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About PLD's evidence-based approach to literacy & learning.
We are having a parent workshop, do you have any suggestions of content we can use?
Parent education sessions are a key way for educators to share tips on how parents can prepare their children for school and what they will learn. Typically conducted on an annual basis, parent sessions give the school the chance to equip their community with the tools that will reinforce their school based learning. PLD has developed specific
Can I trade-in old resources?
Yes. PLD provides a 20% discount on the revised version of the resources you would like to trade-in. Please carefully follow the steps below to ensure that you complete this form accurately. Step 1. Download the current schools request for resources and training form HERE. Step 2. Print off your accession list of PLD titles, and have it next to you as a reference while you complete the ‘How many
Is there evidence based research that provides support for PLD's structured synthetic phonics approach?
There are several studies that we can provide you with that will provide support for PLD’s structured synthetic phonics approach. PLD received significant mentions in the 2015 ‘High Performing School: what do they have in common?’ (Louden) research. You can find a summary of the research here and the whole article here(https://pld-literacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/High-performing-primary-schools-what-t
What are PLD's opening hours?
PLD Regular Opening Hours Monday - 9:30am to 4:30pm Tuesday to Thursday - 9:30am to 2:30pm Friday - 9:30am to 2:00pm However orders can be placed on our website at https://pld-literacy.org 24/7. Should you wish to arrange an appointment outside these hours, please contact us here(firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Outside hours appointment request). We endeavour to answer emails within 24 hours, if you have not heard from us please call or
What are some alternatives to having Diana conduct a PD at our school?
An option for staff professional learning/development when schools are unable to secure the dates they are seeking or when staff budgets are limited are the PLD Online Courses. Our most popular online courses have been updated for 2020, have been very positive. Staff can view the content online for 3 months and a certificate is awarded at the end of the course. The online courses provide the information required for implementation, but it is common that a ‘Q and A’ session is scheduled in a sta
Does SPELD recognise PLD's programs?
Keep in mind that there is a range of SPELD organisations around Australia, and there are differences in how each operates. Each SPELD organisation is extremely busy catering for large numbers of students and families, but in general PLD has a positive working relationship with as many of the SPELD's as we can manage. Most SPELD's have been supplied with a collection of the PLD programs for their libraries and PLD also collaborates annually with workshop presentations. PLD's 'structured synthet
What does PLD stand for?
PLD is dedicated to Promoting Literacy Development through our resources which deliver outcomes across 3 core areas: Literacy, Oral Language and Movement & Motor. This specialised approach, derived from the disciplines of education, speech pathology and occupational therapy, helps teachers develop the whole child so students 3 - 11 years of age reach their academic potential. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/1dc11595-a661-468e-a20d-8a0467d972dd/2ea23ba1-becd-4
Are your products suitable for home use?
Absolutely. We’ve made a special effort to make our products easy to use so parents can implement a supplemental learning system at home. You can also use our resources as part of a home schooling curriculum.
Where is nearby parking?
Nib Stadium parking is the easiest parking. It is located on Pier St, Perth. For WA seminars, refer to the map and details below: PLD parking options For NT seminars, free parking is available at the venue: 64 Cavenagh St, Darwin NT 0800, Australia For Qld seminars, parking is available at several local carparks, the details of which you can see here
Do you have a product catalogue?
Successful implementation of PLD requires three components PLD Programs, Professional Development and Screening and Tracking. The following link, will lead to the range of PLD's catalogues including our Whole School Literacy Plan. Click here. By clicking on the thumbnails the materials can be downloaded. You can also request hard copies of the catalogues and advertising material on the above link.
I am having difficulty opening the links within the PLD e-newsletter. Can you assist?
We're sorry to hear you’re encountering issues accessing the links in our recent e-mail. Our newsletters sometimes include links to YouTube videos which may be blocked by some school networks. Option 1: Temporarily deactivate (or reduce) your virus software settings. Option 2: Access the links on another network outside your school. e.g. At home. Option 3: If those aren’t possible options or don't work, forward the e-mail newsletter to your school IT department and let them know you’re having
I would like to book Diana to come out to the school and present? How do I access Diana's fees and dates she is available?
Please submit your no-obligation request using our consultancy enquiry form here and we will get back in touch ASAP to discuss your requirements further.
Can I access public transport to get to PLD?
Yes, Claisebrook station on the Armadale/Thornlie and Midland lines is a short walk from PLD, as displayed in the map below. PLD office location
What are the options for the staff training?
Option 1 PLD has a range of online courses available for purchase at https://courses.pld-literacy.org/ There is one course for the EARLY YEARS another for the FOUNDATION YEAR, another for YEAR 1 & 2 and another for YEARS 3, 4, 5 & 6. The interactive online courses flyer outlines the relevant courses are for each year level and can be emailed to PLD. Schools find it cost effective to allocate the relevant online course to each new staff member, or staff m
Can I order now but receive a forward dated account?
Yes, we understand managing budgets from year to year can be a challenge so PLD is able to provide resources within the current year but forward-date accounts to the following year (or years). E.g. Place an order in 2017, but pay in 2018/2019. For this to occur, the PLD office requires a purchase order number for the subsequent year (or years). To place an order using this method, please get in touch(email@example.com?subject=Forward-dated account order enquiry).
Do you work outside of the Perth Metropolitan area?
Yes. PLD provides consulting services in regional areas, nationally and internationally. Please Contact Us(firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Consulting booking enquiry) if you would like more details.
Can I copy pages from PLD books?
