IESA Parent Workshop 8th February 2020

IESA Parent Workshop 8th February 2020

IESA had it's first Parent Workshop for 2020, which was attended by 120 parents and educators. The aim of this workshop was to create awareness around cost effective and practical ways of developing and assessing their child's fine motor skills and cognitive learning through Play. It also supports parents in identifying possible learning barriers in early childhood. We had three breakaway sessions with 40 parents per group spending 30min at each station. The three sessions were: Play Dough, 75 Ways to use a Bean Bag and Learning                                 Through Play at Home       Browse through our photo gallery and see what FUN was had by all. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="26" gal_title="Parent Workshop 8th Feb 2020"]  
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PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION PRESENTATION

PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION PRESENTATION

Provincial Infrastructure Programme ASIDI & SAFE 1 PURPOSE: To present a progress report on Infrastructure planning and  delivery as well as SAFE to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education. NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN “Ensure that all schools meet minimum standards for infrastructure and commit to                                         progressively  upgrading each school’s infrastructure to meet optimum standards."              (National Planning Commission: National Development Plan, November 2011)                              Presentation Download: EDITED PRESENTATION EIG - ASIDI- SAFE
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USING LEARNERS AS A Resource for Learning Support

USING LEARNERS AS A Resource for Learning Support

INTRODUCTION The risk when teaching with an abundance of learning support materials is that the teacher may miss the opportunities of social interaction and learning which happen with peer teaching. Alternatively, when learning support materials are lacking, the teachers’ best resource can often be their learners.      INFO FACTSHEET: Using Learners as a resource for Learning Support
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UNDERSTANDING SIAS – The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support Policy

UNDERSTANDING SIAS – The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support Policy

In 2014, the Department of Basic Education issued a policy document – The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support Policy (SIAS) – to provide a framework with which to standardise the procedures to identify, assess and provide programmes for all learners who require additional support to enhance their participation and inclusion in school. The SIAS policy is aimed at improving access to quality education for:                             Vulnerable learners who experience barriers to learning, including learners in ordinary and                             special schools. Barriers may include family disruption, language, the impact of poverty,                             learning difficulties, disability, large classes and an inflexible curriculum.                             Children who are of compulsory school-going age and youth who may be out of school or                             have never enrolled in a school due…
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What is Inclusive Education?

What is Inclusive Education?

Inclusive Education recognises the right of ALL children to feel welcomed into a supportive educational environment in their own community. It refers to the capacity of ordinary local schools and ECD Centres to respond to the needs of ALL learners, including those requiring extra support because of learning or physical disability, social disadvantage, cultural difference or other barriers to learning. In South Africa we now have a strong legislative and policy framework promoting an Inclusive Education system. The South African Constitution, The South African Schools Act, White Paper 6, The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child all place obligations on the state to ensure ALL children are given access to meaningful participation in learning in the general education system.…
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Setting Up Professional Learning Communities

Setting Up Professional Learning Communities

WHAT IS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)? CPD is about building on existing knowledge, beyond any initial training, and enriching that with new knowledge, innovative thinking and up to date strategies. It is a lifelong, systematic and planned process to maintain and develop professional competence.                               INFO FACTSHEET: Setting up Professional Learning Communities  
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Including Learners With Hearing Impairments in a mainstream setting

Including Learners With Hearing Impairments in a mainstream setting

According to the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, deafness is one of the single largest prevailing disabilities in South Africa affecting more than 4 million D/deaf people, out of whom 300,000 to 400,000 are profoundly affected. For children hearing is key to learning spoken language, performing academically, and engaging socially. WHAT IS HEARING IMPAIRMENT? Hearing impairment is a partial or total inability to hear in one or both ears and can have                                             several different causes. It is important to be familiar with the cause of the child’s                                                …
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INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. WHAT IS AUTISM? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental                                        disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life.                             INFO FACTSHEET: Including Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder  
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INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH EPILEPSY IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH EPILEPSY IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain causing unprovoked seizures. When there is a sudden excessive electrical discharge that disrupts the normal activity of the nerve cells, a seizure may result. IESA FACTSHEET: Including Learners with Epilepsy
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WHAT IS DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING?

WHAT IS DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING?

An inflexible curriculum does not respond to the wide variety of learner needs. Inclusive Education refers to the capacity of ordinary local schools to respond to the needs of ALL learners, including those requiring extra support because of learning or physical barriers, social disadvantage, cultural difference or other diverse learning needs. Please feel free to download our factsheet and share – if you have any questions or enquiries please contact us at info@included.org.za                             IESA FACTSHEET: What is Differentiated Teaching?  
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