Face to Face Study Skills Sessions and Evenings for Schools with Dr Prue Salter (mostly in Sydney)

Dr Prue Salter has presented to almost half a million students, parents and teachers through over 5000 study skills sessions over the past 20 years. Prue is almost at capacity as schools that have been running sessions for the past 20 years consistently rebook their sessions and so there is now limited availability for new schools to book a session. If you are not able to secure a date, or if Prue is not able to travel to your school, you can now offer parents or students one month’s access to a filmed version of select sessions (click on the group menu above). For the face-to-face sessions, there are currently three types of sessions offered (Years 7-12 Parent/Student Evenings, Teacher Professional Development Sessions, Years 10/11/12 Sessions) and details are below.

Note: REGIONAL, INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS: Schools outside of the Sydney area will need to pay travel and accommodation costs in addition to session charges to arrange sessions at a time that is convenient to the school and ELES, subject to availability. Email if your school is interested, Dr Salter may be in your area for conferences etc: info@enhanced-learning.net, and if you have exceptional food experiences in your region or interesting animal encounters then she is  certain to try harder to find a time to visit! Realistically however, Dr Salter is very heavily booked in Sydney – Term 4 is the most likely option – and unless she is going to be in the area already, costs for running sessions outside of Sydney may be prohibitive.

F2F OPTION 1: PARENT/STUDENT Evenings

CURRENTLY THERE IS NO AVAILABILITY – ALL EVENING SPOTS ARE FULLY BOOKED. 
(EMAIL TO WAITLIST FOR AN EVENING SPOT)

Dr Prue Salter takes 70 bookings per year for evenings for schools and is currently fully booked for these parent/student evenings. Schools with regular bookings have the option to rebook their spot each year and all spots are currently taken. Email if you would like to be waitlisted if further evenings or earlier evenings become available. Sometimes Prue’s schedule changes and opens up more evenings or sometimes schools have a change in management and no longer run their evening (then a year later try and get their spot back when it is too late!).

CAN’T GET A DATE? If you are not able to secure a date, another option is to purchase a licence to email a link to the students and parents to watch the study skills evening at home over a month. Arrange Access to Videos of Dr Prue Salter.

FACE TO FACE PARENT/STUDENT EVENING INFO:

  • Parents and students must attend together. We do not offer parent only sessions.
  • Usually one year group attends, but can be 2-3 year groups in smaller schools. Secondary year groups only.
  • The most popular evening is the Year 7 evening. Next popular is a Year 11 or 10 evening.
  • 90 minutes in length eg 6-7.30pm, 6.30-8pm etc.
  • Handouts are sent to the school to be copied prior to the session.
  • Flyers are sent to the school to help advertise the evening.
  • You need a venue that has a large screen, data projector and microphone.
  • Content covered varies on the year group, but for example might be organisation, time management, study notes, study techniques.
  • Cost for an evening is AUD$2500 + GST.
  • Some schools like to offer a full school option, eg Years 7-9 @ 6-7.15pm and Years 10-12 @ 7.30-8.45pm. This arrangement is priced at AUD$3750 + GST (i.e. 1.5 x session cost).

There are now four options for Parent/Student Evenings:

OPTION 1 – LIVE SESSION + ONLINE ACCESS BEFORE

If you cannot secure a date until later in the year, you can give parents access early in Term 1 to the online version of the evening for two weeks, then run your evening later that term or in Term 2 or Term 3. Parents often say they wish they could do the evening more than once and even if they have done the online version a few months ago, it will be a different experience doing it live with their student in a large group.

OPTION 2 – LIVE SESSION + ONLINE ACCESS AFTER

Another option is after your evening give parents access to online version for two weeks after the session so they can revisit sections again. This is also great as they always struggle to take everything in during one evening so they can work through the videos again at home. Plus also good if families were not able to attend or they want their spouse to also see what was covered.

OPTION 3 – LIVE SESSION ONLY

Our ever popular live evening with Dr Prue Salter. There is a reason why she has been fully booked for so many years!

