Successful Learning Conference 2012

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Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 October 2012

The Epping Club, Rawson St, Epping

This annual conference focuses on issues and developments in the provision of quality education for students K - 12 with additional learning needs in a mainstream classroom setting. Areas addressed will include literacy, accountability and assessment, behaviour management, technology and social skills instruction.


Articulated study

Participants may attend this conference as a stand-alone event*, or as part of the Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support).

REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE AT MIDDAY, FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2012

* Attending both days of this conference is approved as 11 hours' Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) Registered Continuing Professional Development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of endorsement: five years for all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards. NSWIT Course Code 2012OPL–SLC. Please provide your six-digit Institute Number when you register if relevant.
Fees & registration (per person, GST included) Individual fee Register online

Conference 2 days (Mon 8 & Tue 9 Oct)

$470

Registration closed

Conference 1 day (Mon 8 or Tue 9 Oct)

$250

Registration closed

Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support)
(Fee includes two-day conference + five Thursday evening workshops)

$1160

Registration closed



Keynote speakers

  • Professor Janette Klingner, School of Education, University of Colorado,
    "Distinguishing between language acquisition and learning disabilities among English-language learners" ... view abstract.

  • Professor Anthony Shaddock, Consultant and Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra,
    "Responding to diversity: personal and professional sustainability" ... view abstract.

Feature speakers

  • Anne Bayetto, School of Education, Flinders University,
    "Students with additional reading needs: on the radar and moving" ... view abstract.

  • Associate Professor Lorraine Graham, School of Education, University of New England, and
    Anne Bellert, Additional Needs Officer, Catholic Education Office, Lismore,
    "Literacy, numeracy and low-achieving students: cautious directions from cognitive neuroscience" ... view abstract.

  • Dr Lorraine Hammond, School of Education, Edith Cowan University,
    "Everybody’s selling it but what does a systematic, direct and explicit approach to early literacy instruction really look like?" ... view abstract.

  • Professor Janette Klingner, School of Education, University of Colorado,
    "Implementing collaborative strategic reading in diverse classrooms" ... view abstract.

  • Dr Sarah McDonagh, School of Teacher Education, Charles Sturt University, and
    Dr Michael Flood, Team leader, Learning & Teaching, Catholic Education Office, Bathurst,
    "Rethinking the ‘what’ and ‘how’ in teaching reading in NSW schools" ... view abstract.

  • Brian Smyth King, Director, Disability Programs, NSW Department of Education and Communities,
    "Every Student, Every School: recognising, respecting and responding to the diverse learning needs of students" ...
    view abstract.


  • Dr Richard Boon, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney,
    "What colour is a red kangaroo? Enhancing the reading comprehension skills for students with learning difficulties in the content-areas" ... view abstract.


Contacts

Enquiries

Rachel Payne (Wed–Fri)

Convenor/Academic Coordinator

Associate Professor David Evans


Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) Registered Professional Development
Attending both days of this conference is approved as 11 hours' Institute Registered Continuing Professional Development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of endorsement: five years for all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards. NSWIT Course Code 2012OPL–SLC. Please provide your six-digit Institute Number when you register if relevant.