The first webinar in this series will introduce participants to the concept of early childhood inclusion for children with disabilities and developmental delays, including ethical and legal obligations and best practice in early childhood intervention. The following three webinars will assist participants to plan for and implement research-based Individual Learning Plans for young children with disabilities/delays in collaboration with their families and other professionals.
All participants will receive access to a facilitated peer community. Following the series, you will also have the option to attend a free interactive problem-solving session where we will reflect on how to embed best practices in inclusive early education into your daily work with children and families.
The development of this webinar series was funded through the NSW Department of Education’s Sector Development Program.
$90 per webinar
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In this 90-minute webinar you will be guided through the process of writing and implementing an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for a child with disability or developmental delay in your early childhood service. Over 90 minutes, you will learn about what an ILP is and when one should be used. You will be guided through how to use observations and other data collected to write an ILP in collaboration with their colleagues, the child’s family and other professionals. Finally, tips on how to work collaboratively to implement, monitor, review and update the ILP will be provided.
At the conclusion of this webinar, 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.
Links to National Quality Standard Descriptors
1.1.3 Program learning opportunities
1.3.1 Assessment and planning cycle
6.1.2 Parent views are respected
6.2.2 Access and participation
Links to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
Completing Early Childhood Inclusion Step 3: Developing and implementing Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) will contribute 1 hour and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with Disability addressing standard descriptors 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
If you attend one or more of the webinars in this series, you will be invited to join us in a smaller-group interactive session where we will reflect on how to embed best practices in inclusive early education into your daily work with children and families. Together, we will discuss how you have put the webinar content into practice in your setting and reflect on questions such as:
- How do you respond when a parent tells you their child has a disability?
- How do you advocate for inclusion in your service and inform your community about your commitment to inclusion?
- What are some barriers to recording observations/data that you have encountered? How could you overcome these?
- How do you plan for a difficult discussion with a family when you have concerns about their child’s development?
- What observation/data collection method or teaching strategy did you try after the webinar? How did it go?
- How can we best collaborate with other professionals?
- How can we communicate to ensure that all team members are aware of the objectives and teaching strategies included in the ILP?
- How can we record that the ILP has been implemented daily and communicate ongoing progress to the child’s family?
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