Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 4 May 2021, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are a classroom teacher who teaches students with difficulties concentrating and focussing in class.
This one-day workshop will look at what are the expected levels for various behaviours, such as listening, paying attention to learning tasks and impulse control for various ages, and how to identify students with significant deficits in attention and difficult classroom behaviours. This will be followed up with practical strategies for use in the classroom and how to implement them in various settings.
The structure of the day will include the use of a teacher observation form, a range of observation checklists/screening tools suitable for use by classroom teachers, analysis of assessment data and targeted teaching strategies.
Many students have difficulties concentrating and focussing in class. They can either daydream and lose focus or they can be impulsive and overactive, which impacts on their learning and that of their fellow students. Classroom teachers are able to assist students to progress when they have the knowledge and expertise to identify and support students with specific areas of need.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance.
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Student behaviour management (discipline)
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student welfare.
- an understanding of deficits in attention and focus
- the ability to use a range of observation checklists/screening tools
- the ability to analyse assessment data
- targeted teaching strategies suitable for these students.
Fiona Cranstoun is a Clinical Psychologist whose focus is educational and developmental psychology. Having only ever focussed on psychology with children and adolescents, she transforms every child into new versions of themselves creating outstanding outcomes for all she works with. Fiona is highly regarded and respected. Her vast specialist experience makes her unique in her field. An expert in assessment, Fiona’s reports have been recognised for capturing every detail and her recommendations form a solid basis for future treatment. Her diagnostic assessments include ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other learning problems.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.