Elsen Academy: “No Limits to Learning Presents: Classroom Barriers” Workshop

Elsen Academy‘s “No Limits to Learning Presents: Classroom Barriers” workshop, held on the 17th of April 2024, proved to be a resounding success, drawing nearly 100 educators.

The event focused on equipping teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively support learners facing learning barriers like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia. Teachers from as far as Jeffreys Bay, Addo, and Cookhouse attended the informative session that delved into these specific learning differences, along with practical strategies for implementing concessions within mainstream classrooms.

“We are thrilled with the positive response to the ‘Classroom Barriers’ workshop,” said Monique Ward, the co-ordinator of the event. “Our goal was to empower educators with the resources they need to create inclusive learning environments for all learners. Seeing such a strong turnout and receiving such enthusiastic feedback reinforces the importance of this initiative.”

Here’s what some of the attending teachers had to say:

It was a privilege to attend the informative sessions. I feel much better equipped to support my learners with learning differences.”

“Thank you again for a lovely workshop. The practical strategies shared will be invaluable in my classroom.”

“Very informative session that answered quite a few questions I had about concessions in the mainstream classroom.”

“A wonderful session with lots of information. I left feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in my classroom.”

Elsen Academy’s commitment to fostering a culture of inclusive learning extends beyond its own walls. The “Classroom Barriers” workshop exemplifies this dedication by providing valuable professional development opportunities for fellow educators. The event also awarded attendees CPTD points.

About Elsen Academy

Elsen Academy, a beacon of inclusive education in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, celebrates 19 years of empowering learners with diverse learning needs. The school offers a nurturing environment where qualified specialists cater to individual needs, fostering a love of learning and a pathway to reaching each learner’s full potential.

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