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All Symposium ticket holders have the option of to attend this workshop as part of their ticket for the Symposium – you do not need to purchase an additional Masterclass ticket.

‘Every child has a right to quality education and learning’ – UNICEF

Inclusive education is a concept that all children are included in education for the benefit of all. The research shows it works, but it is not without its challenges. What exactly does inclusive education mean? What are the guiding principles? What are the practical strategies and how will I have time to implement them? How do you get the whole school community involved? 

In this Masterclass, education experts Elizabeth Salles, Nicole Torres and Dr Matt Capp provide frameworks that really do work and that benefit all students, while supporting neurodivergent and Autistic students in particular. It ensures educators can practice inclusive education in the classroom without the need to re-design the curriculum to fit individual students and you have the opportunity to bring work units or tasks along to explore how they can apply inclusive teaching strategies.

Masterclass Outline

Part 1: Developing inclusive classrooms through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Rather than a list of pedagogical strategies, UDL is a framework for thinking about the planning, teaching and assessments cycle, and is a proactive approach to supporting students with disability and diverse learning needs to access the approved curriculum. It focuses on eliminating barriers through initial designs that consider the needs of diverse people, rather than overcoming barriers later through individual adaptation (Rose et al., 2006; Doabler et al., 2015; Novak & Thibodeau, 2016)

Key concepts include:

  • Developing an inclusive curriculum
  • Identifying the strengths and functional impacts of all students within your classroom
  • Exploring the UDL framework
  • Applying the UDL framework to your students’ strengths and functional impacts

Part 2: Exploring inclusive practices and strategies to supporting neurodivergent learners

Key concepts include:

  • Language and communication (literal not figurative)
  • Introduction to sensory needs – includes identification and strategies to manage
  • Using inclusionED to support learners
  • Planning session

Who should attend: Educators (P-12), education assistants, principals and school leaders, education students

Where: Pan Pacific Perth, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000

When: Friday 3 November, 11am to 4pm or Saturday 4 November, 8am to 1pm – we will be running the session twice to give you the best opportunity to attend

How to book: Click here to book your ticket

Cost: Yes, there is one, but we want as many people as possible to take part so we have got some great deals and concessions in place. Visit our ticket website to find out more.

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  • 3-4 November 2023
  • Pan Pacific Perth, Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA, Australia
  • 0894312111
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