Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support)

Professional Learning Major Events – 2015 Archive

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  • Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 June 2015 | 9am–4pm (Successful Learning Conference) plus
  • Thursdays fortnightly from July 16, 2015 for five workshops (see below) | 4.30–7.30pm | 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.

Program details

Workshop outlines

Workshop 1 July 16 Introduction. Learning Support: The Context, the Student, and the 'Alterables'
Workshop 2 August 6 Literacy and Numeracy Support: Three Tier Model
Workshop 3 August 13 Managing Behaviour within the Learning Support
Workshop 4 August 20 Literacy and Numeracy Support in the Upper Grades
Workshop 5 September 3 The Big Picture: Learning Support, Collaboration and the Real World

Presenter/academic coordinator

Associate Professor David Evans, Convenor, Special and Inclusive Education, Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Assessment and accreditation

To receive the Certificate in Educational Studies (Learning Support), teachers must attend and actively participate in all sessions, comprising the (Successful Learning Conference 2015 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 and registration

Study program Cost per person (including GST)  
Certificate (two-day conference + five workshops) $1500 Closed
Optional assessment and postgraduate accreditation + $1000 (indicative only)  


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