Gifted, Talented and Special Needs

The TLN is committed to supporting support teachers include students of all abilities in their callsroom.

Adjustments made to support the inclusion of one child are often helpful in supporting the learning of all children.




Upcoming events

    • 30 August 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 55

    This program is presented as a recorded program available on-demand with a live-online Q&A session held at the time and date indicated on the left.

    Presented by Sue Pickett  

    Course Length: 1 hour

    The program will look at:

    Working closely with the families of children with special needs is key to achieving success with them. Families know better than anyone else their child's strengths, learning dispositions and likely triggers.

    In this workshop Sue will share strategies that she uses around:

    • Finding out the most vital information from parents
    • Having successful meetings with parents
    • Having difficult discussion with families of children with special needs
    • Building regular communication

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.6.2 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
    3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process

    7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.3.2 Engage with the parents/carers

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 54

    Presented by Michelle Meracis

    The program will look at:

    The introduction of mobile technologies (phones and tablets) has opened new avenues for teachers to connect with students and enhance their teaching. This is particularly the case for students with a learning disability for whom technology has proven to be of great assistance in leading them to new learning pathways. in this course, Michelle will focus on some strategies, the resources and teaching approaches that she has implemented using an iPad with students with learning disabilities. 

    Standards Covered


    1. Know students and how they learn
    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    2. Know the content and how to teach it

    2.6.2 Information and Communication Technology

    4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.5.2 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 05 September 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 55

    Presented by Josh Walker, McCarthy Catholic College, Tamworth

    The program will look at:

    Differentiation in teaching can be achieved with careful planning. Planning teaching approaches that work for students with a learning disability or who are on the Autism spectrum can also benefit 'mainstream' students. In this workshop the presenter, a secondary teacher, will outline his approach to planning lessons to differentiate his teaching to better meet the needs of a wide range of students.

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

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

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
    3.6.2 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 25 September 2017
    • 10 November 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • The AEU building

    Presented by Daniel Cohen, Michael Victory and Max Grarock

    Application Required

    Applications close 21st July 2017

    Peer based learning is a most effective form of professional development for classroom teachers. Great teachers should have the opportunity to share their excellent practice with colleagues in their own workplace and with a wider network of teachers. Presenting formal professional development programs is one method for great teachers to influence professional practice across a wide audience.

    In this program you will be coached and mentored to develop your skills as a provider of professional development programs.

    This program has several components:

    1. A recorded online session to be done at your own pace before attending in person
    2. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 25 September to create a workshop that people are interested in attending
    3. A face to face session in Abbotsford (Victoria) on 28 September to explore different types of PD delivery and work on presentation skills
    4. A hour-long 1:1 consultation session with a TLN staff member at a negotiated time on the 10th of November

    Entry to this course is by application to the TLN - clicking on the register button will start that process. Only 15 places are available.

    Applications close on 21st of July and you will be notified of acceptance by 28 July.

    Teachers from schools and early childhood services are invited to apply. Only 15 places are available.

    This program is sponsored by the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnership Program.

    Catering is provided for the face to face sessions in this program.

    A Certificate of Participation for 13 hours of PD for the following standards will be issued to each participant:

    Standards Covered

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.1.2 Identify and plan professional learning

    6.2.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    6.4.2 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

     7 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community

    (Not endorsed for these descriptors in NSW)

    7.1.2 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
    7.2.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
    7.4.2 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

     

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 75

    Presented by Mary Steuten 

    The program will look at:

    We have high expectations behaviourally of our students and many will just know intuitively how to behave appropriately. Students on the autism spectrum typically don’t learn these things as easily as other students. Hence, you must explicitly teach them and practice them as a class.  We often assume behavioural errors to be deliberate when, in fact, especially for students on the spectrum, they may occur simply because they have not been taught what is expected and have not been reinforced when ‘getting it right’. In this course the presenter will outline approaches to teaching social and emotional skills for students on the autism spectrum.

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

    3.2.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
    3.5.2 Use effective classroom communication

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 17 October 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 68

    Presented by Laura Greaves, Hume Valley Special School

    The program will look at:

    The presenter has used the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework with students with physical and intellectual disabilities. An important element of working with any group of students to create a positive learning environment is to analyse the behaviours occurring in the learning space. The presenters will show how they have used PBS to undertake this analysis and improve classroom behaviours.

    People who enrol for this workshop, if they have not already done so should also enrol for the companion workshop 'L758 Positive Behaviour Support – identifying the behaviours you want' on Tuesday 31st October. A recording of that workshop will also appear on the TLN website www.tln.org.au

    This workshop has wide application and could meet the needs of teachers working in primary, secondary or special education settings.


    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation
    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities
    4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
    4.4.2 Maintain student safety

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 25 October 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 89

    This program is presented as a recorded program available on-demand with a live-online Q&A session held at the time and date indicated on the left.

    Presented by Sue Pickett

    Course Length: 1 hour

    The program will look at:

    Helping support staff find appropriate ways to work with children with additional needs is a key pillar to unlocking their learning. Doing this in respectful, consultative ways helps build a trusting, team dynamic. In this workshop Sue will look at:

    • Setting roles and responsibilities
    • Being collaborative
    • Communicating goals and strategies

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn
    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
    3.6.2 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
    3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process

    6 Engage in professional learning

    6.3.2 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150


      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
    • 31 October 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TLN online training space
    • 69

    Presented by Laura Greaves, Hume Valley Special School

    The program will look at:

    Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a framework for understanding the cause of inappropriate behaviours and how to respond effectively. When faced with challenging behaviours in any learning environment, it is important for the teacher to be able to describe the behaviour they do want in the classroom. The presenter will show how they have used PBS to plan classroom strategies to get the preferred behaviours in their work with students with physical and intellectual disabilities.

    People who enrol for this workshop, if they have not already done so should also enrol for the companion workshop 'L752 Positive behaviour support – analysing the behaviour' on Tuesday 17th October. A recording of that workshop will also appear on the TLN website www.tln.org.au

    This workshop has wide application and could meet the needs of teachers working in primary, secondary or special education settings.

    Standards Covered

    1 Know students and how they learn

    1.1.2 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
    1.5.2 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
    1.6.2 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

    4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

    4.1.2 Support student participation

    4.2.2 Manage classroom activities
    4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
    4.4.2 Maintain student safety

    Pricing

    Individual TLN members - Free
    Teacher from a member school - Free
    Non-member - $150

      Completing this course will contribute 1 hour of QTC Registered PD addressing the standards as listed above from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW

The TLN is supported by the AEU Victoria Branch and the IEU Victoria Tasmania Branch 

    

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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