Teachers Workshop – Diversity in the Classroom

February 22, 2021

9.00am - 3.00pm

110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT, 2617

Diversity in the Classroom – Tips for Teaching Students with Down syndrome


This workshop is a unique opportunity for teachers to hear from Educators who are also parents of children with Down syndrome.


Date: Monday 22nd February, 2021

Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm


Ramada Encore Belconnen
110 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, ACT, 2617

About the event

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.

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


To Register

ACTDSA Members:
$150.00 + fees

ACTDSA Non-Member
$180.00 + fees

Ticket prices include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

To register, please visit our online registration page.


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Sharon Melhuish, Karen Garrity and Kelli Gowland

Sharon Melhuish 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 former Education Officer for the ACT Down Syndrome Association.

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