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CRTPD Courses

Live Online Meeting
School Focus

May 29, 2024 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Managing behaviour beyond the classroom

Classroom and behaviour management,
Managing individuals’ behaviour

Description:
This session empowers Casual Relief Teachers with strategies to cultivate a supportive learning environment within the classroom. Participants are equipped with practical techniques tailored for CRTs to effectively address disruptions and disengagement. This course focuses on enhancing teachers' communication skills to maintain a positive learning atmosphere, emphasizing support and understanding. By implementing these strategies, CRTs can enhance student engagement and learning outcomes, ensuring a positive experience for everyone throughout the school day.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter:

 

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Live online meeting
Early Childhood Focus

May 29, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Songs and stories to incorporate in your practice

Classroom and behaviour management

Description:
Using music and songs throughout the day is a great way to engage and involve children in a range of learning and fun. Music and storytelling can enhance group time, play, learning, social and emotional skills. In this session, the presenter will share a range of music, songs and stories that are used regularly and will outline how to incorporate music and storytelling across the day to enhance your program.

Standards addressed:

  • 3.4.2 Select and use resources

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Nichole Jenkins

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Assessment – the meaning of ‘at standard’? (primary)

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
In the realm of primary education, assessment plays a pivotal role in understanding student progress and informing teaching strategies. But what exactly does it mean when a student is deemed to be 'at standard'? This 30-minute webinar aims to simplify this concept, providing educators with clarity and confidence in their assessment practices. Join our presenter as we delve into the essence of 'at standard' in primary education. We'll explore the criteria used to determine whether a student meets the expected level of proficiency in various subjects. Across the primary curriculum, we'll discuss how assessment frameworks are applied and interpreted within the primary school. Through practical examples, participants will gain insights into the intricacies of assessing student performance and understanding their strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, we'll address common challenges faced by teachers in assessing students accurately and fairly. With the Casual Relief Teacher in mind, this webinar offers valuable insights into the assessment process in primary education. Enhance your understanding of what it truly means for a student to be 'at standard' and empower your teaching practices accordingly. Join us to unlock the potential of assessment in primary education.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.3.2 Make consistent and comparable judgements

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Assessment – understanding progression points

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
In this comprehensive 60-webinar course, Casual Relief Teachers will explore the steps of assessment within the context of the Victorian Curriculum P-10, with a specific focus on understanding progression points. Designed for teachers seeking to enhance their assessment practices and align them with curriculum standards, this course offers invaluable insights and practical strategies. Led by experienced presenter Steven Kolber, participants will explore the foundational principles of assessment, examining its role in gauging student progress and informing instruction. Emphasis will be placed on unpacking the progression points outlined in the Victorian Curriculum P-10 across various subject areas and year levels. CRTs will learn to effectively assess student learning against curriculum benchmarks. Topics covered include formative and summative assessment techniques, differentiation strategies, and utilising assessment data to drive instructional decision-making. At the end of the webinar, participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of assessment within the Victorian Curriculum P-10 framework, equipped with the tools and knowledge to foster student growth and achievement effectively.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.3.2 Make consistent and comparable judgements

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 05, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Writing student reports – handy tips and reminders

Assessment and Feedback

Description:
This 30-minute webinar course, "Writing Student Reports – Handy Tips and Reminders," is tailored to assist teachers in efficiently writing concise, accurate student reports, aligning with the Victorian Curriculum P-10 standards. Focused on economy, practicality, and efficiency, this course equips educators with essential strategies to streamline the report writing process. Led by our experienced presenter [Presenter's Name], participants will learn effective techniques to articulate student progress and achievements positively, ensuring alignment with curriculum objectives. From structuring reports to choosing appropriate language and referencing the Victorian Curriculum, this webinar emphasises practical tips that save time while maintaining report quality. Key outcomes include enhancing CRTs' ability to communicate student strengths and areas for growth effectively. Participants will gain confidence in their report writing skills, enabling them to deliver comprehensive assessments within tight deadlines. By incorporating handy tips and reminders, this course empowers teachers to quickly and effectively complete quaiity report writing. Join us to unlock the secrets of efficient report writing, ensuring that your assessments not only meet but exceed the expectations set by the Victorian Curriculum P-10.

