- Monday, 21 October, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This full-day professional development workshop is intended for PE or classroom teachers, Itinerant Support Teachers (Vision), and aides who work with students who are blind or have low vision, who may or may not have additional disabilities.
The interactive program features:
- Experiential learning: explore what PE might be like with vision impairment, and why disability simulation can be problematic
- Information on:
- How vision impairment impacts access to learning
- Considerations for students with vision impairment and additional disabilities
- Inclusion: what it does and doesn’t mean in PE
- Determining reasonable adjustments to learning goals, assessment, activities, and the curriculum
- Vision impairment-specific and accessible mainstream sports
- Interschool sport for Athletes with a Disability (AWD)
- Paralympic sport development pathways
- Strategies for inclusion and teaching methods
- Equipment: try it out, find out how to modify or make your own, and where to buy
- Supports and resources for teachers
- Networking opportunities
- Q & A session
Please wear suitable clothes and shoes for participation in physical activities as you are able.
Attending Making it Meaningful: Including Students with Vision Impairment in Physical Education and Sport will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Emily is a teacher, lecturer, and researcher, with fifteen years of experience in disability-specific and inclusive physical education. A qualified vision impairment specialist and physical education teacher, she teaches at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre in Victoria, and has served in curriculum coordination, specialist, itinerant, and classroom roles across a range of settings. She has provided over forty professional learning seminars on including students with vision impairment, who may have additional disabilities. Emily lectures at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University on how teachers can support access to learning opportunities for students with disability, particularly through technology use. Her PhD, which is on the development and validation of measures for assessing and teaching digital literacy for students with disability, is under examination.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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