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Accessible online teaching - supporting learners with diverse needs

  • 20 May 2020
  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Online webinar: details sent before event
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Bookings for this webinar are currently near or at limit.

A recording will be made available within 10 days of this session.

Part of our Online Teaching webinar series, this session addresses the specific needs of students with cognitive, sensory and social-emotional challenges.

Many teachers are struggling to know how to best support their students with disabilities and differences as we transition to remote teaching. This online webinar will provide practical evidence-based strategies for supporting learners with diverse learning needs.

We will focus on using effective digital teaching strategies and supports to assist students with cognitive, sensory and social-emotional challenges. This will include supporting students with specific language difficulties, autism and intellectual disabilities in accessing your virtual classrooms. In addition to the sharing advice and resources, there will also be the opportunity for our participants to share their stories and to ask questions about specific challenges they are facing.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Mainstream and specialist Primary and Secondary teachers.

    • School leaders and learning leaders.

    About the presenters

    This webinar will be hosted by Matthew Harrison and co-presented with colleagues from University of Melbourne: Anthea Naylor, Sharon Klieve and Catherine Smith.

    Matthew Harrison is an experienced educator, researcher and entrepreneur with a keen passion for utilising technology to enhance children's social learning and inclusion. He has taught in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

    Matthew is currently coordinating the Autism Intervention and Learning Intervention programs at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, focusing on inclusive education and the creative use of digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. His doctoral research examined how cooperative videogames can be used as spaces for developing social skills for children with autism and cognitive challenges. Building from this innovative research, Matthew founded Next Level Social Skills using cooperative videogames to teach social skills.

    This event was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. 

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