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: Prof 4.4

Oral Eating and Drinking Care Workshop

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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 […]

5 Highlights of 2018

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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 […]

STEM 500 Day 3: Robotics

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On Wednesday the 20th of June, I attended Day 3 of STEM 500 at the Education Development Centre. As part of the Thinking Technologically focus group, I’m gradually coming to a better understanding of terms such as computational and systems thinking, automation and iterations. Every session I also become more aware of what a close tie that the […]

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 […]

MS EduMeet April 17th 2018

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All atoms firing and making new connections after today’s #MSEduMeet, working out which parts I can use. Most of it is more relevant to the adults at my site rather than S’s. And that’s kind of a scary thought #ICT #gencap #SpecEd #digitech #nomoreUSB’s — Katherine Zagotsis (@Accidentaleader) April 17, 2018 One of the things […]

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 […]

The First Week of 2018

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It’s the end of Week 1 with my new class, 5 of whom are new Receptions.  My focus has been on establishing relationships with children and their families.  I’ve written a letter introducing myself and my team, explained processes, answered questions and sent SeeSaw invitations home.  I mentioned my availability and also gave parents my […]

An Extracurricular Observation

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An Extracurricular Observation Last Friday, during Cooking, I had my second observation of the year.  I’ve always taken the whole class to the Living Skills room, while some teachers choose to take a few students at a time or to do cooking in their classrooms. I think this a missed learning opportunity, especially as transitioning  to […]

Managing Challenging Behaviour

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Managing Challenging Behaviour At the beginning of this year, it was decided by leadership that every child in the school should have a positive behaviour support plan.  Two of my colleagues had been working on a template to achieve this, but to be honest I didn’t like the wording of “1st protocol, 2nd protocol, 3rd […]

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