CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DAY 1
Mon 15th March

8:30

Welcome to Country

8:40

School Performance

8:45

Welcome & Housekeeping

8:55

Official Opening

10:00

Morning Tea

10:20

Carol Ann Tomlinson (ONLINE)

"Mindshift Towards Meaningful Inclusion"

12:20

Lunch

13:00

Concurrent Sessions 1

• Assoc. Prof Rhonda Faragher: Numeracy in adulthood for students with learning difficulties: implications for the school curriculum
• Vicky Booth & Dr Natalie Swayne: Know Better, Do Better - School discipline, disability and behaviour
• Amanda Macdonald: Language, culture, understanding: Using digital play to motivate language learning
• Dr Anne Southall: Trauma informed pedagogies

14:00

Concurrent Sessions 2

• Racquel Gibbons, Christopher Thomas and Diana Boulter: Leading schools in an inclusive world
• Bronwyn Reguson: Hearts and Minds; growing inclusive culture in North QLD schools
• Dr Lisa Bridle: Collaboration for effective inclusion: what does it really take?

14:50

Afternoon Tea

15:10

Lived Experience - Dr Ben Gauntlett

"Inclusive Education in Australia - Where Are We Going?"

16:10

17:10

Karen Fox, President ACEL QLD

Day 1 Close

17:30

Networking Event


DAY 2
Tues 16th March

8:30

Karen Fox, President ACEL QLD

Day 2 Welcome & Reflections

9:20

Concurrent Sessions 3

• Jeff Souter: OrCam Literacy Support Wearable Trial in QLD State Schools
• Jemima Hutton: Time efficient strategies to support students with learning disabilities
• Bob Smith: Strengthening School and Community Relationship through Engagement and Co-design

10:10

Morning Tea

11:30

Panel Discussion

Dr Beth McInally, Elijah Buol 

12:30

Lunch

14:15

Lived Experience - Lakeisha Patterson

Australian Paralympian

15:15

Deborah Dunstone & ACEL

Conference Close and Theme Summary

Please note that speakers and session times within this program are subject to change without notice. If you have any comments or questions directly to the program, please contact:
conference@acel.org.au