Setting the year up for success

February 15, 2022

3:45 pm (VIC)

Online (Workshop)

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This workshop is for teachers of students with Down syndrome. In this workshop we will identify how to best set up your classroom to include and support all students.



Date: Tuesday 15 February

Time: 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm (VIC)


This is an online event.

About the event

This is a free event for teachers of students with Down syndrome.

Expected learning outcomes:

  • Identify tools and strategies to use to support a student with Down syndrome
  • How to use these tools and strategies effectively
  • How to establish an inclusive classroom

To Register

To register, please visit our online registration page:


Ro O'Dwyer

Ro O’Dwyer

Ro O’Dwyer has extensive teaching experience in primary schools in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. A passion for Literacy and supporting students to become readers led her to train as a Reading Recovery teacher and work in this and other Literacy Support roles. Ro completed graduate studies in Special Education and joined Down Syndrome Victoria as an Education Consultant in 2019. She has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with teachers, students and parents in metropolitan schools.

Paula Kilgallon

Paula Kilgallon

Paula Kilgallon is an experienced teacher who has worked in primary schools in both Australia and overseas. She also has experience teaching socially disadvantaged children with Berry Street. Paula has post graduate qualifications in Psychology, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology with Monash University. Paula joined the Down Syndrome Victoria Education Support Team in January 2019, and is committed to helping students achieve their goals.Nurse with 30 years of experience in Disability and Mental Health. Jane has a background in Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment and Trauma.

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