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

Engaging Now! 7.4

RT @bigibila This is your annual reminder that Creative Spirits is not a reliable source. It's a German-run site full of misinformation about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Cultures.

About 7 months ago from Katherine Zagotsis's Twitter via Twitter for Android

Demonstrating 4.5

Focus Area: Lead 3.5

AAC Modelling by all the adults in my classroom

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/4614-2/

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 […]

Communication Group: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) use within the school

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/communication-group-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-aac-use-within-the-school/

This year, I have inadvertently become co-chair of the newly established Communication Group, alongside my colleague Julie. We have been working closely with leadership, talking about how we can further encourage staff to model AAC communication to their students, what’s working, what could be improved and the logistics around the creation and distribution of resources. […]

5 Highlights of 2018

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/5-highlights-of-2018/

Can I just say that I actually really love this time of year? I like that the end of the teaching year forces me to stop, consider, reflect. Taken from this post, the following, in no particular order is my five highlights of 2018: One: Successfully teaching a class of students with much higher needs than […]

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 […]

Mentoring in Practice: Video Observations, Professional Conversations and Vicarious Learning

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/mentoring-in-practice-video-observations-professional-conversations-and-vicarious-learning/

I’ve been lucky enough to be mentoring a Pre-Service Teacher during her final placement. I didn’t tell Giulia this while she was working alongside me, but my Research Project while at uni was ‘Do student teachers implement the theory that they’ve learned at university while they’re on practicum?’ I’d found….not really. They were often more likely to […]

Receptions Using ProloQuo2go

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/receptions-using-proloquo2go/

It’s the end of Week 9 and I’ve been amazed at the progress that my Reception students have made using ProloQuo2go. One of these students is verbal, although this only began in December 2017, so his words aren’t always clear. The others I would consider pre-verbal as they are beginning to make vocalisations.  Reading through […]

Reflections on ProloQuo2go

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/reflections-on-proloquo2go/

Reflections on ProloQuo2go I’ve written about ProloQuo2go in Term 1, but haven’t written a post on its use since then.  My understanding and fluency has grown a lot over the past few months, as have my students.  I also know the communication needs in my class better, the kinds of ProloQuo2go users I have and […]

Behaviour, Relationships and Learning

https://edufolios.org/kzagotsis/behaviourrelationshipsandlearning/

“Be very careful. I don’t want to see you get hurt.” “He’s very violent.” “I know his brothers. He’s going to be hard work.” This is what I was told by my colleagues at the beginning of 2016. And at the beginning of the year…they were both true.  J. had been expelled from Beafield Education […]

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