Practical Strategies to Enable Learning Support Officers to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes

Presented by: Jo Prestia


Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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This workshop is an opportunity for Learning Support Officers (LSOs), Teacher Aides (TAs), and Integration Officers to explore their roles and responsibilities in and out of the classroom. The main role of an LSO is to assist students on an individual or group basis in specific learning needs under the direction of a teacher who is ultimately
responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of education programs and related services (CECV 2014).

There are few training programs or research data to identify skills and knowledge required to successfully establish and maintain a healthy relationship between teacher and LSO that leads to optimal learning opportunities for students with disabilities. In this workshop we will explore ideas and offer participants, strategies to assist in building and sustaining these relationships in schools.

Areas covered:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Collaborating with teachers
  • Working with students in mainstream classrooms
  • Communicating with parents
  • IEPs

Event Details:

  1st December, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
 

Karstens Conference Centre
123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience - Learning Support Officers, Teacher Aides, Integration Officers at both Primary and Secondary Level. Teachers are also encouraged to attend.
  $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 developed a 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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