The SWPBS in the Secondary School session will provide an overview of how the principles of SWPBS are implemented across the continuum of support levels in secondary settings. Barriers and enablers to implementation will be considered. This session would suit secondary schools that are early in their implementation of SWPBS.
The Department of Education and Training, in collaboration with Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), are delivering professional learning sessions to continue to support schools who have previously undertaken training in School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS). Dr Shiralee Poad (MGSE) will present six topics in SWPBS designed to provide additional capabilities and extend programs within existing SWPBS schools. A further two topics on Functional Behaviour Assessment and School Refusal will be delivered in workshop format by Dr Lisa McKay-Brown (MGSE) and co-facilitated by Travencore School.
Dr Shiralee Poed is a Lecturer in Learning Intervention in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. For over 25 years, Shiralee has worked as a teacher in Australian State, Catholic and Independent Primary, Secondary and Special schools as well as in various senior educational roles. Prior to commencing at the University of Melbourne in 2011, Shiralee was a lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Her teaching and research interests include disability discrimination law, educational provisions for students with disabilities, and positive behavioural interventions and supports. Shiralee regularly facilitates SWPBS training in schools settings.
Dr Lisa McKay-Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Intervention at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne where she is program coordinator of the Master of Learning Intervention. Prior to this, Lisa was a leading teacher at Travancore School, a mental health focussed special education setting. Lisa has over 25 years' experience working in education, including primary, secondary and special education settings, and specialist alcohol and other drug services. Lisa is currently involved in research projects focusing on help seeking by adolescents for alcohol use and mental health, wraparound interventions for re-engaging severe school refusers, and including the voice of students with mental health diagnoses in their education. Lisa has experience as an external SWPBS coach for metropolitan schools in the north-western and south-western regions.
The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).
Unfortunately, there is no parking available on site at VDEI. There are two options available:1. Metered street parking is available on St Kilda Road and High Street; and2. All day paid car parking is available in close walking distance to VDEI. Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street) Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane. For prices, please check their website.
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