Diversity in the Classroom

February 23, 2023

9:00am (ACT)

Building 2
The Pearce Community Centre
Collett Place, PEARCE ACT 2607

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Tips for Teaching Students with Down syndrome

Facilitated by Learning Support Coordinators Sharon Moore, Karen Garrity, and Biologist Kelli Gowland.

Come along for a a unique opportunity to hear and learn from Educators who are also parents of children with Down syndrome.

Topics will include:

  • What does it mean for a person to have Down syndrome?

  • How does Down syndrome impact a student’s learning and inclusion in the classroom?

  • Practical strategies to support classroom teaching.

  • Understanding the link between communication and behaviour.

  • Transition – why is it important and how can you do it successfully?

  • Simple strategies to support positive behaviours.

The workshop will be interactive with opportunities throughout the day to network.
We will break into small groups to share ideas and strategies, with other Educators.

About the Facilitators:

Sharon Moore and Karen Garrity are both teachers and Learning Support Coordinators currently in schools in the ACT. Both Karen and Sharon have supported students with Down syndrome in their own schools, as well as providing support to other schools. Kelli Gowland is a Biologist and the former Volunteer Education Officer for the ACT Down Syndrome Association.


Thursday 23 February, 2023

9:00am – 3:00pm (ACT)

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.


ACT Down Syndrome Association Office,

Building 2, Level 1

The Pearce Community Centre

Collett Place, Pearce ACT 2607


ACT Down Syndrome Member: $174.34 (inc GST)

Non-Member: $197.44 (inc GST)

Ticket prices include morning tea and lunch.

Registration CLOSES February 16th, 2023.

If you would like to become a member of ACTDSA, or require further information, please email admin@actdsa.org.au or phone (02) 6290 0656.

Please be aware that the ACTDSA Office is on the first floor up a flight of stairs. At this time there is no ramp or lift for wheelchair access. If you have mobility requirements please contact the office.

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