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Developing, Monitoring and Reporting on Individual Learning Plans

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Education Development Centre

4 Milner Street

Hindmarsh, SA 5007

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This workshop provides strategies to develop, monitor and report on individual learning, transition and behaviour plans.

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The individual planning process is the central mechanism for decision -making for students with learning delays or disability. This process results in an individualised document designed for one student that records what is additional or different from a teacher’s regular, differentiated planning. Hence, it is a customised learning plan that describes the student's performance, sets agreed educational goals and objectives to meet future learning needs and explains the support needed to achieve these goals. Therefore, individual plans play a vital role in improving outcomes for students.

The presenter will explore:

Evidence based learning- we will discuss the definition of evidence based practices, how to determine which practices meet this criteria and the practices that meet this criteria.

Universal Design- universal design should be in built into our planning so that we don't unnecessarily make adjustments for individual students. It is much easier to make the adjustment for everyone and build it into our teaching/ learning/ environment.

Differentiation and Adjustments-Differentiation in content, process or product is what all teachers do to meet all the needs of all students. Adjustments, on the other hand, are negotiated, possibly by a team, and are signed off the student and parents.

Relationships with parents- positive relationships with parents are essential for improved outcomes for students with delays or disabilities. We will share research findings into relationships between schools and parents and provide practical and helpful strategies to make your learning context inclusive of parents from diverse backgrounds.

Creating a meaningful personalised learning plan- in this section of the workshop we will discuss the legal obligations within the planning process along with practical considerations to ensure that the process is collaborative and the final document is one that guides our teaching and informs our assessment.

Writing SMARTAR goals- SMARTAR are a way of breaking down functional goals into achievable parts through the use of precise language. We will examine SMARTAR goals and look at writing goals in a hands on activity. As well we will discuss how to ensure that goals are strength based, robust and effective.

Assessment through practical data collection-we will review the basics of data collection and discuss how these basic strategies can be adapted and individualised for the needs of a student or group of students.

Reinforcement: Proactive strategies to support children and students- we will talk about reinforcement, more commonly known as rewards; what is it, how does it work, how can you plan for it, and how can you problem solve when you have tried ‘everything’ and it ‘just doesn’t work’.

Intended Audience:

Junior primary, primary teachers & special educators/ teachers.

Presenter:

Leanne Longfellow is a special education teacher, academic researcher and a parent of a young adult with disabilities. She has taught in a variety of special education settings over a thirty year period, provided numerous professional learning sessions for educators, presented at Australian and international educational conferences, taught education in a university context and recently completed her doctoral research in special education at UniSA in 2018.

Inclusions:

A certificate of attendance referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers ✳︎

Electronic handouts of the powerpoint, notes and suggested reading

Hard copies of the notes and templates.

Morning tea and afternoon tea. Please note that lunch is not included.

✳︎ Completing this workshop will contribute four and a half hours of professional learning from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation in South Australia.

Testimonials from previous workshops:

'I loved that the topics covered and information expressed was applicable to all students not just those with special needs. It’s a whole class approach too! Very practical!' Nicole Zacher

'I liked the way the professional learning was presented with strategies to support behaviours.' Amelia Pickard

'Clear and to the point. Relatable to school environment. Do-able'. Marie Foreman'

'Full of information and examples, scenarios and ideas to take away. Talk time at the end of the session was good to be able to discuss different strategies'. Leesa

'I liked the examples during the slideshow. Breakdown of behaviour management strategies used now and overtime and how they have/ haven’t worked.' Alison McConachy

'Informative. Practical ideas for students with learning disabilities.' Helen Braley

'The strategies were clearly set out and identified and explained thoroughly.' Emily Shepherd

'This workshop exceeded all my expectations.' Abbie Kemp

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