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

Engaging Now! 7.4

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

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: H.A 6.3

E1 – Artefact 4 – Impact on Colleagues

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A4:  I Initiate and engage in professional discussions with colleagues in a range of forums to evaluate practice (6.3). The first screenshot shows that I have initiated a Teams group for my colleagues involved in the Communication group, where we discuss the implementation of AAC site-wide. I chose this forum as it is easier to follow […]

Working with the OSHC director to set up SeeSaw

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During the last few weeks of last year, the OSHC director approached me and asked if I could meet with her to set up SeeSaw to use during OSHC and Vacation Care in 2019.  SeeSaw is an online learning journal where students or an adult on their behalf can take photos, videos and share notes […]

Managing the Adults

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I currently work with two SSO’s, one who works four days of the week and the other for one.  When I first started working alongside another adult full-time, I found it very difficult to give directions.  I didn’t feel as though I was experienced  or qualified enough to do so, didn’t want to come across […]

Work Trip: Eastern Ranges School-Curriculum, Planning and School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (Day 2)

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The second day at Eastern Ranges was spent sharing and comparing professionally. We spoke about the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and the Victorian equivalent, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), how the teachers in both schools plan curriculum and School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support. SACE/VCAL I’m a primary school teacher, so admittedly my knowledge […]

ProloQuo2go: Classroom Visit

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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 […]

Modbury STEM PLC ~Thinking Technologically~May 23rd

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Overview As part of the STEM 500 project I spent Wednesday at Tea Tree Gully library with three lovely ladies from the Modbury partnership; Deanne from my site and Liz and Val from Ardtornish Primary School. Deanne and I both teach at Modbury Special School. Our students have an intellectual disability, the majority are on […]

500 STEM Educators in Primary Schools Project (Day 1 and 2)

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Over the past two days, myself and my colleague Deanne have taken part in PD as part of the STEM 500 Project. This is a long-term strategy that began as a trial in 2017 and will be completed by 2020. The aim is to have 500 STEM specialists in Primary Schools, training teachers so that we […]

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 […]

That “STEM Stuff”

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We are lucky enough at my site to have a Resource SSO, C.  She creates Boardmaker visuals, assists with ideas for schedules and also makes activities that are relevant to the Australian Curriculum.  At the end of last year, she was ordering resources through Woolworth’s Earn and Learn program. (This was a program where the school community […]

Learning To Be a Mentor: Theory and a Conversation

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During the holidays I spent some time completing several of the modules in AITSL’s Supervising Preservice Teachers-Online Training Program. I intended to complete it before my Preservice Teacher (PST), Giulia started, but the course is specifically designed in parts to be completed throughout the placement, not just the beginning.  I also completed the Mentoring Profile Inventory, which […]

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