Certificate in Education Studies (Learning Support)

Professional Learning Major Events – 2014 Archive

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  • Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 June 2014 | 8.30am–3.45pm (Successful Learning Conference)
  • Thursdays fortnightly from July 17, 2014 for five workshops (see below) | 4.30–7.30pm | registrations closed

For teachers outside the wider Sydney metropolitan region, attendance at the evening workshops is available by videoconference, subject to availability of facilities in your region.

These workshops will examine in detail the theories, policies and practices that promote quality literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for students identified as experiencing difficulties learning in a mainstream classroom environment, across a range of Key Learning Areas. Specific focus will be placed on teachers working as part of teams to promote individualised programs and processes that assist students with additional learning needs to achieve collaboratively established learning outcomes. Workshop activities and individual learning tasks will promote the integration of theory and practice across a range of settings including early childhood, primary and secondary.

Workshops are held in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney.

Lesson program
Workshop 1 July 17 Introduction. Learning Support: The Context, the Student, and the 'Alterables'
Workshop 2 July 31 Literacy and Numeracy Support: Three Tier Model
Workshop 3 August 14 Managing Behaviour within the Learning Support
Workshop 4 August 28 Literacy and Numeracy Support in the Upper Grades
Workshop 5 September 11 The Big Picture: Learning Support, Collaboration and the Real World

Presenter/academic coordinator
Associate Professor David Evans

Assessment and accreditation
To receive the Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support), teachers must attend and actively participate in all sessions (Successful Learning Conference 2014 and five workshops).

Successful participants have the option of having this program accredited as one unit of study towards the school's Master of Education (MEd) program, or the shorter Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies levels. This involves submitting an assessment task and an additional fee applies. If interested, please discuss this option further with the academic coordinator.

Fees & registration (per person, incl. GST) Individual
Certificate (fee includes two-day conference + five workshops) $1400
Optional assessment and postgraduate accreditation $1000 (indicative only)

Rachel Payne | T: +61 2 9351 8520 (Wed–Fri) | E:

Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) Registered Professional Development
NSWIT Course Code is pending. This certificate program will be endorsed as 26 hours* Institute Registered professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. Scope of endorsement - all Elements of the Professional Teaching Standards. (*Includes 11 hours attendance at the Successful Learning Conference, 23 & 24 June 2014.)
Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number when you register if relevant.