DfE: Northern Options  Professional Development  Day featuring Sue Larkey

DfE: Northern Options Professional Development Day featuring Sue Larkey

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Madison Park School

19 Lincoln Avenue

Salisbury East, SA 5109

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A day of professional development connecting special education professionals. See Sue Larkey and a variety of other presenters.

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Special Educators!!! Join us for an amazing day of PD to prepare for 2023. Organised by Special Education teachers and leaders for Special Class, Disability Unit and Special School staff. Special Education is on the map with Guest Speaker’s Caroline Croser-Barlow, Executive Director Support and Inclusion and a representative from the Director, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Support and Inclusion Division for the Department of Education. Enjoy our Keynote Speaker Sue Larkey live and a variety of workshops to help you prepare your classes for 2023. Also, an amazing opportunity for networking. Let’s bring like-minded professionals together for a great day.

Organised by Northern Options. Sponsored by Ian May and the Department for Education.

Cost of entry includes access to our Key Note speaker Sue Larkey, 2 additional presentations of your choice and catering.

Northern Options Professional Development & Networking Day 2022

When: 29th October 2022.

Time: 08:30am to 3:30pm.

Where: Madison Park School. 19 Lincoln Ave, Salisbury East SA 5109.

Special Educators. Join us for an amazing day of PD to prepare for 2023. Organised by Special Education teachers and leaders for Special Class, Disability Unit and Special School staff. Special Education is on the map with Guest Speaker’s Caroline Croser-Barlow, Executive Director Support and Inclusion and Ian May, Director, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Support and Inclusion Division for the Department of Education. Enjoy our Keynote Speaker Sue Larkey live and a variety of workshops to help you prepare your classes for 2023. Also, an amazing opportunity for networking. Let’s bring like-minded professionals together for a great day.

Program:

0830 - 0900 - Guest Speakers: Caroline Croser-Barlow – Executive Director Support and Inclusion, DfE. Director, Inclusive Teaching and Learning Support and Inclusion Division, DfE.

0900 - 1100 - Keynote speaker: Sue Larkey.

1100 - 1130 - Catered Recess.

1130 - 1300 - Break out session 1: 9 workshops to choose from.

1300 - 1345 - Catered Lunch & Networking Northern Options.

1345 - 1515 - Break out session 2: 9 workshops to choose from.

1515 - 1530 - Closing comments. Northern Options representative.

Abstracts from presenters for Sessions 1 & 2 :

Sue Larkey – Key note speaker & Available Session 1 or 2

Sue Larkey is a highly qualified educator who has taught students with autism spectrum disorder in the mainstream and special schools. She combines practical experience with extensive research having completed a Masters in Special Education and currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education. Winner of Naturally Autistic 2013 International Award for Community Contribution. Sue has authored many books on autism spectrum disorders. She believes that armed with the tools of understanding and confidence, much can be achieved.

Adelaide West Outreach – Available Session 1 or 2

Augmentative and Alternative Communication applications, speech generating devices and paper based aided language displays support students to participate in social interactions and curriculum activities. This workshop will explore Proloquo2Go and PODD on the iPad, PODD communication books and Grid 3 for whole class language modelling. Using the ABLES assessment tool, we will inform participants how to align the English: speaking and listening component of the Australian Curriculum with communication goals and classroom strategies.

PBIS Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support – Dr Julie McMillan – Available in Session 1 or 2

Dr Julie McMillan is Senior Lecturer and Co-Chair of Research in Inclusive and Specialised Education at Flinders University, the APBS South Australia Network Lead for schools and Co-Chair of the APBS Australia Research Network. Julie’s interests include teacher professional learning for students with disability, including students who require extensive support.

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support: A Tiered System of Support for All

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a three-tiered system of supports to promote social competence and prevent behavioural difficulties for all students, including those living with disability. SWPBS is designed to build educators’ capacity to implement evidence-based practices and prevent behavioural difficulties, with the potential to further inclusive education efforts. This presentation provides an overview of schoolwide PBS at the universal, targeted and intensive levels of support with a focus on the need for adjustments to ensure proactive prevention for all students including students with disability and complex support requirements.

DfE Occupational Therapist Workshop – Creating Clever Classrooms – Available Session 1 or 2

A presentation aiming to increase educator capacity to identify physical, sensory and organisational aspects of their classroom environment which may impact on student participation, behaviour and learning. Included is a range of practical, trauma informed strategies to set up effective learning environments. This program can incorporate OT classroom visits to individual or groups of teachers for further coaching to implement strategies for classroom organisation. All attendees will receive a copy of “A Trauma-Informed Guide to Setting up the Classroom Environment”.

DfE Occupational Therapist Workshop – Zones of Regulation – Available Session 1 or 2

A presentation providing an overview of the program “Zones of Regulation: a curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control” by Leah Kuypers. Included is a range of “top down” and “bottom up” tools for regulation and how to implement this program at a whole-of-class/site level. Follow up options include: coaching with individual/groups of educators to further support implementation, working with leadership to support school-wide implementation and/or providing this training for SSOs.

SERU – Clicker 8 presentation – Available Session 1

Clicker 8 builds on the worldwide success of its award-winning predecessors. It’s inclusive, it’s engaging, it’s intuitive, and it enables teachers to give every learner the personalised, evidence-led support they need to take their literacy skills to the next level.

SERU – ABLES – Available Session 1

This training is to support educators in their understanding of Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES). ABLES provides a suite of, assessments, curriculum, teaching and reporting resources that guide educators to accurately identify students’ individual learning goals and track their progress over time. It is recommended that students who are not yet working in Foundation in English and Mathematics have an ABLES assessment.

The Grove Education Centre – Numeracy at The Grove – Carly Barnes – Available Session 1

Carly Barnes is a Highly Accomplished Teacher at The Grove Education Centre. This presentation will share a brief overview of the mathematics journey at The Grove. This includes using the mathematical proficiencies and effective teaching strategies to help students work flexibly with number and improve numeracy achievement. Within this presentation we will explore the Australian Curriculum, as well as research and evidence-based practices that will support us as educators in providing our students every opportunity to be capable and confident mathematicians.

Riverbanks – Inclusion – India Lennerth – Available Session 2

India Lennerth is presenting on Working Towards Inclusion. India is Leader of Inclusion at Riverbanks College B-12. She has a high level of knowledge around working towards inclusion and has visited sites in South Australia and Queensland, looking at best practice in alignment with evidence-based approaches.

SERU – Resources in Special Education – Available Session 2

Presenters go through the many resources and supports that are available at the Special Education Resource Unit. A great presentation to inspire you and support strategies for students in your classroom.

Kilparrin – Communication Assessment – Sarah Hains – Available Session 2

Communication is a fundamental human right and is essential to ensure access to education. Within this session assessment tools to measure student progress will be explained such as the Roadmap of Communicative Competence (RoCC) and The Communication Matrix. This session will provide examples of using the tool/s and will include examples and experiences with intervention on a whole school and individual basis.

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