OPTION 4 – ONLINE ACCESS ONLY

As it is so difficult to secure a date, you may have been missing out all these years but no more. During 2020 many of the schools who had been doing the face to face version for many years had to (reluctantly) switch to the online version, and the parents just loved it. The flexibility to be able to do the evening during their own time over a four week access period, and to be able to revisit the videos was a big draw card. Plus schools are no longer dependent on when Dr Prue Salter is available. This is also great for regional, rural and overseas schools who also don’t have to pay travel costs. Study skills is independent of state, country, school or educational system. Sure there are some things that are specific, but this evening explores things like how to work more effectively at home, how to manage distractions, how to plan workload and manage time and how to organise learning resources, and best practice for studying for tests and exams.

(Note: It is best to start access on a Friday then we will extend the access to the Monday after the 2-4 weeks so families get an additional weekend to access the videos.)

PRICING OPTIONS

 

Options for Study Skills Evenings Face to Face Session Included? Online Access to Filmed Version? Pricing Total Cost + GST
1. Live Session + online access YES YES (before)
2 weeks
Base + 40% $3500 + GST
2. Live Session + online access YES YES (after)
2 weeks
Base + 40% $3500 + GST
3. Live Session only YES NO Base price $2500 + GST
4. Access Online Filmed Version only (one year group only, request pricing for access for multiple groups) NO YES (anytime)
4 weeks
70% of Base $1750 + GST

 

Example of email to send to parents: TWO WEEKS ACCESS TO THE YEAR 7 STUDY SKILLS EVENING

Dear Year 7 Parents,

We have arranged for you to be able to access a filmed version of Dr Prue Salter’s renowned study skills evening online in the comfort of your own home anytime during the next 2 weeks (access ends X). Now that the students have a frame of reference for high school, it is time to fine-tune, assess and adjust as needed their approach to their learning with tips and techniques from the study skills expert, Dr Prue Salter.

Ideally it is best that you watch these videos together with your child, just like you would if you attended the evening in person. The study skills seminar has been broken down into bite sized chunks so if you do not have time to do it all in one go, you can work through the session at your own pace. You can also go back and watch again any of the videos during the two week period. The video page will prompt you to download the workbook for the session and will show you at the end where you can then access all the slides from the session that are shown in the video.

Please take advantage of this valuable opportunity before access ends on X. The link to access the evening is …

F2F OPTION 2: SECONDARY TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Sessions

HELPING STUDENTS DEVELOP EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Available dates: It depends when your teacher professional development day is, email Dr Salter to see if the date/time you want is available: info@enhanced-learning.net

  • 1-2 hours are needed for the secondary teacher professional development session. Preferably 2 hours – if you only have 1hr you will need to choose what to focus on a) Improving time management skills or b) Improving the way students study.
  • Ideally it is good to give faculty groups an hour after the session to complete the follow-up activities.
  • Teachers preferably to be seated at tables in faculty groups.
  • Secondary school teachers only, I do not focus on primary school skills.
  • Handouts are sent to the school to be copied prior to the session.
  • You need a venue that has a large screen, data projector and microphone.
  • Aims of the session: To increase teachers’ knowledge and understanding of effective study skills. To demonstrate practical ways teachers can help improve study skills within the classroom environment.
  • Cost AUD$2500 + GST.
  • For a full day with faculty breakout time the cost is AUD$5250 plus GST (30% discount).

ACCESS SLIDES from Professional Development Session you recently attended: DOWNLOAD SLIDES and INDEPENDENT LEARNING DIAGRAM and INDEPENDENT LEARNING GRID and INDEPENDENT LEARNING CHECKLIST FOR EES and ASSESSMENT GRID and PREPARING FOR YOUR TEST and ASSESSMENT REFLECTION and WHOLE SCHOOL PRACTICE and NOTES EXAMPLES

Note: Please ensure you comply with copyright law and always acknowledge/give credit to Enhanced Learning Educational Services when using any of our materials: freebies, resources or materials from sessions. We remind our students not to plagiarise….so please ensure you recognise the use of any of the intellectual property of ELES and do not use our materials without acknowledging the source. Our resources will already have the copyright information on the bottom of each page of the products. We rely on your professional integrity in this matter.

F2F OPTION 3: YEARS 10/11/12 STUDENT Only Sessions

  • Available dates: There is very limited availability and it depends on travel time and where Dr Salter is travelling from before your session – email if you are interested and we will let you know what is available: info@enhanced-learning.net
  • Sessions are up to 1.5 hours in length for Year 11 and up to 1 hr for Year 10 and Year 12. There is a 2 hr session for Year 10 in Term 4.
  • Terms 1 to 3 only for regular bookings for Years 10-12. New session for Year 10 in Term 4 is also now available.
  • Handouts are sent to the school to be copied prior to the session.
  • You need a venue that has a large screen, data projector and microphone.

