We are excited to present the AGENDA for our one-day conference on Saturday 27 October 2018.
If you have been searching for a straightforward, cost effective and proven method to teach students to read, we encourage you to join us to learn more about the Phono-Graphix reading and spelling method.
This conference is relevant for anyone interested in literacy, whether this is your first exposure to Phono-Graphix or if you've been using it for a long time. 
We look forward to sharing highlights and new trends discussed at the recent International Phono-Graphix Conference in Seattle and all accredited Phono-Graphix Reading Therapists will have the option to apply for advanced certification after this conference. 
We will also unveil a unique model that we have successfully created and implemented in partnership with St. Peter's and Diepsloot Combined Schools. We believe this model can be replicated across the country and the continent to achieve our audacious goal of Teaching Africa to read.  : - )
We hope you can attend this interactive and informative conference. 
A full agenda is below, as well as a link to the registration form. 
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Sharing Solutions:
An Interactive Learning Experience
Presented by:  Read For Africa
Date:  27 October 2018
Venue:  Pinnacle College Kyalami
New home of Summit College, Corner of Lynx and
Caracal Roads, Kyalami, Gauteng 

8:00    Registration Begins

8:30     Welcome - Cheryl Naidoo Principal, Pinnacle College Kyalami

8:45    Introduction to the Phono-Graphix Reading and Spelling Method - Jenny Taylor, Read For Africa

10:15  Break Coffee and Tea

10:30   Creating a Winning Partnership
This presentation will focus on an extraordinary strategic collaboration and the measurable impact derived from it as St. Peter’s School, Read For Africa, Edu Fun (an NGO focused on improving literacy) and Diepsloot Combined School work together to achieve the goal of teaching Africa to read.
  • The partnership focuses on teaching reading through Phono-Graphix in a consistent and meaningful way which benefits all parties involved.
  • Conference attendees will learn about the history of this partnership as well as specific steps and guidance for creating and implementing a similar partnership programme.

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch and Networking

1:15 - 2:30 Project Updates: Panel Discussion and Q&A

Learn from your colleagues in the field of literacy education, who have been using Phono-Graphix for many years. All these panellists collaborate with Read For Africa to enhance and further develop winning formulas that encourage a Whole School Approach to teaching reading and assessing learners in English and Afrikaans.
  • Dr Eirwen Oswald - Incorporating a Whole School Approach to teaching reading and spelling using Phono-Graphix and benefits of teachers doing an internship.
  • Melanie Smith & Chenelle Cohen - Psych Assess - PARAS Assessment Results and development of norms for South Africa as well as the benefits of establishing norms within your school per grade.

  • Marietjie Lind - Pinnacle College Kyalami - The creation and launch of new English Phono-Graphix workbook.
  • Marlize Joubert – Read to Succeed Reading Centre - Implementing Phono-Graphix in Afrikaans.
2:30 - 2:45 Break and the Opportunity to Chat with Panel Presenters

2:45 - 4:00 - Table Discussions: Lessons Learned/Success Stories and Report Back
This session will provide
  • a unique opportunity to network with colleagues to discuss topics covered throughout the day.
  • highlights from the International Phono-Graphix Conference in Seattle earlier this year 
4:00 - Conference Closing Remarks - Jenny Taylor, Read For Africa

4: 10 - 5:00 Special Session

All accredited Phono-Graphix Reading Therapists and Phono-Graphix Champions at our member schools will be invited to stay for a small group discussion about taking PG to the next level through advanced certification to becoming a mentor and more.



Conference Fee including handouts, a light lunch and other refreshments:      

R450 per person includes refreshments and a light lunch. 
Individual RFA members and current interns* receive a discount of R50 off the regular fee and pay R400 
(*current interns include people who have attended the initial PG course in 2018)
Staff of member schools may attend for R100 per person. 


Download the registration form here to book your place


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