Special Education Needs

Earlier this year I attended the AIS NSW Becoming a Highly Accomplished Teacher PL two day course, one of the segments focused on the Descriptors 1.6, 3.2 and 4.1 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

  • 1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

  • 3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs (that engage all students)

  • 4.1 Support student participation

Key documents were referred to as well as general information on how best to cater for students with disabilities. A summary of the session can be found in the Special Education Needs presentation that was shared with teaching staff at school.

Key documents included:

Legislative guidance: Australian Government Disability Standards for Education 2005

Practical ideas for planning and programming: NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – Supporting Students with Special Needs Education