Skilling The Willing – Inclusive Education In High Schools
Workshops for High School Teachers and Management
Thursday April 3, 2014
1:00 – 4:30pm
Hedley Beare CTL
51 Fremantle Dr, Sterling, ACT
How can we include the student with a disability as well as the gifted student in the same lesson?
How can we engage the student with processing difficulties, the student with family problems, students with poor English … in the same coursework? What are some examples of cutting edge innovation in this area?
About this Workshop
Streamed classes are a thing of the past – for very good research-backed reasons. However this means that every classroom will reflect the normal curve, with some students two or more years ahead of the average and others similarly behind. Students with a disability highlight this reality, but it is not new. It means that it is not possible to teach to the middle, as large numbers of students above and below the average will not be engaged.
In terms of inclusion, if you are not included in the same academic lesson as your peers, you are not really included. A person with a significant intellectual impairment has to be included in the year 10 atomic physics lesson, and the gifted student has to be challenged and stretched in the same lesson.
This workshop will demonstrate how this can be done, and give teachers opportunities to work on their own examples. Teachers often find this workshop inspiring as it can redesign the way that they structure their teaching and capture the interest of students who previously would remain unengaged.
Cost: $ 145 per person
Teachers are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the session for LSAs in the morning: Click here to learn MORE. Discounted tuition if both sessions are attended.
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[box style=”rounded”] About the Facilitator
Dr Robert (Bob) Jackson has been closely involved with inclusive school communities for many years, advising families, teachers, schools and education systems on the rationale and practicalities of inclusive education. Throughout his career Bob has worked directly with families of children living with disability in their efforts to achieve an ordinary valued life for their sons and daughters. Based in WA, Bob has had a long-standing association with Edith Cowan University and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor.[/box]
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