Working as a learning support officer – developing a toolkit of skills
Course Presented By: antoinette masiero
To explore different tools and skills that learning support officers can use to assist the learning of their students in the classroom.
Learning Support Officers (integration aide, additional needs aide) have a challenging and important role in the contemporary classroom. They must build a positive working relationship with many students, many teachers and parents. This requires complex communication skills, including the ability to translate a teacher’s instructions for students with specific learning needs and the ability to interpret the students’ communication about the learning task. The Learning Support Officer must gain the confidence of the students and parents. In this session the presenter, an experienced Additional Needs Coordinator and author of Right to Learn, will explain the skills that she works to develop with the Learning Support Officers in her setting.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What would you identify as the 5 key tools that a learning support officer needs in the daily routine of withing with students?
3. What new tools or techniques will you try to adopt into your teaching practice?
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