Opening New Worlds
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Our purpose: to provide tailored professional development & evidence-based tools that will assist you to understand your student's internal world.
To teach and support students.
To enable and empower students.
To inspire and energise students.
In order to engage learners within classrooms; educators require specific knowledge and understanding, tools and strategies.
The latest research and literature indicate that an individual's brain needs to be in a regulated/calm yet alert state in order for functional learning to take place. In other words, the student has to be In the Zone for Learning in order for higher order processes such as attention, reading, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning and decision-making to occur.
When curriculum and learning activities are delivered to a student who is not in an optimal state; the result can be increased anxiety, stress, challenging behavioural responses, non-participation and/or reduced engagement.
The ITZ tools, strategies and information are designed to assist you to support your students to be calm yet alert and ready to learn with individualised learning tools in a supportive environments that is vibrant, safe, relevant, motivating, engaging and academically rigorous.
In the Zone for Learning has been developed as a resource for educators of children and young people with complex learning needs such as students with the following diagnosis or challenges:
The information, resources and strategies can benefit all learners.
The information and tools contained in this website are only a GUIDE for educators.
It is recommended that parents and allied health professionals are consulted for formal assessment and intervention for individual students.
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