Support Teacher Forum

Learning Focus
Student Support
Mode
Face-to-face
Start Date
5 Mar, 2024
Enrol by
20 Feb, 2024

Enrolments close two weeks before the forum date.

Program Description

All schools are required to have a representative at the Support Teacher Forums.

The forums provide professional learning to enable Support Teachers to fulfil the primary duties outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions document. The forums also provide an opportunity for the dissemination of system messages in relation to support for students with a disability. Teachers accessing professional learning at the forums will have access to a range of resources, tools, templates, guest speakers and expert consultation as well as resources available through the department’s virtual learning environment.

Program Outcomes

Participants will gain:

  • an increased understanding of educational adjustments
  • inclusive teaching and whole school practices
  • the importance of quality differentiation
  • documenting learning programs in personalised learning plans
  • elevating school-wide policies and practices to best support students with disability.

They will have the opportunity to reflect, share, refine or create strategies, individually and with colleagues, that build on their practice strengths to support school staff in teaching for diversity through optimal learning opportunities for students with disability.

Australian Professional Standards

Teaching

  • 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

Principals

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

Participants are required to choose only one session per term – (9:00am – 3:00pm)

North-West – Penguin Community Learning Centre, Penguin district School

  • Term 1 – Tuesday 5 March 2024
  • Term 2 – Tuesday 28 May 2024
  • Term 3 – Tuesday 20 August 2024
  • Term 4 – Tuesday 29 October 2024

North – Tailrace Centre, Launceston

  • Term 1 – Wednesday 6 March 2024
  • Term 2 – Wednesday 29 May 2024
  • Term 3 – Wednesday 21 August 2024
  • Term 4 – Wednesday 30 October 2024

South – Blundstone Arena, Bellerive

  • Term 1 – Thursday 7 March 2024
  • Term 2 – Thursday 30 May 2024
  • Term 3 – Thursday 22 August 2024
  • Term 4 – Thursday 31 October 2024