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Success for All Learners: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

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Speakers and Topics

Keynote – Introduction to MTSS – Dr Kate de Bruin

This will be presented by Dr Kate de Bruin from Monash University who will be speaking about Multi-Tiered Systems of Support including what they are, what they offer, and their potential for use in Australian schools.

Greg Clement (Primary Breakout)

Greg Clement is the Principal at Clayton South Primary School. He will present on how, in 2 short years, he has managed and implemented some big improvements across the school, in particular, in the area of reading practice. By phasing in the Big 6, oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, the school has made great gains in reading for ALL students. This has become a social equity issue for Greg and his team at Clayton South.

Samantha Dewhurst and Sue Parlanti (Secondary Breakout)

Samantha and Sue will be presenting on the practices and interventions that they have put in place in the secondary school setting to support student literacy. They will also outline the screening and progress monitoring assessments that they have used, and how these align with a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.

Jacinta Conway

Jacinta will be speaking about assessment in the context of Response to Intervention, with a focus on universal screening and progress monitoring.

Associate Professor Helen Stokes

Helen will be speaking about the research she is doing in schools on the Berry Street Education Model. She will provide information on trauma informed practice in relation to students’ academic success and wellbeing.

Haley Tancredi

Haley will be speaking about attention, language and working memory: three cognitive processes that play a critical role in supporting students’ classroom learning. She will discuss a conceptual model that explores the interface between students’ attention and language processing skills and cognitive over/load, and provides a rationale for inclusive pedagogies. 

Keynote – Professor Linda Graham

Linda will be talking about her research with 50 students with learning and behavioural difficulties. Through this process, the students identified what they feel makes an excellent teacher. Linda will then describe her Accessible Assessment ARC Linkage, which focuses first on accessibility of assessment tasks, and then the accessibility of teaching through an intervention.

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