YEAR 12 SESSION (1hr)

Cost is AUD$1500 + GST per session. Email Dr Salter at info@enhanced-learning.net to request availability.

Session content varies depending on the time of year and if Dr Salter has worked with the year group previously, but the most popular session is the Post-Trials session (run in last two weeks of August and the first two weeks of September) which looks at putting together a plan all the way through to the last exam.

However, the experience in 2020 was that combining the f2f session with online support is better as students receive ongoing and responsive support, targeted to their needs at that time. If you just wanted to take the online option the info is here:  Arrange Access to Videos of Dr Prue Salter. What if you want both?? Access to the video series and a face-to-face session? You can run a shortened version of your f2f session (a 40 minute session – as some of the content will be already covered in the videos) AND have access to the videos for a cost of $2250+GST.

YEAR 11 SESSION (1.5hrs)

This session covers moving into a senior mindset, working effectively at home and dealing with distractions, the importance of independent learning, managing workload and planning for assessments, organising resources for school both paper and digital, steps to effective study for assessments, increasing the range of study techniques used, how often and how to make study notes, making study notes brain-friendly.

Cost is AUD$1500 + GST per session. Email Dr Salter at info@enhanced-learning.net to request availability.

CAN’T GET A DATE? If you are not able to secure a date, another option is to purchase a licence to email a link to the students to watch the study skills session at home over a month. Arrange Access to Videos of Dr Prue Salter.

YEAR 10 SESSION TERMS 1-3 (1hr)

This session covers making the most of Year 10, key principles for time management, fine-tuning approach to study, learning preferences, assessing areas to improve.

Cost is AUD$1500 + GST per session. Email Dr Salter at info@enhanced-learning.net to request availability.

YEAR 10 SESSION TERM 4: PREPARING FOR SENIOR STUDIES!
Presenter: Natalie Borg

Download a FLYER about this session.

Developed jointly by Dr Prue Salter (ELES) and Rocky Biasi (Human Connections) this 2 hour session run by the dynamic Natalie Borg is perfect for Year 10 anytime during Term 4. Based on Prue and Rocky’s popular resource SECRETS TO SENIOR SCHOOL SUCCESS this session gets Year 10 ready with both the study skills and mindset techniques they will need to be ready for Year 11 next year. But even better – you don’t have to run it as we do it for you! The space for the session needs to have rows of chairs, but also space for students to break out into groups sitting on the floor. This has been a wildly successful session with comments from teachers: ‘exactly what they needed to hear’ and ‘this is so useful for setting them up for next year’ and ‘who would have thought the boys would be so engaged for 2 hours, I really thought they would need a break’. (Plus you know it is good when Year 10 boys come up after the session to thank you personally.) Many schools are looking for PRACTICAL AND USEFUL things to do with Year 10 in Term 4 and this session fits the bill perfectly. Plus your Year 10 parents will be super impressed. Bookings are open now for next year (Wednesdays not available sorry) so don’t miss out!

Cost is AUD$2000 + GST for the 2hr session. Email Natalie at natalie@humanconnections.com.au to secure your date!

– Note 1: It is an advantage if your school also subscribes to the Study Skills Handbook or the Study Samurai Library as for those schools we can recommend to Year 10 the units they can do over the holidays to build their skills in areas of weakness. Plus there are lots of great resources available on the site such as grids and planners.

– Note 2: This session is a great precursor to the Year 11 sessions where we go into much more detail once students have started Year 11 and have a better frame of reference for senior learning. Year 11 follow-on sessions are ‘Achieving Your Personal Best’ (with Prue, about study skills) and ‘Getting Your Head Right for the HSC’ (with Natalie, about well-being and mindset). If students have done the Year 10 session first, this helps to deepen the learning for the Year 11 sessions. Seeing the students across the 2 years will have a much greater impact.

– Note 3: You can also do your own follow-up by purchasing the PDF resource SECRETS TO SENIOR SCHOOL SUCCESS. This resource can also be used as a precursor to the Year 10 or Year 11 sessions. The face-to-face sessions get students to look at the topics in a different and more interactive way than the worksheet sets.