2021 Term 3 Conference - Glenelg
The Term 3 Conference was kicked off, with an Introduction from the founder of Centre for Access - Thomas Banks.
Thomas delivers a range of training programs and workshops around disability and accessibility to a wide audience. He works with businesses, corporate organisations, and government departments to increase their awareness so they can be more inclusive in the way they approach their work, and when they come across people with disabilities.
We received a DPP update from Ian May.
The rest of the day saw a focus on Numeracy, with a presentation delivered on "Developing a number assessment tool" by Carly Barnes. Carly is an accredited Highly Accomplished teacher. This year, Carly won the Credit Union SA / SASTA – Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award in the Junior Primary category for her inclusive STEM programming.
This lead into our final presentation, delivered by Bernie Ellis on Explicit teaching to develop early numeration skills for students with disabilities. Bernie Ellis is currently Deputy Principal of the Southport Special school, the largest special school in Queensland. Within this setting she is working with her leadership team to strategically serve and support the staff through a period of significant curriculum reform to ensure quality learning outcomes for ALL individual students. She carried out her action research in 2016 as a Master teacher and was then appointed as Head of Curriculum in another special school before moving to her current role.
The day ended with beautiful views and some social networking.
It was both an informative and enjoyable day.