Sheree O'Connor 0438 083 116
Kellie McDonald 0437 699 170

Professional Learning

The workshops aim to increase educator’s knowledge and capabilities in:

  • Evaluating and diagnosing their students’ learning strengths and needs through the collection of data such as ABLES
  • Prioritising and setting goals and knowing how to write and review targeted individual learning plans
  • Developing and planning curriculum linked learning to the students’ point of need
  • Implementing and monitoring interesting, challenging and age appropriate tasks
  • Using positive behaviour support strategies successfully
  • A positive and progressive view to inclusive education

The Inclusive Classroom

  • Using the teaching and learning cycle model
  • Evaluate and diagnose – collecting data for your student
  • Prioritising and setting goals – what goes into an ILP and the importance of reviewing it
  • Developing and planning – accessing the
    Victorian curriculum
  • Implement and monitor – the importance of regular evaluation and assessment

ABLES in Practice – A Hands on Workshop

Attendees will use their laptops to log in to ABLES and be guided through the use of this assessment tool.

  • What is ABLES?
  • What learning areas does ABLES assess?
  • How to access ABLES
  • How and when to complete an ABLES assessment
  • How to produce ABLES reports
  • How to use the ABLES report

Successful ILP and IEP development

  • What is a successful ILP?
  • Why do we have them?
  • The Disability Standards for Educations and reasonable adjustments
  • The four steps to create a successful ILP
  • Identifying the student’s needs
  • Goal setting
  • Developing teaching strategies
  • Monitoring and evaluating
  • An ILP example
  • ILP’S and SSG meetings

Best Practice Curriculum Planning and Differentiation

  • The Victorian curriculum as a continuum
  • Accessing the Victorian curriculum for all
    students
  • Understanding Level A-D of the curriculum
  • Planning teaching content, process, product and environment
  • Planning and differentiation examples

Positive Behaviour Support in Action

  • What is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)?
  • Common reasons for challenging behaviours
  • Functional Behavioural Analysis
  • PBS plans
  • PBS strategies and resources
  • Dealing with specific behaviours and scenarios
  • Developing a whole school approach

Teacher’s and Education Support Staff’s Working Relationship

  • The role of the classroom teacher
  • The role of the Education support staff member
  • Understanding current disability related legislation
  • Understanding the student
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Building independence

Diversity and Inclusion – Everyone’s Right

  • Understanding disability related legislation
  • Knowing the individual
  • Focusing on strengths and aspirations
  • Practical tips, resources and teaching approaches for the inclusive classroom