In a short six and a half weeks Imagine More’s 2014 conference, “Success In Transitions”, will begin. The aim of the conference is to share strategies that will enable people living with a disability to create success during times of change.
Wondering why you, as an educator, should take time out of your busy month to attend?
We’ve worked hard to bring together speakers who will address topics that will be of interest to teachers from pre-school age right through to beyond secondary school. It’s all about…
Success In Transitions
Transitions occur frequently in our education systems: from class to class, to and from the playground, from term to term, year to year and moving up to the next schooling stage and beyond, all students will experience them many times.
This conference will provide valuable insights for helping all students experience success in transitions. It will explore how to develop behaviour, promote social relationships, and identify the potential of all students from preschool through primary school, secondary school and beyond.
We are delighted to welcome our two keynote speakers: Dr Patrick Schwarz and Dr Robert Jackson.
Patrick Schwarz is an author, motivational speaker and leader in Human Services and Education, including Inclusive Education, Special Education, General Education and Educational Leadership. His professional mission is to promote education and human services that advance the status of people of all ages with diverse support needs. He will be presenting on the topics of:
- From Disability To Possibility
- ‘Give Him The Whale’- 20 ways to use fascinations, areas of expertise and strengths to support students
- Transitioning From School To Beyond
- Promoting Meaningful Social Relationships
- Inclusive Education- Engaging Everybody
Robert Jackson is the Managing Director of Include, and has been working in the field of Human Services and Education for over thirty years. Bob has worked as a consultant to government, private and public educations systems, agencies and families. He has had a wide experience as a Direct Care worker, Psychologist, Manager of Disability Services, Researcher, Director of a Research Centre on Disability and Associate Professor of Education.
- From disability to possibility
- Role of development during transitions in life
- It’s never too late – Literacy, a skill for life
- Positive advocacy for change
- Building belonging
- Behaviour development versus behaviour management
In addition there are many other speakers who will provide the motivated teaching professional with insights and inspiration into supporting a student living with a disability through transition.
We’ve put together this useful flyer highlighting sessions that may be of interest to you- please download and share with your colleagues!
Please note: this course is currently being evaluated for TQI Accreditation!
We hope to see you there! Please act soon as the Early Bird pricing finishes September 30.