Practical Strategies for Teaching Non-Funded Students with Special Needs

Presented by: Jo Prestia      

Event Information: 6 PD Hours                 Satisfying VIT's Special Needs Plan


Amongst others Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 1.5, 1.6 and 4.1 will be a main focus during this workshop


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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 de-construction of the curriculum to better meet their needs.

Participants in this professional development workshop 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:

  Friday March 17th, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)
  Olympic Hotel
31 Albert St, Preston
  For Primary and Secondary Teachers and Teachers Aides
  $279 (+GST)

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About the Presenter

Jo Prestia is an Education Consultant, with a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership. She has held various leadership positions and taught in schools for 26 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 has run 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. She is a Higher Degree by Research student at Monash University investigating the relationship between teacher aides and teachers.



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