Current Australian copyright law states that if a school or individual owns a publication, that 10% of that publication may be copied on any one day. This means on subsequent days, additional 10% amounts of the title can also be copied. As the Australian copyright law stands, schools or individuals who have purchased PLD titles (i.e. black-line masters, flip books, activity books or charts) are within their rights to copy the entire publication over a 10 day period. PLD requests in fairness tha
Does PLD sell wholesale to re-sellers?
PLD welcomes interstate and overseas distributors, but given the competitive nature of the publishing industry, PLD requires: Minimum orders of $2500 (after discount and exclusive of GST). Freight to be added to the order. Full payment at the time of the initial two orders and thereafter account terms can be negotiated. Distributors to add their own orders into the PLD website (along with a promo code which will automatically apply the agreed pricing discount to the order). The init
I am interested in learning more about PLD and the PLD whole school literacy strategy? Where do I start?
There is a general enquiry form that we ask that you complete. It will just take a few moments, but it will provide us with information on what you are seeking. Once it is clear whether you are seeking programs only or programs and training, and when you are keen to implement, we can then send you the relevant information. Once the form is received, someone from PLD will be in contact to discuss your needs. If you would prefer you can provide the information by calling the PLD office or by e
I would like to place a book order. How do I order books? Can I order a book over the phone?
All book orders can be processed directly through our website at www.pld-literacy.org.
My school is keen to implement PLD’s programs and processes across the school. What do you suggest?
Recommendation 1: Training is recommended for staff transitioning to different year levels and for staff who haven’t attended a PLD presentation for several years. Option 1: Seminars in the PLD training room. The school holiday seminars are a cost effective option, as schools are not funding relief teachers. To register click here. Option 2: Online courses for the relevant year levels. Many schools on the pupil free days ask teac
We are keen to start introducing PLD in Foundation. How do we go about this?
Pre-Primary (WA), Prep. (QLD, Vic, Tas) Reception (SA), Transition (NT) or Kindergarten (NSW) A general enquiry form can be completed. i. PLD maintains that an investment in training, will assist the effectiveness of how programs are implemented. The cost effective training options include: Online courses - Which online course?(https://support.pld-literacy.org/en-au/article/which-online-course-s
What do I prepare for my 'coaching session' with Diana Rigg?
Preparation for the appointment will greatly assist the efficiency of the individual session. The following details will enable Diana to understand your needs and to prepare relevant information for that meeting. Typically if prepared for the appointment, more content can be covered. Please send through prior to the appointment: A general list of areas to discuss. Specific questions to answered. Please bring along on the day: An accession list of the PLD programs that the school has purc
I am involved in setting up a new school. What would be involved in implementing PLD's programs and processes in the new school?
Alternatively, you may be an existing school and you are keen to investigate if PLD has programs and processes that may enhance literacy and learning levels within your school. The PLD Programs: Your best starting point is to view the downloadable booklet: Scheduling PLD's Resources Within a Whole School Literacy Plan. The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling th
I am keen to conduct some research on PLD programs. Is any collaboration possible?
PLD welcomes and supports any PhD or Masters research that would involve PLD in some way. Do know that for the research to be valid, it is imperative that the research is carried out independent of PLD. So, the support that PLD can provide to university research projects is limited. There are topics that PLD's materials could be incorporated into. If such a situation would arise, PLD would support the scheduled research by equipping schools/classrooms with the relevant PLD programs and provid
At PLD we do upgrade our range of books.
We are constantly reviewing the ever expanding research base and this impacts the programs we design and release. In addition, through the consultancy we are review how schools implement the programs, and from this we can see what amends are required so that the implementation is aligned with the evidence-base. If you purchased one of our programs and it was updated within 6 months you can request to swap your purchase to the newer addition. HOWEVER this request MUST occur within 6 months
Discounts, competitions, promotions and offers from PLD
As a general rule, PLD does not offer discounts on our range. Successful implementation of PLD requires three components. Within each of these components PLD offers standard discounts: Professional Development Discounting Seminar Discounting - Seminars are held PLD office throughout the year, if you book 30 days prior to the event an Early Bird rate of $30 per booking. https://pld-literacy.org/seminars/. SPELD partnered seminars are subject to the member and non-member pricing which
Are PLD programs relevant to students who are non-verbal and/or an intellectual delay?
PLD's range of programs, training and student tracking options are all focused upon the years within primary school. If a student has an intellectual delay and is in Year 3 but is operating at a Foundation (5-6 year old level) then the Foundation programs, training and student tracking are all relevant. Likewise, if a student has an intellectual delay and is in Year 6 but is operating at a Year 1 le
Support for parents and caregivers schooling at home during COVID-19 (CoronaVirus)
PLD have created a Home Learning with PLD set of resources for parents, teachers and caregivers during school closures. You can access them here: Kindergarten (WA/QLD/SA/TAS), Preschool (NSW/ACT/NT/VIC) Early Years Pre-Primary (WA), Kindergarten (NSW, ACT), Preparatory (QLD, VIC, TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT) Foundation Year 1 & 2(https://pld-liter
Coronavirus & COVID-19 - How PLD are supporting teachers, parents and caregivers
As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we are facing some very challenging times. Providing early learners with the skills they require for literary success has and always will be central to PLD’s offering. With this in mind, we are making changes to PLD. Starting in mid March 2020, PLD will be releasing our first ever digital offering, we will be providing schools, parents and caregivers with free resources to support continued learning in the likely event of a school closure through our [Home
Why does PLD suggest 'cloud-based' sheets rather than excel documents?
Many schools have commenced the journey of introducing student tracking using Excel documents. PLD cannot suggest more strongly that if this is the case, you evolve to a ‘cloud-based’ document for staff to simultaneously utilise. There are so many benefits to this: Benefit 1 - Schools never need to email PLD the tracking sheets. PLD is just provided with an access link when you require PLD's input. Benefit