An Educator Showcase at Colac Specialist School

On Tuesday 13th September an after-school “Educator Showcase” was held at Colac Specialist School featuring a wide variety of topics.

Over 100 education colleagues from district mainstream government and catholic schools attended to view, hear and learn about high quality teaching and learning practices that support students with an intellectual disability to achieve their full potential.


School staff spent considerable time and effort planning and preparing the Showcase booklet, room displays, an autism spectrum disorder presentation, and question and answer session.


Topics included Sensory Learning Ideas and Visual Aids, Curriculum subject resources, “What is Differentiation?” Differentiation of the Victorian Curriculum through an ART Program, Information Communication Technology and Applications, Behaviour Support, Social and Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Woodwork, Bike Education, and the Early Education Program.


The response and feedback to the “Showcase” was extremely positive, meeting a need for local community educators to learn more about catering for students on the Program for Students with a Disability, as well as, providing them with professional learning hours in the area of special needs to help them maintain their Victorian Institute of Teaching annual registration.


The reputation of our specialist school as a high quality learning environment has been enhanced through our first ever “Showcase”.


School staff are to be commended for the work they undertook to ensure it was a success. It was a whole team effort of which everyone can be very proud.