Standards addressed:

  • 5.2.2 Provide feedback to learners about their learning

Course Length: 0.5 hours

Presenter: Steven Kolber

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 12, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Working with First Nations students and their families

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum

Description:
Including Indigenous people's perspectives is an important way of promoting inclusive practices but is also a requirement within the national curriculum. This course emphasises building authentic, visible, and celebrated community links within educational settings. Participants will explore strategies to honor and integrate Koorie culture into curriculum design, teaching practices, and classroom environments. By understanding the cultural backgrounds and perspectives of Koorie students, educators can create inclusive learning spaces that foster a sense of belonging and pride for all students. This session will gain practical insights into effective communication with Koorie communities, incorporating culturally relevant resources, and navigating sensitive topics with cultural sensitivity and respect. Additionally, this session will address the importance of ongoing professional development and self-reflection in promoting Koorie Cultural Inclusion. By the end of the session, participants will leave equipped with practical ideas to create meaningful connections, enhance cultural responsiveness, and cultivate educational experiences that enable students of all backgrounds to thrive.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.4.2 Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners
  • 2.4.2 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Alinta Williams

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 12, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Structuring a lesson to maintain engagement

Lesson structure

Description:
Engaging students in their learning is a challenge at the best of times. Maximising the potential for engagement needs to be a consideration during the planning stage of lesson delivery. In this 60-minute webinar designed for Casual Relief Teachers, we will present essential strategies for structuring lessons that maintain student engagement and increase comprehensive understanding. Explore techniques to captivate diverse learners, employ interactive activities, and utilise technology effectively. Discover methods to foster active participation and gauge comprehension throughout the lesson. Enhance your teaching toolkit with practical tips to create dynamic, impactful learning experiences. Join us to empower your teaching practice and help students feel inspired and informed.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 19, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Understanding your legal liability as a CRT

Staff wellbeing

Description:
In this 60-minute webinar participants will examine topics essential for understanding the legal liability of a Casual Relief Teacher. Topics covered include duty of care, reporting and legal obligations and personal liability. Participants will gain insight into their responsibilities to ensure safety and wellbeing and will explore the knowledge required for documenting incidents, complying with requirements and mitigating risk. By the end of the session, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of their legal duties, empowering them to confidently fulfill their roles while safeguarding both themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Marino D'Ortenzio

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jun 19, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Teaching core primary maths operations and functions

Curriculum, literacy and numeracy,
Primary numeracy

Description:
This 60-minute session is tailored to meet the needs of Casual Relief Teachers looking for innovative strategies in teaching core mathematical operations and functions to primary students. This session will explore practical methods to foster an understanding and enjoyment of maths, from basic addition to complex functions. The presenter will explore hands-on activities, digital tools, and teaching techniques to engage young learners and accommodate a range of learning needs. Whether you're a novice or an experienced educator, this webinar will equip you with fresh insights and approaches to amplify your maths lessons.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Lisa Tolley

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 01, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Bairnsdale

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 02, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Morwell

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 09, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment - Geelong

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 10, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Creating a calm and positive classroom environment -Ballarat

Classroom teaching strategies,
Classroom management

Description:
Studies show that students thrive in environments where they feel safe, supported, and valued. During this full day in-person workshop, presenters will unpack establishing clear classroom expectations, routines and rituals, practising mindfulness, encouraging positive interactions through engagement strategies and celebrating growth. Reduced stress levels and increased feelings of security empower students to engage in constructive behaviours, fostering a harmonious learning environment. A calm and positive classroom is what every teacher needs to create a happy and successful working environment for themselves and their students.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 4 hours

Presenter: Coby Beatson

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 11, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Horsham

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Regional in person event

Jul 12, 2024 | 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Wellbeing, behavior & practical resources - Warrnambool

