Fast ForWord Training for Schools

Learn how to successfully implement Fast ForWord in your school. This course is brought to you by LearnFast Australia.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

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.

What are the requirements?

  • There are no specific requirements for this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • Primary and secondary school teachers

What you get with this course?

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: How this Course Works
What you need to do...
Article
Section 2: Essential - The Fast ForWord Programs
Success Story - how Brodie's life was changed!
Preview
03:09
Why Fast ForWord?
Preview
01:25
Fast ForWord Organisation
Article
Section 3: Essential - Who Fast ForWord Helps, Sequencing & Effectiveness
Who Fast ForWord Helps
Preview
05:05
Sequencing
Preview
02:49
Effectiveness
05:03
Recommended Further Reading
Article
Section 4: Essential - The Science Behind Fast ForWord
Introduction to the Science Behind Fast ForWord
04:35
Section 5: Essential - Language Development and Reading
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
Article
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
Section 6: Essential - Managing and Enrolling Students
Accessing Staff Login
Article
Enrolling a Student - Individually and/or in a Group
Article
Selecting Auto Assign and Reading Progress Indicator Settings (RPI)
Article
Assign a Program to a Student
Article
Enrolling More Students
Article
Section 7: Recommended - Watch Language v2 Demonstration Videos
Overview of the Demonstration Videos
Article
Sky Gym demo video
03:22
Sky Gym Screen Explained
Article
04:54

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03:38
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Section 8: Recommended - Practise Your Fast ForWord Programs
Ensure you have the right web browser on your computer
Article
Access the Fast ForWord Demo Website
Article
Section 9: Recommended - Progress Reports
Guide to Progress Reports
Article
Section 10: Recommended - Support
How You Get Support
Article
Section 11: Essential - Course Evaluation
Complete Your Course Evaluation
Article
Let us know you've finished!
Article

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Instructor Biography

Peter Barnes, 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.

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