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MAKING SENSE OF THE SEVEN SENSES: SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDERS AND THEIR IMPACT WITHIN THE EDUCATION SETTING FOR TEACHERS

TEACHERS AND SPECIAL ED COORDINATORS - KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY

PRESENTED BY SARA KING, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

This workshop is suitable for Teachers and Special Ed Coordinators working with primary and secondary students in mainstream, special units, special classes and special schools across the 3 education sectors in South Australia. It explores how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who have evident sensory processing difficulties. Sensory Processing difficulties are often associated with a range of disabilities, including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay and ADHD. It can also stand alone as an area of difficulty. This workshop is interactive with a practical focus and will include the following:

  • What is sensory processing?
  • What do sensory processing disorders look like?
  • What does it feel like to have a sensory processing disorder?
  • How does having a sensory processing disorder impact a student’s ability to engage and learn within the classroom environment?
  • How it this assessed and information about these provided to school staff?
  • Practical strategies to support students experiencing these challenges
  • Case studies
  • Opportunities to ask questions relating to students you work with

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Event Date 02/07/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 02/07/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 27/06/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00

WHERE'S THE SENSE IN NUMBER SENSE? HELPING STUDENTS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES LEARNING EVERYDAY MATH AND NUMERACY

CLASSROOM TEACHERS, SCHOOL ASSISTANTS, KINDERGARTEN AND EARLY CHILDHOOD STAFF
From Early Childhood through to Middle School in Mainstream Educaiton, and all ages Special Education

PRESENTED BY LISA-JANE O'CONNOR, PRESIDENT OF THE PRIMARY MATHEMATICS ASSOCIATION

This workshop is intended for all staff working with children from 3 years of age up to middle school, which includes Child Care Centres, Preschools, Kindergartens, Early Learning Centres, Junior Primary, Primary and Middle schools, as well as all ages in special education. The workshop explores ways to build number sense in a way that is meaningful for students in the current technological age, particularly for students who find mathematics challenging. This workshop will allow participants to explore, discuss and share ideas and strategies about the following key aspects:

  • What is Number Sense? Why does it matter to children’s learning and everyday lives?
  • Which aspects of Number Sense should be prioritised for students who are struggling?
  • What kinds of learning experiences will best support students with different needs to develop the kind of number sense they need to be successful in their worlds?
  • What resources are there to support you in your setting with Number Sense?
  • Assist you as an educator to identify your strengths in this aspect of teaching and learning, and make a plan for the future

Certificates will be provided that include reference to the focus areas of the Teacher Standards that apply to this workshop:

ü  1.1: Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

ü  2.1: Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

ü  2.5: Literacy and Numeracy Strategies

ü  3.4: Select and use resources

FLIER

Event Date 30/07/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 30/07/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 25/07/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00

SPECIAL EVENT - BUILDING A LEARNING BRAIN: NEUROSCIENCE & THE STUDENT BRAIN - REPEAT BY POPULAR DEMAND

ALL STAFF - JUNIOR PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY INCL. SPECIAL ED

PRESENTED BY DR DONNA NITSCHKE, EDUCATIONAL NEUROSCIENTIST IN THE CLASSROOM, DECD

This workshop explores how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who experience difficulties with working memory, executive function, behaviour and organisational skills, or have a diagnosed disability such as Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is interactive with a practical focus. The 3-part session covers: 1) What cognitive neuroscience tells us about how learning occurs 2) the importance and development of executive functioning, and 3) How to apply this knowledge in the classroom (and for ourselves!). Learning outcomes include:

  • Preparing students’ brains for learning
  • Exploring executive function and neuroplasticity
  • Assisting with problem solving – social and academic challenges
  • Helping students improve their personal learning skills
  • Understanding the role of emotion and emotion regulation in learning and positive behaviour
  • Optimising student wellbeing, resilience and persistence in the face of challenges
  • Navigating the upper primary and secondary environment

THIS SESSION IS A REPEAT OF A SESSION HELD IN TERM 1 THAT CLOSED REGISTRATIONS DUE TO REACHING CAPACITY.

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Event Date 10/08/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 10/08/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 07/08/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00

UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING THROUGH DIFFICULT EMOTIONS IN LEARNING

ALL STAFF - IN JUNIOR PRIMARY, PRIMARY MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL

PRESENTED BY DR LYDIA WOODYATT, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

Winner of the Teaching Excellence Award presents:

We tend to focus on ‘positive’ emotions as part of wellbeing, however often ‘negative’ emotions like fear, shame, guilt, and anger are part of our experience at work, and the experience of our students in the classroom. 

These emotions can become significant barriers to learning and developing. Understanding these emotions as part of functional wellbeing can help us to develop approaches to help ourselves and others to work through these emotions, and even use them, to help us to move towards our goals.

Learning outcomes:
- What are the difficult emotions that arise in teaching practice (in ourselves, our students, and others)?

- When and where to these arise? In what ways can they create barriers in our own practice and in our learners’ experience?

- What techniques (including brief classroom based approaches and more extended curriculum embedded strategies) are available for coping with, and utilising, these emotions in a learning
  environment?

FLIER

 

Event Date 20/08/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 20/08/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 15/08/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00

A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH TO A HAPPY, RESILIENT & CONNECTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ASSISTANTS - ALL STAFF K-7

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER - MADHAVI NAWANA PARKER, BEHAVIOUR ANALYST, SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS

Madhavi Nawana Parker is a globally published author of social emotional literacy & resilience books, public speaker & behaviour consultant. This workshop will offer participants the opportunity to receive guidance from one of South Australia’s most experienced and passionate experts in student behaviour.

This workshop is interactive with a practical focus. Learning outcomes include:

  • Understand what happiness, resilience and wellbeing are and how to build them in staff and students
  • Tools for encouraging social emotional literacy with all students, regardless of current capabilities
  • How to guide students to be the best version of themselves without praise or rewards
  • How to teach emotional regulation skills so your students will be calmer and happier
  • Skills to promote healthy relationships within the peer group as well as between adults and students, at every level of the site
  • Confidence to create a warm and welcoming environment where all students thrive

FLIER

Event Date 27/08/2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 27/08/2018 3:30 pm
Register by 22/08/2018
Individual Price $145.00
$145.00


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