Dates: 7 March 2024, 21 March 2024 and 4 April 2024
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Vinegar Hill Memorial Library, Level 2, Patrick White Room (Rouse Hill Town Centre)
In this course you will learn about what an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is, including when and why you would use one. You will be guided through the process of creating an ILP for a child at your early education service and be provided with guidance about how to use, monitor and update the plan.
Session 1 will include an overview of what an ILP is, why it is important, and how you can collect information as part of the usual Planning Cycle to help you develop an ILP for a specific child at your service. You will be guided through the process of collecting observations to inform your planning, including an assessment and analysis that you will complete between sessions 1 and 2.
Session 2 will provide the opportunity for you to share the information you have collected as part of the assessment and analysis you completed at your service after the first session. You will be provided with feedback, including how you can collect any further useful information to use when writing the plan in the final session. You will also be presented with evidence-based teaching strategies and supports that can be embedded into early childhood activities to support children to achieve long term goals and short-term objectives.
In the session 3 you will be supported to use your knowledge of the teaching strategies and supports from session 2 along with information from the assessment you completed between sessions to develop an ILP for your target child. You will also be guided through how to effectively use, monitor and update the plan. Templates and resources to refer to when developing and implementing ILPs in your early learning setting in the future will be provided.
By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge to:
- explain what an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is and when one should be used
- develop an ILP
- monitor, review and update the ILP in collaboration with others including colleagues, the child’s family and other professionals.