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20151203 - Inclusive strategies for Success! - 03 December 2015 - 9:30 - Stream 2

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Inclusive strategies for Success!


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Rural & Distance Education Unit

Provider: Universal Access

Presenter: Greg Alchin, Joe Allen, Gai Cross, Michael Harrison, Fiona Thomas

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Date: 03 December 2015

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 3:30

Duration: All day. Rolling sessions

Closing Date: Bookings Close 3-Dec-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 40

Non-DEC Positions: 20

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: inclusive education, iDPwD, special education, UDL, ESES,


Event Overview: A resources covered in the session will be posted at http://www.rde.nsw.edu.au/strategies-for-success-2015/

The International Day of People with Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors, and realising an inclusive society for all. As part of this day, five well known educators and accessibility advocates are sharing a series of seven short (30 minute) taster sessions on successful practical strategies to support a diverse range of learners reach their potential.

Session 1: - 9:30am – 10:00am
Topic: Using the iPad to support students with literacy difficulties 
Presenter: Joe Allen 
About: exploring the tools available on the iPad to help students with their reading and writing, including accessibility features and a range of apps that can ensure these students are accessing the curriculum and presenting what they understand in a variety of ways.  

Session 2: - 10:10am – 10:40am
Topic: iPads for communication support
Presenter: Gai Cross
About: An initial look at a couple of AAC apps that can be used to support learners needing to communicate through alternate means.Focus on  Proloquo2Go.

Session 3: - 10:50am – 11:20am
Topic: Accessibility and hearing impairment  
Presenter: Michael Harrison
About: We will check out some of the accessibility features of iOS devices that may be useful for students with hearing impairment. We will also look at how to connect hearing devices to IWB and similar. 

Session 4: - 11:30am – 12:00pm
Topic: Flipping the tech! 
Presenter: Greg Alchin
About: How to incorporate mainstream tech for inclusive and accessible. Examples include Aftershockz headphones, Belkin stages, cardboard boxes, 

Session 5: - 12:10pm – 12:40pm
Topic: Creating accessible Word documents
Presenter: Fiona Thomas
About: How to use built in structures in Office program Word to create Accessible word documents for students with additional learning and support needs.
Inclusive of all devices that you can run Office Word on.

Session 6: - 12:50pm – 1:20pm
Topic: Literacy Support within Google Apps for Education
Presenter: Gai Cross
About: An overview of how Google extensions can be added to Chrome Browser to aid with reading and spelling. Focus on TextHelp Read, Write for Google.

Session 7: - 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Topic: Cracking the Code
Presenter: Greg Alchin
About: How to use simple intuitive coding apps as cross curricula tools for processing meaning and expressing understanding.

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Further Information: Contact either Greg Alchin (0403273063) , Michael Harrison (63928426)

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