Curtin’s Professional Learning Hub invites teachers and administrators to a workshop which will provide usable and practical methods to improve the classroom experience in easily implementable ways.
Teachers and administrators will gain methods to continually engage students and provide a high quality learning experience in today’s diverse classrooms.
- Thursday 16 November, 5-8pm and Saturday 18 November, 9-12pm
- Building 501, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
- Standard $80. Current Curtin staff/student $40
Students who struggle with focus or sensory issues can be especially challenging to teach, sometimes making the teacher feel more like a “classroom police” than an educator.
This session, structured to address specific issues of the audience, will provide research based methods to improve educational outcomes through adjustments to the environment, home/school communication, and specific teaching strategies. Designed to work within current school structures and educator time constraints, this session will provide usable and practical methods to improve the classroom experience in easily implementable ways.
What will you gain through this workshop?
- Teachers and administrators will understand practical ways to adjust the physical classroom environment to promote classroom engagement.
- Teachers will be able to implement practical interventions for their students with challenging behaviour.
- Teachers will be able to address the challenging behaviours of students with parents/caregivers in positive productive ways.
AITSL Teaching standards addressed in this session
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
About your presenter
Dr Cindy Smith lectures in the area of Educational Psychology and has previous experience as a Special Education Teacher specializing in children with behavioural disorders.
She has also served as a behavioural specialist, supporting children, families, and schools for success in educational and community settings. She has worked in universities in the United States, the Middle East and now here in Australia.
Cindy’s research interest include mentoring as an intervention for adolescents at high risk, autism, teacher development, and women’s studies.