Full course description
Date and Time
Wednesday 3 June 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are an Individual Needs Coordinator, Teacher or Learning Leader who supervises the work of Learning Support Assistants in your school.
The role of Learning Support Assistants can be diverse and
complex. Their duties may vary widely from school to school, ranging from
providing general classroom support to delivering targeted academic
interventions for individual students or small groups.This workshop will
provide opportunities for
participants to reflect on their current practice and review the role of Learning Support Assistants within inclusive educational pedagogy and effective school wide frameworks of student support. Key components that make for positive and productive teacher-learning support assistant partnerships will be explored, along with important considerations for the effective deployment of learning support assistants as a valuable resource for student learning.
Research clearly articulates the factors that lead to the most effective use of Learning Support Assistants in schools, while also describing the fundamental qualities of productive working relationships between learning support assistants and their supervising teachers.
In the context of Inclusive Education
• knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of teachers and learning support assistants
• an appreciation of how to work collaboratively as a team
• An understanding of Individual Education Plans
• Ideas for evaluating effectiveness of intervention
Liz Riley has a career spanning over forty years in education, working in the areas of mainstream teaching, special education, inclusion and diversity, as well as school improvement and teacher capacity building. Liz has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, within Catholic, Independent and government schools in Victoria.
Liz currently works as a private educational consultant offering professional service and support to schools, including reviews of Individual Needs Departments and personalised Professional Learning programs, as well as providing assessment and program development for individual and cohorts of students.