Classroom and behaviour management,
Staff and student wellbeing

Description:
Learn some practical strategies to support your teaching practice in this full day, in-person mini- conference. During the day, your presenter will outline the importance of teacher and student wellbeing as the underpinning quality that creates a sense of community, positive behaviour building and ultimately academic growth. Your presenter will demonstrate how to build a positive learning space, understand and address challenging behaviours and access quick, fun curriculum-based lessons to engage learners. Having strategies in wellbeing, behaviour management and access to practical curriculum resources will assist your student’s academic achievement and your confidence teaching in any classroom.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.2.2 Understand how learners learn
  • 3.3.2 Use teaching strategies
  • 3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication (with learners)
  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour

Course Length: 6 hours

Presenter: Megan Corcoran

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 17, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

LGBTIQA+ Inclusion in Schools

Inclusive practice and individual learning plans

Description:
Teachers and educators play an important role in creating a safe and inclusive environment for students in contemporary classrooms. This session is designed to support teachers and educators to expand their own knowledge about LGBTIQA+ inclusion. This will be a general information session that will include breaking down the LGBTIQA+ acronym, experiences of LGBTIQA+ students, and a school’s legal obligations. There will be a practical focus on what teachers and educators can do to support LGBTIQA+ students in schools and how teachers and educators can promote a culture of safety and inclusion.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.4.2 Maintain safety of learners

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Department of Education and Training - Jenna or Jane

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 17, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Building Positive Behaviours

Classroom and behaviour management

Description:
Learning is more effective when students are in a supportive environment. This session is designed to equip Casual Relief Teachers with strategies to foster an engaging classroom environment where participants will explore positive behaviour management techniques, and supportive learning strategies. CRTs will develop a comprehensive toolkit to effectively address behavioural challenges and nurture a supportive learning space to create a culture of respect and co-operation.

Standards addressed:

  • 4.1.2 Support participation of learners
  • 4.2.2 Manage learning and teaching activities

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Antoinette Masiero

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 24, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Understanding Individual Learning Plans and Responsibilities

Inclusive practice and individual learning plans

Description:
This 90 minute webinar is designed for Casual Relief Teachers seeking to deepen their understanding of ILPs and their pivotal role in fostering inclusive and supportive learning environments. The presenter will explore the fundamental concepts of ILPs, including their purpose, components, and effective implementation strategies. Through  practical examples, participants will gain valuable insights into crafting personalized ILPs that address the unique needs and aspirations of each learner. Moreover, the webinar will delve into the responsibilities of educators in facilitating the development, monitoring, and review of ILPs. Enhance your collaborative approaches to working with students, parents, and colleagues to support your students’ learning needs. Our expert presenter will also share a wealth of resources and supportive practices aimed at empowering you in the ILP process. Register now to increase your understanding of ILPs and contribute to the success of every learner.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.3.2 Learners with diverse linguistic cultural religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Belinda Webb

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 24, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Using the DET Literacy Toolkit – Primary Focus

Primary literacy

Description:
The Department of Education's comprehensive literacy toolkit is designed to support educators across Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary Education. During this session, our presenter will outline strategies, activities, and resources embedded within the DET literacy toolkit, tailored to empower CRTs in their teaching. Whether you're stepping into a classroom for the day or navigating a long-term placement, this webinar will equip you with the necessary tools to effectively engage students in literacy learning. Discover practical approaches to enhance literacy instruction, explore engaging activities to foster a love for reading and writing, and access a plethora of resources to cater to diverse learning needs. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your toolkit and enrich your teaching practice.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Antoinette Masiero

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 31, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Techniques to Support Struggling Readers - Primary

