Course Title: Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: TCHE5824C

Course Title: Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5290 - Diploma of Education Support

Course Contact : Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9183

Course Contact Email:soosan.kian@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Lorraine Rodrigues, 99252424, lorraine.rodrigues@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 45

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This units deals with the skills and knowledge required by education support workers to contribute to and implement individual education plans for students with disabilities


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS506A Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

Element:

2 Contribute to the implementation of the individual education plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, modify and use appropriate facilities, resources, and equipment to meet student needs
2.2 Identify and request specialist resources as needed
2.3 Discuss specialist resource needs with the teacher so funding can be sought and/or allocated
2.4 Consult, as directed by teacher, with student, parent and/or carer as appropriate to identify goals and expectations and use to inform implementation strategies
2.5 Support the needs of the student using a broad range of strategies suitable to students with a disabilities
 

Element:

3 Contribute to monitoring and review of individual education plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record and use observations and interactions with the student to assist the teacher with modifications to the individual education plans
3.2 Identify, document and implement where possible opportunities for additional education support to assist the teacher with modification of individual education plan
3.3 Document student’s progress and review with the teacher
 

Element:

4 Maintain communcation with other members of the team

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and review strategies for ongoing communication with all parties involved in individual education plan
4.2 Identify and use clear communication channels
4.3 Facilitate and evaluate effectiveness of individual education plan with all those involved
 

Element:

1 Apply understanding of the individual education plan process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Develop and review strategies for ongoing communication with all parties involved in individual education plan
4.2 Identify and use clear communication channels
4.3 Facilitate and evaluate effectiveness of individual education plan with all those involved
 


Learning Outcomes


The student must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outline in elements and performance critieria of this unit, manage the task and mange contigencies in the context of the identified work role.  On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Diploma of Education Support program. You will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Directed Study and you are expected to participate in professional placement. It is highly recommended that students attend at least 85% of class time as crucial learning activities, assessment task preparation some assessment tasks are completed in class. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. Directed Study is a very important part of your program. An outline of your Directed Study will be given by your teacher and is published in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:

Group discussion
Research assignments
Guest speakers
Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency.
Professional placement
 


Teaching Schedule

 

Program Dates: 9 February - 19 June 2015

Mid Semester Break: 3 April - 10 April 2015
Public Holidays: 9 March 2015 (Labour Day); 8 June 2015 (Queen’s Birthday)
 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

This unit will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via blackboard.
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
 

this unit is clusterd with CHICIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

WeekCHCEDS506A Assist in implementing education plans for students with disabilities

CHCEDS506A

Elements (A&I)

CHICIC512A

Elements

(P&I)

1Introduction to units - Overview of units (Acronyms, References, Reader & Case example)1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5
2Identifying children with additional needs11
3Observing, identifying and documenting needs for students with disabilities when preparing for inclusion1,2,3,41,3
4Individual Education Plans for inclusion1,2,3,41,2,3
5Working with children from Cultural and Linguistically diverse backgrounds1,2,3,41
6Working with children who have suffered trauma11,2,3,4
7Pedagogical practices and strategies that are inclusive for students with a disability2,3,41,2,3,4,5
8Contributing to the implementation of the Individual Education Plan2,3,42,3,4
9Resources, facilities, equipment and technology2,3,42,3
10GUEST SPEAKER - PARENT OF A STUDENT WITH A DISABILITY1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5
11Alternative & Augmentative Communication tools & strategies22,3
12Monitoring and reviewing individual education plans.2,33
13Assessing and documenting student progress3,53
14Consulting with others and working as a team.44
15GUEST SPEAKER - ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5
16Working in collaboration and partnership when working with students/parents of children with a disability. leadership in schools1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5
17Modification, Adjustments and Adaptations in curriculum/lesson plans and strategies when working with students with a disability (Examples of practice/case scenarios)1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5
18Assessments, reviews and overview of unit - feedback1,2,3,41,2,3,4,5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT University (2014). Reader: Additional Needs Units. Education Support Programs. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT - RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course
through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring: • Display folder with plastic sleeves • Highlighter pens • Notebook or loose leaf paper • Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply) • USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Direct observation of actual and simulated work practice
• Oral or written questioning
• Assignments and projects
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment policy summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 (Part A) - Understanding additional needs - Specific Disability Report (Week 4)

Assessment 1 (Part B) - Understanding additional needs - Individual Education Plans (Week 8)

Assessment 2 - Inclusion for better outcomes - Advocacy (Week 15)
 

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CC – Competency credit
CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent


You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

Resubmissions:
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is ‘CA’


Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment mapping grids for units will be available on Blackboard for students to access.
 

Other Information

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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