Securing the Good Life through Inclusive Education

Announcement of the online workshop, Securing the Good Life through Inclusive Education

Start: Thu 15 Dec, 2022 12:00 End: Mon 27 Feb, 2023 17:00

Location: Online, on-demand access - watch anytime!

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A self-directed online workshop for families wanting an inclusive education for their children with disability

When children with disability are included in a mainstream class in their local school, everyone benefits in the short and long term. But it can be difficult for our children with disability to be effectively included in the same school as their siblings, friends and neighbours.

Many families have found that it’s helpful to have a working knowledge of educational inclusion and to know what the school needs to provide to make inclusion possible. It’s also critical to know how to ask for these in a manner that strengthens the relationship between the school and the family.

Join us for this online workshop to explore some essential elements of truly inclusive education:

  • What is inclusive education? Many people find it is not exactly what they understand it to be
  • What 40+ years of research tells us about the benefits of inclusive education
  • What supports work best in promoting good outcomes for all students
  • Individual Learning Plans – what are they, and what does a good one look like?
  • How to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with school staff – including tips for meetings
  • The importance of friendships and social connections
  • Student and family stories on their inclusive education experience

This workshop is for families who

  • are unsure which education option to choose for their child and want to know more about inclusion at school
  • are pursuing an inclusive education for their children.

It is suitable for families of students of all ages (primary, high school and secondary college). Families whose children haven’t yet started school will also find the workshop helpful.

About the Workshop

There are two parts to this event:

  1. the on-demand online workshop
  2. the live discussion session.

Watch the workshop…

When you register, you’ll receive an email inviting you to register in an online portal. Within the portal, you’ll find workshop videos, exercises, and other resources. You’ll have 24/7 access to the workshop, making it easy to work through the material at your own pace.

…then join a live discussion session

After you’ve gone through the online workshop, you might

  • have some questions about the workshop content
  • want to discuss how to apply what you’ve learned to your situation
  • be interested to hear how other families are approaching their child’s inclusive journey.

Please plan to join us for a live discussion session where we’ll be inviting questions and conversations about the workshop content. We’re planning to hold two sessions, so please pencil them into your calendar. You are welcome to join both if you wish.

  • Live discussion session 1: Tuesday, 17 January 2023, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Live discussion session 2: Tuesday, 14 February 2023, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cost

This is a free workshop funded by the Department of Social Services.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for families of current and future school students only. It’s been designed for families who are serious about pursuing an inclusive education for their children with disability.

Attendees of previous Securing the Good Life workshops may wish to enrol to review the content.

Details

  • Immediate access when you register
  • On-demand access to the workshop videos and resources
  • Live discussion session 1: Tuesday, 17 January 2023, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Live discussion session 2: Tuesday, 14 February 2023, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • The live discussion sessions will not be recorded, so please plan to attend one or both
  • The online portal will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, 27 February 2023

Register to attend the free online workshop about inclusive education