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Survival guide 101 for new individual needs coordinators is a Course

Survival guide 101 for new individual needs coordinators

Mar 1 - Mar 25, 2020

$1,340 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Monday 2 March and Thursday March 26 2020


This learning event is right for you if you are a newly appointed individual needs teacher, or if you have  been in the role for less than two years


The course will cover the essential elements needed to operate an effective best practice individual needs department, including gifted education. Over the two days, the course will specifically focus on:
  • setting the context, historical perspectives and impact of legislation
  • essential elements of best practice
  • understanding disabilities and giftednes
  • identification and assessment
  • intervention
  • record keeping and documentation 
  • essential resources.

The workshops are designed to be highly interactive and practical. Participants will have opportunities to discuss provisions, evaluate their current programs, plan and network.

There are many aspects involved in working with students with individual needs including understanding the legislation on which this is based, working with individual students and their families, working with teaching staff and  being the key person in the school in relation to applying for funding for students with disabilities. This two day workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake this very varied role in your school.

Key takeaways                

  • an understanding of the Disability Standards for Education
  • an introduction to the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability
  • approaches to identifying and assessing students with disability
  • different interventions to assist students
  • suggested documentation and record keeping approaches
  • a knowledge of valuable resources available.

Presenter information

Liz Riley               

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 individuals and cohorts of students.