“We are all Special”: Inclusion and Support to Special Needs Students in and out of the Classroom

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Concept by: Marta Mandolini

Description

This course is designed to offer a deeper understanding of class dynamics, students’ wellbeing, learning success, and family involvement in inclusive schools. “We are all special” reflects the attitude that educators may use in inclusive classes, in order to prevent labeling, isolation, bullying towards special needs or diverse students in general, and that will be the core concept of main activities during the course, where diversity is a synonym of understanding, integration, and opportunity.

Participants will be given a general introduction to main disabilities such as learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia), emotional and behavioral disorders (ADHD, ADD, Depression, Bipolar..), intellectual and physical disabilities and impairment, developmental disabilities (Autism). They will also be encouraged to share their experiences and difficulties they may have encountered in their profession.

They will be given a series of hands-on activities to prevent isolation and disruptive behaviors from the beginning of the school year, considering peer interaction and peer support as fundamental elements to build social skills, self-confidence and cope with stress and helplessness. 

Participants will also experience effective relaxation techniques, and movement-based activities, to be used with special needs students and the rest of the class. 

Finally, participants will be trained in the use of positive and practical strategies to improve effective communication with parents and with the rest of the class.  

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Acquire, reflect, refresh knowledge about main disabilities such as learning, intellectual and physical developmental disabilities
  • Exchange reflections and practices, share difficulties and solutions with colleagues
  • Experience concrete activities to prevent isolation and disruptive behavior, which can be replicated in the classroom
  • Learn how to empower peer interaction and support with other special needs students and classmates
  • Practice effective and positive communication with parents.

Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Head teacher of classroom management courses: Ilaria Barbieri

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Activities: all courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: all our courses guarantee a Certificate of Attendance
    if 80% of the lessons will be attended.
  • Lessons: classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Platform: participants will have free access to our e-learning platform.
  • Price: 480 €

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020
  • 31 August - 5 September 2020
  • 14-19 September 2020
  • 12-17 October 2020
  • 9-14 November 2020
  • 30 November - 5 December 2020
  • 14-19 December 2020
  • 11-16 January 2021
  • 8-13 February 2021
  • 8-13 March 2021

Next courses in Athens

  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020
  • 23-28 November 2020
  • 28 December - 2 January 2021
  • 25-30 January 2021
  • 22-27 February 2021
  • 22-27 March 2021
  • 26 April - 1 May 2021
  • 24-29 May 2021
  • 28 June - 3 July 2021

*Course sessions of July and August will be offered in Nafplio

Next courses in Nafplio

  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020

Reviews about this course

I have learned so many new things during this course and it was a very pleasant experience! Thank you, Marta!

Andreea Ghitu

From the first day of the course, Marta created a massive impression on me as a teacher. Her personality, skill, and knowledge helped me to learn new strategies in dealing with students with special educational needs. (…) It was so lovely to meet people from other countries and share experiences and knowledge. Thank you, Marta, for an amazing week.

Clare Conneely

Ireland
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