Stage 2B Workshop
In the Stage 2B Workshop, through a series of activities, students gain confidence and commit to using positive language around people with a disability.
Stage 2a Workshop
The Stage 2A Workshop
demonstrates that it is important for students to develop an understanding and empathise with challenges people with a disability may face. Students learn words that are positive and inclusive towards people with a disability.
CURRICULUM ALIGNED
Our workshops have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum as follows:
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
ENGLISH CURRICULUM
CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP CURRICULUM
  • Describe how respect, empathy and valuing difference can positively influence relationships (ACPPS037)
  • Adopt inclusive practices when participating in physical activities(ACPMP048)
  • Apply innovative and creative thinking in solving movement challenges(ACPMP049)
  • Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently (ACELY1688)
  • Distinguish facts from opinions in relation to civics and citizenship topics and issues (ACHCS005)
  • Interact with others with respect, share views and recognise there are different points of view (ACHCS007)
  • Pose questions about the society in which they live (ACHCS015)
  • Distinguish facts from opinions in relation
CONCEPTS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOPS

• Understanding the varied causes and manifestations of disabilities

• Empathising with challenges people with a disability face

• Understanding the importance of positive language

THE WORKSHOPS
STAGE 1
Years 1 & 2
Celebrating difference,
creating inclusion
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Our dynamic Facilitator educates students to gain a fundamental understanding of why uniqueness is valued and should be celebrated. Students will learn how to identify differences as a positive feature in their lives.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students learn what disabilities are and the different types of disabilities. Students learn the importance of inclusive practices and commit to treating everyone with respect and understanding.

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STAGE 2
Years 3 & 4
Know the facts
to better impact
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Students develop an understanding of the different forms of disabilities, including physical, invisible and sensory disabilities and learn how to empathise with challenges people with disabilities may face.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students practice how to use words that are positive and inclusive towards people with a disability. Through a series of activities practicing these words, students gain confidence and commit to using positive language around people with a disability.

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STAGE 3
Years 5 & 6
Challenging norms to find
the extraordinary
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Pre-conceived ideas around disability are challenged. Students will look at their own role in society and their contribution to positive and negative mindsets. Students will then practice integrating alternative modes of communication and movement in to their classroom environment.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students will learn about inspiring Australians with disabilities and identify the universal qualities of resilient people. Students then commit to replicating these qualities of those who are not limited by the challenges they face and apply them in their own lives.

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