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Introduction to Fast ForWord for Teachers

Learn how to successfully implement Fast ForWord in your school. This course is brought to you by LearnFast Australia.
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Last updated 1/2014
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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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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 2 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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About the Instructor
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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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