Monday, 13 April 2015

'Embracing Success: A Teacher's Toolkit' - feedback

Our education conference Embracing Success: A Teacher's Toolkit was held in Sydney at the end of March, it was a great success.  Congratulations to Judy Davidson, Catherine Pedler and Sarah Tscherne from the Information Training and Support Team at DS NSW.

Over 90 teachers gathered at the Pullman Hyde Park, learning about the latest research and practical applications in educating students with Down syndrome. They came from both public and private
schools and included participants who had travelled from small rural townships as well as city dwellers.

We would like to thank all of our presenters for so generously sharing their research and experience over the two days. Our keynote presentations on Reading (Dr Kathy Cologon) and Mathematics (Dr Rhonda Faragher) were received with great enthusiasm.

Thanks to all the teaching and support staff who attended as well, many of whom indicated a desire to attend again. As one teacher said, "I found this very helpful, not only for teaching our student with DS but for all my clas

Educating Learners with Down Syndrome - research, theory and practice with children and adolescents. Eds Rhonda Faragher and Barbara Clarke
All those who attended the Education Conference are aware of the great work being done by Rhonda Faragher. You can visit her work in more detail, and the equally informative work of the other contributors, in this volume.

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