complexities of our written English, while developing children’s imagination, language and vocabulary in young readers. 

After returning to Melbourne for the launch of her first children’s book The Oo in Uluru, Judith has since won the Speech Pathology (Australia) Children’s Book of the Year (2019). 

Member Rate - $20.00
Non Member Rate - $40.00

If you are being funded by your school, please ensure you have sought approval before initiating registration as refunds may not be able to be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: This counts as Teacher Identified professional learning with NESA and TQI and is NOT accredited.


NB Registration closes on Tuesday 5 October 2021.

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All registrants will receive the recording for a month, whether or not they attend alive.

Live participants will receive a certificate.

Cancellation Policy

Should you be unable to attend the webinar, a substitute delegate is welcome.  All cancellations or alterations to registration must be made via an email to the webinar organiser at the Australian School Library Association. 

  • A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made on cancellations received 3 weeks before the event.
  • After this time, no refunds will be made.
  • All refunds will be paid after the conclusion of the webinar.

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