Practical Strategies for Teaching Non-Funded Students with Special Needs

Presented by: Jo Prestia

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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All children have the right to an education and while a large percentage of children have no issues in accessing and managing the curriculum, there are still a large number who for whatever reasons need extra assistance. The audit of the Programs for Students with Special Learning Needs undertaken in 2012 by the Auditor-General clearly found a lack of clear guidelines in how schools should manage the education of those students who have special learning needs but fail to meet the funding criteria. This workshop will especially focus on these students and give teachers and teacher aides some practical ideas that can be implemented in the classroom to assist with the modification and deconstruction of the curriculum to better meet their needs.

Participants will investigate:

  • Differences between differentiating and modifying work.
  • Learning preferences.
  • Goal setting.
  • Technological assistance.
  • Individual Learning Plans.
  • Assessment.

NB: Participants should bring along 6 copies of an assessment task of their choosing that will be used as a learning tool and restructured to meet different learning requirements of students.

Event Details:

  3rd November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience - Primary and Secondary Teachers and Teacher Aides.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Jo Prestia is an Education Consultant and PhD Candidate with a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Post Grad in Education Research. She has held various leadership positions and taught in schools for almost 30 years. She developeda Learning Styles Program to enable students and teachers to experience success and take control of their own learning. Jo facilitates workshops for Critical Agendas and runs programs in many schools and with undergraduate teachers. Jo is writing a book for parents on their key role in developing a love of learning with their children through an awareness of learning styles and is conducting research in the area of special needs.

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