Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online

Karina Barley
Taking education into the 21st Century
Provides training, education and strategies for educators who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism. Develop an understanding of what autism ‘is’...
Target Audience
Primary & Secondary Teachers, Special Education Teachers & Inclusion Co-ordinators.
94 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

It is vitally important for teachers to be aware of how ‘autism’ is for their students. The autism world can be a literal sensory minefield for students & the school environment needs to be designed where it creates a secure space that is conducive to learning.
Children who have autism have different learning styles & as educators we need to be aware of how to cater to the various styles to develop the best strategies to teach them.

This course aims:

To provide autism awareness for all stakeholders who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

To develop an understanding of what autism ‘is’ from the student’s perspective.

To provide training, education & strategies for educators, support workers & ancilliary staff who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

To provide educational strategies, including sensory strategies;differentiating learning depending on learning styles; and using technology for students with differing abilities.

Audience

Primary & Secondary Teachers, Special Education Teachers & Inclusion Co-ordinators.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.4.2 Proficient Level – Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with the parents/carers
7.4.2 Proficient Level – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.5.2, 6.3.2, 7.3.2 & 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

  Start Date Location Availability Price    
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Sessions

Autism

1 hour

What is Autism?
Meaning & What does it mean for students?
Secondary conditions & difficulties associated with Autism.
Experiencing the world for an individual who is on the Autism Spectrum.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

The Transforming Educational Environment

1 hour

The transforming educational environment.
The changing fabric of education means...
What does Autism mean to the student?

Information presented online including videos, statistics and examples.

Sensory Issues

1 hour

What are sensory issues?
How might this look in the classroom?
Sensory Overload/Gestalt

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

Sensory Profiles & assisting with Sensory Issues

1 hour

Perception & dealing with behaviour meltdowns.
Sensory Profiles & Sensory Diets.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

Learning Styles & Autism

1 hour

Understanding learning styles.
Strategies to improve the outcomes for students with Autism.
Classroom Environment & Inclusion
Group Work

Learning Styles & differentiating learning for your AS students

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

iPads & Autism

1 hour and 30 minutes

Why are iPads so effective in the classroom?
What can the iPad classroom look like?
Student’s perspective.

Information presented online including videos, statistics & examples.

What To Bring

There is no preparation needed to do this course.

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Highly recommended

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The connect was fantastic and very relevant to an everyday classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Excellent

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

It was fantastic, highly engaging and informative

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The objective of each lesson should be presented visually and placed on the desk in front of the student

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

Extremely relevant as I have several students with autism entering my college next year.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

this course was much better than the other Autism course i took as it covered the content to assist me in teacher student who are on the Autism spectrum next year.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

This was a great introduction to the Autism Spectrum. I learnt a lot about the way these individuals perceive the world.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

This course had given me greater insight into how the AS student perceives the world and how I can better manage the environment and course content to suit them.
Learning from people affected by AS has a greater impact on my understanding. I am impressed by the core of support people who have enabled learning for these presenters.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

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Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Karina Barley
22/12/2018

The course was very interesting with a lot of good and relevant videos.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Rosina Mihajlovic on 26/03/2018
This was an excellent course to do. Though I started teaching in 1971 and have worked with students on the autism spectrum (diagnosed formerly or not), I found the course so helpful and gained such insights which I intend to share with colleagues. What a difference an approach based on insight and perceptiveness could make to the life of a struggling child! It left me with so much insight and compassion for ALL children, not just those on the autism spectrum.
Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by JeeHun Kwak on 16/03/2018

Well sequenced and scaffolded.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Nicole Clay on 08/01/2018

I feel that the course had very detailed information and catered to different learners ensuring that they could take something away from it. Participants were able to
read information, look at pictures, watch videos, and communicate with each other. I have walked away knowing more about autism and how to ensure that my teaching environment is even more inclusive. I would recommend this course to all others interested in learning more about autism in the classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Roshell Boulton on 19/12/2017

This was a very helpful course for me. It was pitched at the correct level and allowed me to gain both a deeper understanding of what Autism is, but in particular a perspective on what the school experience would be like for children on the autism spectrum. A good focus on practical teaching strategies which I can take with me back to the classroom.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Andrew Light on 01/12/2017

It was a great introductory course and I learned so many things I previously did not know. I will certainly be able to use the content used.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Kimihiko Hirose on 29/11/2017

I really liked the content of the course since the course explored the basic knowledge of Autism and the way we can provide support in the classroom environment. They are really helpful to me. I just started to work with the child with Autism from this year and have been working with specialists such as an OT and a speech therapist. This course helps me understand what these specialists previously said to me and expanded my understanding of Autism. Now, I have more confidence to work with children with Autism and would like to help my co-workers by sharing what I have learnt in this course. Thank you so much.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Marion Horton on 20/11/2017

I found the course content to be of high quality. I felt that my professional learning was greatly enhanced by the modules.
The course was also enjoyable as I had positive interactions with Karina and several other online participants.
I would rate the course as excellent.
One of the most appealing things was the flexibility the online space gave me to progress through the modules at my own pace. I could revisit all the videos and notes making it possible to go deeper into the challenges and ideas that were presented.

Many thanks to Karina and all the TTA team presenters – in a word it was outstanding! I look forward to my next TTA course.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Jessica Neubert on 16/11/2017

I would like to see some sample activities or more sample strategies to use for students with autism from a range of subject areas. Other then that’s, I enjoyed participating in the course and the discussions between all that were involved.

Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment - Online
by Shelley Hernage on 17/10/2017
I found this course extremely interesting and beneficial. It presented excellent, relevant information in an easy to follow format. I enjoyed that the course included various videos to watch as well as written information. I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in gaining further insights into autism in the education environment.

About the team


Karina Barley

Creator

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.