Professional Development

Current Program / Coaching Packages

We run practical 90 minute workshops that are informed by the best available research and provide tailored training for your school to support teachers to improve outcomes for learners with special needs that meets VIT requirements. Schools are invited to select one or more workshops to be included in their PD schedule across the year, and all participants will receive practical resources that they can use in their classroom and a certificate of participation.

  • ABLES – how to identify student readiness to learn and develop a sequence for learning as required for all students funded by the PSD.
  • ILPs – how to write an individual learning plan for students making use of SMART goals and assessment data, linked to AusVels and ABLES.
  • AUTISM – how to work with students with ASD and engage them in the learning process.
  • Speech and Language  DIFFICULTIES – practical strategies for  understanding and working with expressive and receptive language disorders to increase literacy.
  • UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING – understanding and applying the principles of UDL and differentiation within the classroom.
  • AUTISM AND GIRLS – stratgies for  teaching high functioning autistic girls with specific focus on the differences in  ASD for girls.


Coaching Packages

 

Package 1:  Boosting inclusion and learning outcomes for students with complex needs.
The Program offers a tiered and planned response for children who need more support to succeed from Primary through to Secondary age.

THE SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE

• Trauma informed strategies teachers can use immediately in the classroom

• Practical skills for teaching co-assisted self-regulation across your school

• Evidence based tools to track and improve student learning

• Functional Analysis of Behaviour as a tool to modifying student behaviour of concern

THE TRAINING PACKAGE INCLUDES:

1. Workshop for all staff (half or full day)

2. Coaching – one on one or in teams

3. Development of behaviour support plans for students with critical needs

4. Support for on-going monitoring and review of the interventions implemented using an evidence based practice.


Package 2:  Boosting school performance through data analysis and data informed strategic planning


This package of training provides support to analyse school data and offers a conceptual framework for making sense of this key information assisting schools plan and write key documents such as strategic plans and annual implementation plans.  The focus of this support  assists in  analysing and interpreting  school data, advice for  setting and reaching targets based on this information.  This data analysis  can also be presented in an individual  school report.  Schools can combine into clusters to share costs and work collaboratively. 


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