Supporting the mathematics learning of children with Down syndrome
The project to support the mathematics learning of children with Down syndrome has been conducted with the Australian Catholic University in liaison with Down Syndrome Australia. The project includes professional development to allow teaching teams to reflect on and document their practices; workshops with teachers who have children with Down syndrome in a mainstream class; meetings with teachers and parents; observing classrooms; providing support; gaining greater insights into the mathematical development of children with Down syndrome; and developing strategies to support the mathematics learning of children with Down syndrome in the context of inclusive classrooms.
Access to computer-based assessments
The ACER Foundation has arranged access to computer-based assessments for the Skyline Foundation. These assessments are used to assist in the selection of academically able or disadvantaged students who are intensively supported by the Skyline Foundation during the last two years of their senior secondary schooling.
Course development, Wesley Studio School
The ACER Foundation has worked closely with Wesley College, Melbourne, on a pro bono basis, to develop the Certificate II in Work Preparation, as part of the Senior Years Learning Framework, for use in the Wesley Studio School at Fitzroy Crossing, WA.