Primary literacy

Description:
Reading is a fundamental skill for any student to use across the curriculum. In this 90-minute webinar tailored for Casual Relief Teachers, we investigate effective techniques to support primary students who are facing challenges in reading. Whether grappling with decoding, comprehension, or motivation, CRTs play a crucial role in providing targeted assistance. In this session, participants will explore strategies to engage struggling readers and foster their literacy development. Attendees will be presented with practical ways to identify struggling readers and utilise differentiated instruction to meet diverse learning needs within the classroom. Presented by Jacqui Tarquinio, teacher and SOLAR Lab (LaTrobe's Science of Language and Reading) trained, CRTs will learn how to assess reading difficulties, implement intervention strategies, and create a supportive environment conducive to student growth.                  By the end of this course, CRTs will feel empowered with effective techniques to confidently assist primary school children in overcoming reading obstacles and unlocking their full potential.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 2.5.2 Literacy and numeracy strategies

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Jacqui Tarquinio

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Jul 31, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:27 PM

Exploring the Mathematics Toolkit – Primary Focus

Primary numeracy

Description:
Supporting students in developing their mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence is pivotal for their ongoing learning. Join us for a 60-minute webinar where we explore the Victorian Department of Education Mathematics Toolkit, focusing on primary students. The presenter will guide participants through exploring  resources and available materials which will enrich student learning experiences in Mathematics. This course covers the outline of the toolkit available, where to find more information and the provided materials which cover all key components of the maths curriculum. Participants will see worked examples tailored to primary education, instantly applicable in the classroom. By the end of the session, attendees will adeptly utilise the online toolkit, equipped to lead students towards excellence in mathematics.

Standards addressed:

  • 2.1.2 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area(s)
  • 2.2.2 Content selection and organisation

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: To Be Confirmed

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 07, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Understanding and Supporting Students with Dyscalculia

Primary numeracy,
Secondary literacy and numeracy

Description:
Students with dyscalculia will encounter difficulties with mathematical concepts and calculations, and left unsupported may struggle with problem-solving and mathematical reasoning. This will impact on the student’s learning capability across all areas of the curriculum, particularly in subjects heavily reliant on mathematical skills. Teachers can create a learning environment and use instructional practices that maximise the learning outcomes for all students, those with and without dyscalculia. In this session, the presenter will outline typical indicators of a student who is experiencing dyscalculia; some effective strategies for supporting the student in the classroom; and the session will also highlight specialist organisations and resources that can be accessed for further support.  This session is suitable for Casual Relief Teachers who may be working one to one or with small groups.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Presenter: Judi Humberstone

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 07, 2024 | 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

VIT - Obtaining Teacher Registration in Victoria

The profession of teaching

Description:
This session will cover information on the requirements for obtaining full registration to work in Victorian schools. It will outline the approach available to new teachers, CRTs, who are seeking to move from another area to teach in Victoria.  The session will also include information about requirements for teachers registered as non-practicing. It will cover the requirements for those who are working in schools and in early childhood settings. This is an important session for graduate teachers and those returning to teaching after a break. The course is NOT for teachers who are already fully registered and who are seeking to maintain their registration.

Standards addressed:

  • 7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
  • 7.2.2 Comply with legislative administrative and organisational requirements

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Victorian Institute of Teaching

 

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Live Online Meeting
School Focus

Aug 28, 2024 | 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Understanding and supporting students with ADHD

ADHD

Description:
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may encounter difficulties with various aspects of learning, including attention span, impulse control, and organization. Left unaddressed, these challenges can hinder their ability to fully engage in academic tasks across different subjects. Particularly, subjects requiring sustained attention, organization, and self-regulation may present significant hurdles for students with ADHD. Casual Relief Teachers play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive learning environment that accommodates the diverse needs of all students, including those with ADHD. By employing suitable instructional approaches and support systems, educators can optimize learning outcomes for students with varying abilities. This session will explore how to create supportive spaces for students with ADHD, will examine ADHD within the framework of Response to Intervention (RTI) as utilized by the Victorian Education Department as well as exploring strategies customized to assist students with ADHD, referencing the Victorian Education Department’s Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). Participants in this course will deepen their understanding of ADHD and gain practical insights and techniques to effectively support all students. It is designed to cater for teachers who may engage closely with individuals or small groups of students with ADHD as well.

Standards addressed:

  • 1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of learners across the full range of abilities
  • 1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of learners with disability

Course Length: 1 hour

Presenter: Christine Gibbs

 

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