Classroom Planning for Inclusion
Supporting the learning needs of ALL students in your classroom
Each day as teachers we are faced with students who need additional help. We’ve all been there, right? The student who was diagnosed with ADHD, the student with dyslexia, and the student who is gifted and talented. When you have more than one, it becomes a question of Help! How do I manage this in my class?
The fully ONLINE PD accredited course, Classroom Planning for Inclusion, has been designed to show you how you can plan the teaching and learning experiences for your classroom while supporting the needs of ALL your students. AND planning in such a way it leaves you space to be creative and innovative, as well as encouraging a little bit of risk-taking.
In this introductory course, I take you through the following 3 key curriculum frameworks (see below), which have been successfully used to support the learning of the students in the classroom. Each framework introduction takes about an hour to complete. The whole course, including completing the readings and filling out the bonus workbook, will take you about 5 hours.
- Bloom’s Taxonomy from planning to assessment [2.3, 3.1]
- William’s Model of creativity for those challenging out-of-the-box students [1.5, 1.6]
- Maker’s Model for gifted and talented students [1.2, 1.5, 3.1 and 3.2]
The numbers in the brackets refer to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
The course is recommended for Graduate and Proficient level teachers, or those who have been at the chalkface for a time, as a professional refresher. The course is self-directed and draws on my own 20+ years of experience as a teacher. Throughout you are encouraged to share your learning with others and to make connections from your own practice.
Fully ONLINE PD
As a fully online and self-directed professional development course, you are encouraged to engage with the material provided, complete the tasks set, and respond to the questions via the discussion boards. This means you will get as much out as you are prepared to put in. The course includes a bonus workbook, with space to make notes on the frameworks covered, both the detail and the examples.
Throughout the course, suggestions are made for engaging your colleagues in discussions about applications of the various facets of the frameworks. Examples of applications for planning are given from a broad range of subject areas. And ideas for further applications are given for you to practice.
The downloadable bonus workbook also provides space for you to reflect on your learning – which can be used for your online professional reflection for accreditation! If you have engaged fully, by the end of the course you will know how to successfully plan for your classroom using each of the 3 frameworks.
And of course – as a fully ONLINE ON-DEMAND PD, this means you can complete it at Any time! Anywhere.
- The course is fully accredited with the ACT TQI – completion gives you 5 hours of accredited Professional Learning. ACT participant completions are logged with the TQI at the end of each week.
- All other states – Completing the course will contribute 5 hours of PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.3.2, 3.1.2 and 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher registration in the other States of Australia.
I have written elsewhere about how you can use curriculum frameworks to help you plan for an inclusive classroom. But now it is time to take it to the next level. So, are you ready to get your classroom planning sorted?Take Me to the fully ONLINE PD Course
Not quite ready for PD – But want to know more?
My latest book, Curriculum Journeys – Towards Inclusion (A Journey through the world of Curriculum Frameworks for the inclusive education of ALL students), gives more detail on the process of planning for an inclusive classroom. Framed as a journey through curriculum frameworks, the book takes you, the practising teacher, through seven different planning frameworks for developing a 21st Century inclusive classroom learning environment, one where all students can learn. You can find it on Amazon now!
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