Literacy: Inclusive Teaching and Learning (with a focus on Assistive Technology)

“How do we add assistive technology as an integrated support not a separate activity in our schools?”

It is clear that having access to the right technology to support an educational activity or target is essential for many students, however the technology should never lead the learning. This lively day will be packed full of activities, many of which you will be able to try out – all of which you will be able to take away and add to your toolkit of potential ideas.

Carol Allen is a highly sought-after School Improvement Advisor for ICT and students with learning difficulties in the UK. She has taught since 1980 in both mainstream schools – primary and secondary, and schools for students with learning difficulties. Carol was recently recognised as one of 2018’s top ten educators using technology by the UK parliament.

Download the flyer here.



Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Highly Effective Intervention

Renowned reading researcher, psychologist and author, David A. Kilpatrick, will present a series of presentations around Australia in August, 2019.

The presentations will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Understanding word-level reading development and its problems will guide both assessment and intervention.

More information is available on the Learning Difficulties Australia website.



A Professional Learning calendar for events in most states can be found on each state’s website;

Professional Learning Calendar – Perth, WA.

Professional Learning Calendar – Adelaide, SA.

Professional Learning Calendar – Sydney, NSW.

Professional Learning Calendar – Brisbane, QLD.

Professional Learning Calendar – Melbourne, Vic.