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Differentiation in the 'Real World': Effective Planning and Teaching for Diverse Primary Students
Dr Jane Jarvis, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University

Jane has worked as a school counsellor, teacher, behaviour intervention specialist, and educational consultant in gifted education, special education, and disability services in Australia and the United States. Jane currently teaches in the areas of differentiation and gifted education to pre-service teachers and postgraduate students. She works with schools across Australia on differentiating curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

 

The workshop will explore how to enrich learning experiences for all secondary school children, including those who have a disability, developmental delay and those who are experiencing difficulties in learning. It is interactive with a practical focus and will include:

  • Developing an understanding of what it really means to differentiate effectively to address student diversity in mainstream secondary classrooms with competing demands
  • Understanding differentiation as an overall approach to teaching and learning, that is grounded in a set of core, underlying principles
  • Identifying differentiation strategies and practices that are evidence-informed, and that move beyond fun activities that do little to enhance student learning
  • Building a repertoire of both “low-prep” and “high-prep” strategies for differentiation over time
  • Considering approaches to grouping, assessment and classroom leadership and management that create a learning environment likely to support effective differentiation
  • Reflecting on the development of professional skills and competencies related to differentiation along a continuum of expertise, in line with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

 Flier

 To check if any vacancies, please contact Learning 4 All - 8245 4699.

Event Date 29/05/2017 9:00 am
Register by 17/05/2024
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Dr Jane Jarvis, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
$140.00

Supporting Reading Development in the Early Years
Dr Karyn Carson, Speech Pathologist, Flinders University

This workshop is designed for educators who work with children in the early years, specifically with children aged 3 to 8 years.  The workshop explores how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who have a disability, developmental delay or those who are experiencing difficulties in learning.

Participants will be required to engage in interactive case-based scenarios designed to review, practice and apply a selection of key assessment methodologies, as well as practical instructional strategies, for several skills known to support both pre-reading and beginning reading development.

Critical questions that will be addressed include:

  • What instructional methods are best suited in the areas of pre-reading and early reading development for both typically developing and at-risk students?
  • What assessment tools can I use to measure phonological awareness, letter-knowledge, and vocabulary skills?
  • What instructional methods are best suited in the areas of pre-reading and early reading development for both typically developing and at-risk students in the 3- to 8- year age range?
  • How can I critically review assessment tools and instructional strategies?

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to use and apply a selection of evidence-based assessment tools that measure pre-reading and beginning reading development
  • Appropriately select instructional based on assessment results
  • Learn to critically review assessment instruments and instructional strategies using evidence-based appraisal methods
  • Gain confidence in selecting and using tools and strategies in your own educational context.

Flier

To check if any vacancies, please contact Learning 4 All - 8245 4699.

Event Date 30/05/2017
Register by 17/05/2024
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Dr Karyn Carson, Speech Pathologist, Flinders University
$140.00

Learning Difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Executive Functioning 
Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach

 

This workshop is suitable for staff who are working in primary and secondary schools across the three education sectors in South Australia. This includes school and curriculum leaders, classroom teachers, special education coordinators, counsellors, wellbeing coordinators and school assistants. It is an ideal opportunity for a team to attend to enhance the implementation of strategies in the school environment.

This practical interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore:

  • How to work more effectively with students’ natural functioning, personality, drives and core processing differences to create changes in their learning
  • Strategies and ideas that can be used to help students successfully manage daily routines and challenges
  • A better understanding of poor executive function related to developmental difficulties, psychological disorders and disabilities; ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Implement new strategies with their students to encourage talking, listening and exchanging thoughts, making plans and setting goals, organisation, self-esteem and friendship development
  • Use a collection of practical and therapeutic ideas to enhance the life chances of students.

 

More information about Mark Le Messurier can be found at marklemessurier.com.au

 

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Event Date 26/06/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach
$140.00

Why Doesn't Learning Stick? - Exploring Working Memory and Emotional Regulation for Primary Students
Joanna Buttfield, Occupational Therapist and Helen Broomhall, Clinical and Educational Psychologist

The workshop is suitable for teachers, including classroom, special education teachers and coordinators who are working in primary mainstream schools across the three education sectors in SA. It will explore how to enrich learning experiences for all children including those who have a disability, developmental delay or those who are experiencing difficulties in learning. It is interactive with a practical focus and will include:

  1. Information and practical strategies about:
  • Children’s motivators for learning
  • Emotional wellbeing and how it relates to learning
  • Responding to emotion and behaviours - exploring emotional control adaptability and impulse control
  • Reducing stress for children in the junior primary and primary setting
  • How to develop and implement plans for individual “high needs” situations
  • Upskilling learning skills to improve memory, focus, attention, organization, time management, planning and sequencing.

  1. Workshop Outcomes:
  • Participants will have an understanding of the difficulties children face and how it affects learning
  • Participants will develop practical skills to use with children
  • A workbook for future use will be provided.

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Event Date 31/07/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Joanna Buttfield, Occupational Therapist and Helen Broomhall, Clinical and Educational Psychologist
$140.00

What's the Buzz? A practical resource to develop social skills and resilience
Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach

 

For a variety of reasons, some children find it harder to think socially, develop socially and use their social tools suitably when it really counts. Early childhood settings and schools play a vital role to promote the wellbeing of children by deliberately developing their  ‘social and emotional’ capabilities through the delivery of recognised and highly structured approaches.  This practical interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore both resources -  “What’s the Buzz? A social Skills Enriched Program for Primary Students” and “What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners”. It will include:

  • An exploration of  play-based lessons where students become immersed in a variety of essential relational skills and social dilemmas, stimulated by the experiences of a character named Archie
  • Activities to help children learn to become a better friend and a more flexible social thinker through activity, discussion, role-play, games and quizzes
  • Visual materials and tools designed to bring children together, including those who may be on the Autism Spectrum
  • Explicit strategies and guidance to help children to get along with one another and nurture friendships
  • Ways to model  targeted social skills and ideas to enrich your everyday interactions with children
  • Effective strategies to grow and sustain resilience
  • Framing ‘behaviour’ within a healthy social and emotional context.

More information about Mark Le Messurier can be found at marklemessurier.com.au

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Event Date 07/08/2017 9:00 am
Individual Price $140.00
Presenter/s Mark Le Messurier, Teacher, Counsellor and Coach
$140.00


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