EDC4000 - Zara Croaker Presentation

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Seminar Presentation - Zara Croaker

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  • 1.By Zara Croaker Sotos Syndrome A Childs Journey

2. Topics Sotos Syndrome Students with disabilities Social Justice Impact on your abilities as a teacher Literature Review Future teachers 3. Why I chose this topic To bring awareness to teachers and the community of the struggles faced by students with disabilities and the impact it has on siblings and families. To support future teachers inside the classroom with students with disabilities. To highlight the need for specialized programs and school based support available for first year teachers. 4. My brother Ross Diagnosed with Sotos Syndrome a rare genetic disorder characterized by constant illness and excessive physical growth during the first 2-3 years. 5. My brother Ross 6. Intellectual Disabilities Intellectual impairment is a developmental disability, which means various aspects of reduced functioning will be evident in various ways across the developmental lifespan. 7. My brother Ross 8. What is Social Justice? Social Justice is holding and supporting the individual needs that meet the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, cultural and diverse needs of all students in age appropriate inclusive learning environment. 9. What is Social Justice? The term Social Justice includes a range of practices and perspectives and is not limited, but often includes building a classroom with diversity and equality to insure students have a well-structured and supported education designed to support students with a range of abilities. Inclusive Education involves embracing human diversity and welcoming all children and adults as equal members of an educational community. This involves valuing and supporting a unique range of students together within mainstream educational settings. 10. What is Social Justice? Becoming an effective teacher requires more than developing socio-political awareness and teaching skills, and understanding how children learn and develop. Moving from theory to practice also requires the courage to create schools that look very different from those we have now. Kugelmass, 2000, P. 193 11. Diverse Learners Classrooms today are populated with a diverse group of students who have a broad range of learning needs. The Summit on Inclusive Education defined inclusive education as a process of responding to the uniqueness of individuals, increasing: their presence, access, participation, and achievement in a learning society. Diversity amongst students needs to be upheld to support all students within a classroom to achieve their own personal success depending on their abilities. 12. Inclusive Education Involves embracing human diversity and welcoming all children and adults as equal members of an educational community. Upholding the rights of all students and understanding human diversity as a rich resources an an everyday part of human environments and interaction. 13. Students should learn with, and from, each other coming to know true diversity in terms of physical, cognitive, sensory, and emotional differences. Conner & Goldmansour, 2012, p.31 14. Inclusive Education Involves a change in mindset about how society, school and students work together to allow for students to have opportunity to achieve individual and group learning outcomes. It means a student who previously would have been education separate now can be educated at their own local school or school of choice. 15. What is the issue? Unknown structure and support inside the classroom for students with disabilities. Rural school have limited access to services due to location. Teachers do not have correct training or understanding of how to support students within their classroom with a disability. 16. The issues that arise: How teachers facilitate principles of equity through their treatment of the curriculum, individual achievement and behaviour. For students with disabilities, restriction on the ability to achieve due to the outcomes from the curriculum act as a barrier to equity, social justice and a sense of belonging. 17. How does it relate to Social Justice? Discriminatory towards students with disabilities in the education system. Students not having a sense of community and belonging. Exclusion from everyday activities resulting in bullying and abuse. Student behavior and/ or the effect of their disability impact on the learning of others. 18. How would it impact your ability? The delivery of lessons if support from teacher aides or services is not accessible. Community involvement and sense of belonging is lost without the support of the school community or students. No access to professional development opportunities would impact in me not know what support or strategies are available to support my students. The ability to support all students with in my classroom. 19. How does it link to the ProfessionalTeaching Standards? Standard 1 Know students and how they learn Standard 3 Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning Standard 4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments 20. Review Literature Inclusion in Education towards equality for students with disability By Dr Kathy Cologon Students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms A resource for teachers - By Anthony Shaddock, Loretta Giorcelli and Sue Smith Sotos Syndrome Original Article by BridgetVeitch Upated by Simon Lane Students with Disabilities Guidelines Published by theVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority 21. What is the prevalence of your issue in schools? The Australian school system is changing and transforming with the introduction of new programs and opportunities to support students with disabilities inside mainstream classrooms. However the most concerning issue for students with disabilities in mainstream is how teachers facilitate principles of equity through their treatment of the curriculum, individual achievement and strategies to manage student behaviour for students with disabilities. It is important teachers are given opportunity to attend professional development opportunities and have in class support all students within their care. 22. What Strategies can you put in place to overcome the issue? Community bases programs given students with disabilities opportunity to work within the community. Buddy programs Students participant in a buddy system program allowing opportunities to form friendships and become apart of a social group. Form a relationship with support services access outside support services and programs that can support individual students with disabilities. Ongoing communication with parents and other teachers communicate only about the child's development and issues that may arise. 23. What Strategies can you put in place to overcome the issue? Individual behavior programs Design a behavior program with the individual aim at support only the selected student. ICT Resources utilize ICT resources inside the classroom such as laptops, I pads and smart boards to help create a interactive education for students. 24. Summary Students with disabilities inside mainstream classrooms across Australia are become a norm again Australian school. It is given students with disabilities an opportunity to form friendships with students and to experiences new opportunities. However it is important for teachers to have the correct knowledge and understanding of how to support these students correctly. This will be an outgoing challenge for all teachers not just first year teachers. 25. Thank you 26. References List Diversity and Learners http://education.qld.gov.au/staff/learning/diversity/diverse/ind ex.html Assessed 20th June 2014 Equality and Learning - http://www.inclusion.com/books/equity-sample.pdf Assessed 21st June 2014 Kugelmass, J. W. (2000). Subjective experience and the preparation of activist teachers: confronting the mean old snapping turtle and the great big bear.Teaching andTeacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 16(2), 179e194. 27. Professional Teacher Standards http://www.aitsl.edu.au/docs/default- source/default-document- library/aitsl_national_professional_standards_for_teachers - Assessed 19th June 2014 Inclusion in Education towards equality for students with disabilities Dr Kathy Cologon Children and Families Research Center Macquarire University 2013 Students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms A resource for teachers - By Anthony Shaddock, Loretta Giorcelli and Sue Smith Sotos Syndrome Original Article by BridgetVeitch Upated by Simon Lane Students with DisabilitiesGuidelines Published by theVictorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority