Fast ForWord Training for Schools
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Fast ForWord Training for Schools

Learn how to successfully implement Fast ForWord in your school. This course is brought to you by LearnFast Australia.
4.2 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
364 students enrolled
Created by Peter Barnes
Last updated 9/2014
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the neuroscience behind learning and language development.
Understand the neuroscience principles behind the development of the Fast ForWord programs.
Learn how to successfully implement the Fast ForWord programs in your school.
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Requirements
  • There are no specific requirements for this course.
Description

This course is for teachers who are about to implement Fast ForWord in their schools, or who simply want to understand more about the programs and how they could assist their students. The course will cover the neuroscience principles behind the Fast ForWord programs by beginning with language development and its connection to reading and learning. The organisation, sequencing and implementation of the Fast ForWord programs will be explained. The course will also cover how to manage and enrol students and track their progress. 

The course is delivered by video and printable resources. The videos are lectures given by Devon Barnes, clinical director at LearnFast Australia. Devon brings over 40 years of experience in helping struggling learners with language and learning difficulties. The course is administered by the Fast ForWord team at LearnFast Australia, who have been successfully helping learners with this great program since 1999.

The course should take you about 5 hours to complete, which includes time for watching the videos, reading the supporting material, and completing your course evaluation. If you wish to go deeper in your understanding of the Fast ForWord programs and the science involved, then please feel free to explore the recommended further readings given throughout the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Primary and secondary school teachers
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Curriculum For This Course
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How this Course Works
1 Lecture 00:53
What you need to do...
00:53
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Essential - The Fast ForWord Programs
3 Lectures 05:00
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Essential - Who Fast ForWord Helps, Sequencing & Effectiveness
4 Lectures 13:00


Effectiveness
05:03

Recommended Further Reading
00:03
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Essential - The Science Behind Fast ForWord
1 Lecture 04:35
Introduction to the Science Behind Fast ForWord
04:35
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Essential - Language Development and Reading
10 Lectures 50:26
Language and its Connection to Reading
02:22

The Neural Basis of Language
05:51

How We Learn Language
06:10

Giving Meaning to Sounds by Reinforcement
01:44

Sequential Language Development
01:52

Components of Language
07:51

Recommended Further Reading
00:13

Optional Extra Video - Improve Your Child's Literacy
08:52

Optional Extra Video - Auditory Processing Disorder and Dyslexia
08:14

Optional Extra Video - Adult Learning Development
07:17
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Essential - Managing and Enrolling Students
5 Lectures 01:11
Accessing Staff Login
00:20

Enrolling a Student - Individually and/or in a Group
00:24

Selecting Auto Assign and Reading Progress Indicator Settings (RPI)
00:09

Assign a Program to a Student
00:13

Enrolling More Students
00:04
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Recommended - Watch Language v2 Demonstration Videos
15 Lectures 32:43
Overview of the Demonstration Videos
00:41

Sky Gym demo video
03:22

Sky Gym Screen Explained
00:16

Skills Trained in Moon Ranch

  • Phonological Fluency
  • Sustained Attention

In this exercise, students are listening for a change of the sound. They indicate they heard it by clicking the chicken. When three correct answers are given in a row, the chicken moves to the next stump. If one is missed it returns to the first of the three and present them again.

Moon Ranch demo video
04:54

Moon Ranch Screen Explained
00:15

Robo Dog demo video
05:07

Robo Dog Screen Explained
00:13

Ele-bot demo video
04:10

Ele-bot Screen Explained
00:18

Space Commander demo video
03:45

Space Commander Screen Explained
00:26

Hoop Nut demo video
04:59

Hoop Nut Screen Explained
00:19

Whalien Match demo video
03:38

Whalien Match Screen Explained
00:17
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Recommended - Practise Your Fast ForWord Programs
2 Lectures 00:42
Ensure you have the right web browser on your computer
00:20

Access the Fast ForWord Demo Website
00:22
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Recommended - Progress Reports
1 Lecture 01:05
Guide to Progress Reports
01:05
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Recommended - Support
1 Lecture 00:48
How You Get Support
00:48
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About the Instructor
Peter Barnes
4.4 Average rating
10 Reviews
606 Students
7 Courses
Learning Innovator

Peter Barnes has a broad background and experience that ranges from adult education & training in a human resources context, through learning & business innovation, to the leadership of large organisations. He has also worked in finance journalism, accountancy, and digital marketing.

Peter has been involved with the LearnFast Group since 2003, when he joined his wife, Devon, to help her manage the growth in the numbers of schools and individuals using LearnFast’s educational software programs to address language and literacy challenges for learners of all ages. These programs are now delivered throughout southeast Australia and New Zealand.

Peter is a passionate snow skier and has a wide range of interests – from mirror neurons, to American politics (and many others!). Peter has a vision for improving the education of future generations through the innovative and creative use of emerging technologies.