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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment for Students with LD Wangaratta

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Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

29-37 Ryley St

Wangaratta, Victoria 3677

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Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: For students with Dyslexia and other Learning Difficulties

‘There are widespread concerns that students with dyslexia are not consistently well supported in their specific needs by all schools.’ PSD Review Report (2016)

Course Overview

This workshop will be practical; it will enable participants to:

1. Feel confident in identifying students with a range of learning difficulties in your class.
2. Be aware of a range of screening, assessment and intervention tools they can use at each RTI tier of need
3. Know how to support students in class
4. Leave with a wide range of ideas, activities and resources that you can use immediately.

Students with SpLD require support in class & often individually, lessons must be structured so that Direct, Explicit Teaching is offered. Hard research shows that explicit teaching offers a powerful way to structure your lessons for all students.

By creating a ‘Dyslexia-Friendly’ Classroom all learners will benefit. It is essential for students with SpLD

Workshop content:

Understand why some students learn differently
• Know how the specific weaknesses present in class and advice on screening and assessment tools
• Explicit, direct, systematic teaching- what a lesson looks like
• The Big 5 of reading; looking at phonemic awareness, synthetic phonics, sight words and vocabulary
• How to create an inclusive classroom environment to support all learners
• Strategies, approaches and resources that can be implemented immediately
• Introducing a range IT to support students and ideas for classwork
• Lots of ideas and practical activities to support learners
• Useful websites with free resources to support the teacher and the students

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Karen Starkiss brings over 30 years’ experience as a teacher of primary & secondary students in the UK and therefore knows what to recommend and what is practical for teachers. In UK, she was principal of one of the top performing schools, despite having the highest number of students with severe LDs in the county. She has supported “failing” schools to quickly improve standards of teaching and learning & helped many schools audit their provision to become inclusive for students with LD. In Australia, Karen has been asked to run a number of workshops on behalf of the Departments of Education in ACT, Northern Territory and Victoria about RTI and Inclusion. She travels throughout Victoria providing a range of in-service workshops for schools and colleges as well as working with individual schools on a consultancy basis.

TESTIMONY

The information Karen shared was very much what staff needed to help them understand what to expect from students with different learning needs. Her ability to make the content of her presentation interesting and fun was really appreciated by the audience. She was able to resonate with each and every participant. Questions were able to be asked at any time and always answered with clarity.

Staff from every school commented to me at the end of the day how much they had learnt and how much they enjoyed Karen’s frank, informative and humorous presentation. Everyone went away from the day with activities and strategies to try with all students, not just those with learning difficulties. Julie Butler Principal- April 2017

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: courses@dyslexiasupportservices.com.au

Phone: 0402225051

What's the refund policy?

Cancellations: Full amount less $50 admin fee will be provided for cancellations made 14 days prior to the event. No refunds after this date though tickets can be transferred to another person without penalty however additional dietary requirements may not be met.

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