katherine zagotsis
Highly Accomplished Teacher. AAC Communication Partner & Advocate. Mum of one. Accidental Leader. Reflectionist, Mentor and life-long learner.

Engaging Now! 7.4

You're right, it is a very low number. What's your opinion on the accreditation process?

About 2 weeks ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: H.A 1.6

One Plan

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On the 18th of November, I attended on-site training about One Plan. Previously known as One Child One Plan and shortened to OCOP, the Department for Education’s aim is to have a One Plan written for every child attending preschool/school by the end of June 2021. The purpose of this project, organised by the Department […]

AAC Modelling by all the adults in my classroom

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Yesterday the adults in my classroom included myself, my classroom SSO, my 1:1 SSO and my pre-service teacher. The pre-service teacher has a very short prac, this week being her first of two weeks. She is very new to Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) communication as is my 1:1 SSO. I had given them each a […]

Aided Language Stimulation: Moving Beyond Receptive Input

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Last week, Thursday the 26th of September, myself and Julie, my good friend and co-worker, attended a workshop run by Two Way Street (Thanks for organising!) This year, Julie and I have been working closely with leadership in our role as co-chairs of the newly established communication committee, where we have been talking about best […]

Oral Eating and Drinking Care Workshop

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/oral-eating-and-drinking-care-workshop/

On Thursday 11th July, I attended an Oral Eating and Drinking Care workshop, held at Novita in Regency Park. I had sought this training as I have several students in my class with an Oral Eating and Drinking Care Plan (OEDCP) that I am legally required to follow. These plans provide details on the type […]

E7-Artefact 32-Initial thoughts about working with Health Support Officers

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/e7-artefact-32-initial-thoughts-about-working-with-health-support-officers/

At the beginning of 2018, having not worked with Health Support Officers before, I was a little ignorant of the processes involved in giving a nasogastric feed. The above screenshots, taken from my portfolio, show my initial thoughts and how I am work[ing] with colleagues to access specialist knowledge, and relevant policy and legislation, to […]

Assessment 2018: Mid-Term Reports

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/assessment2018-mid-term-reports/

I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the past few weeks, reflecting on student progress, updating goals and having conversations with colleagues about assessment. At my site, we don’t have a school-wide template for writing reports, so they vary in layout and length. This is mostly due to the huge variation in student needs, […]

ProloQuo2go: Classroom Visit

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/proloquo2go-classroom-visit/

Since last year, one of the site priorities has been the implementation of an Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) system used across the school. We’ve had a strong focus on ProloQuo2go, with training from Jane Farrall and having low-tech (laminated core word page) available for staff to wear. This year, a focus group has been created and a […]

NEP Meeting: An Interpretation

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Last Tuesday, I had a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) meeting with a parent*. This is an opportunity for both parents and me as the teacher to discuss their child, what we hope to achieve this year, in an academic, sensory, behavioural and social sense. It’s also a perfect opportunity to bring up any concerns and […]

Protected: Nastogastric Feeds and Working with HSO’s

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2018: New Year, New Class

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/2018-new-year-new-class/

Towards the end of last year, staff spent several meetings working on class lists.  I’m not sure how it works at other sites, but we consider every child, working and reworking.  Generally the class teacher thinks about their current students and where they are best placed, but the opinions of NIT teachers, relief teachers and […]

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