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This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of staff working with students to support inclusive practice.
The course addresses diversity and disability in Australia and the legislation and policy underpinning this in education. There is a strong focus on effective inclusive practice through curriculum adjustments and planning for students’ individual needs. Course materials include case study video, examples and downloadable materials and resources.
- The introductory section sets out to define what we mean by personalised learning, particularly in the context of diversity in our schools and our attitudes towards it. This section explores our legal and professional responsibilities to students with disability.
- why teachers need to assess
- what is meant by assessment
- the types of assessment and how to adjust assessment tasks
- how to communicate student progress to parents and carers
Planning and Programming
- how to use a whole school approach to plan personalised learning and support at a school, classroom and individual student level
strategies for working in collaborative partnerships within the school community
- the role of the school’s learning and support team in planning and programming for students with additional learning and support needs
- the planning process for personalised learning and support using different planning frameworks and scenarios
- build on the knowledge gained from the planning and programming section about using assessment data to identify and then plan for the specific needs of students with disability and additional learning needs
- describe the role of explicit and systematic teaching in the delivery of quality learning experiences for these students
- outline a range of evidence-based teaching strategies and adjustments able to be used for meeting the diverse learning needs of students
- present practical, planned adjustments for a range of students across several stages of schooling
When you have completed this course, you will be able to understand:
- what is meant by personalised learning
- the diversity that exists in Australian schools
- the legal and professional responsibilities of schools relating to diversity
- how whole school approaches can support personalised learning
- how to use a range of assessments and adjust assessment tasks for students explain why teachers need to assess
- how to communicate student achievement to parents and carers
- the role of assessment in the teaching and learning cycle
- how collaborative planning works at a whole school, classroom and individual level
- the importance of learning and support teams in planning and programming for students
- how to be effective in working collaboratively within your school community
- how to use planning frameworks for developing programs at a whole school, classroom and individual level
- the role of explicit and systematic instruction in effective teaching
- the range of adjustments for meeting diverse learning needs
- how to use and evaluate a wide range of effective teaching strategies through the use of SMART goals
- Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn,
- Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning,
- Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments,
- Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning,
- Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
- Leading teaching and learning,
- Developing self and others,
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course
Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.