Sept 2021 - Teaching Assistants in Inclusive Schools - AUS
Registrations for this event have now closed. The next Teaching Assistants in Inclusive Schools online short course commences 1st November - click here for information and to register.
Online Course Details
Teaching Assistants play an invaluable role in supporting the education of students with disabilities. The Teaching Assistants in Inclusive Schools online short course is designed for school support staff (teacher aides, teaching assistants, learning support officers) to assist them to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to successfully support students with disabilities within inclusive schools. The course will focus on intellectual disability and its associated diagnoses (including Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Your registration includes:
- 5 hours of on demand online professional development sessions available to view throughout the month of September
- Certificate of Attendance
- BONUS digital resources – readings and resources to support you in your role
Online Course Content
Session 1 (90min)
Introduction to Inclusive Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: What Every Teaching Assistant Needs to Know – presented by Rachel Carr and Amanda Corby
This session will provide an introduction to all of the key elements of inclusive education: the research, principles, beliefs and values. We’ll explore how the way we view disability has changed over time including societal attitudes and the way we use language. Finally, the diagnosis of intellectual disability will be examined and the characteristics that may require support in an educational context will be identified.
Session 2 (90min)
Improving Access & Outcomes for Students with Intellectual Disability: Practical Strategies for Support – presented by Rachel Carr and Amanda Corby
In week one we looked at the theory, this week is all about practice. We’ll be sharing the strategies, tools, and resources that can be used to support students with intellectual disability in an educational context. This session explores memory, vision, fine and gross motor, sensory processing, literacy, numeracy and more.
Session 3 (60min)
Re-thinking The Role of Teaching Assistants in Inclusive Schools – presented by Amanda Corby
In this presentation, we will review the latest research internationally and provide practical, evidence-based recommendations to support Teaching Assistants. Examples of best practice from schools across Australia and New Zealand will be shared and focus on practical changes that can be made within educational settings to ensure the presence of a teaching assistant results in the best outcomes possible, both academically and socially.
Session 4 (60min)
Positive Behaviour Support for Teaching Assistants – presented by Rachel Carr
All behaviour is communication, and sometimes it’s our role to work out exactly what’s being communicated. This session will explore the foundations of positive behaviour support including the considerations to be made when working to identify the function of a student’s behaviour. A range of practical strategies and tools will be shared with the aim of adding to your toolbox and increasing your confidence to support student behaviour.
General Registration- $179 per person
Group Rate (available for 4+ attendees) - $159 per person
Book Bundle- General Registration + 'Paraprofessional's Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms' by Dr Julie Causton (including FREE Australian shipping) - $239
Terms and Conditions
A web link and unique access code will be provided to the attendee email entered upon registration within 24 hours.
Access is provided to the registered individual only. Session links and access codes can not be shared.
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Webinar replays will be available until 30th September 2021. No extensions will be available. Refunds will not be available in the event of non-attendance.
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Cancellations received more than 48 hours prior to the event commencement will be entitled to a refund of the online event fee minus a $30 administration fee
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