Welcome to the Outreach section of the Gateway School of Mumbai! Come engage with us and together we can help all students reach their potential.
Our vision and mission is to develop and share best practices in our field, practices that are relevant to our context. There is so much information out there, but how does one decide what works best for you? If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist, school leader or just interested in understanding how better to serve students with special needs, we have different types of engagements. Do read through to see what works best for you!
ORIENTATION AND VISIT
Come visit the Gateway School of Mumbai! We’ll take you through our teaching and learning philosophy as well as a short tour of our learning spaces. You are welcome to stay back to observe more classes, and interact with our teachers and students.
Duration: 1 hour.
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Please see our calendar for orientation tour dates and register here or write in to us at email@example.com for more details.
We’re excited to announce that Gateway’s PDP will be going online this year. We will be adopting a mix of synchronous and asynchronous platforms as part of the course.
GATEWAY’S VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2021-22
Understanding and Working with Students with Special Needs
The Gateway School of Mumbai is committed to serving students with special needs in Gateway and the community at large. Launched in 2018, the professional development programme is our initiative to build a community of educators who share our vision of an inclusive society that ensures programmes for students with special needs meet both standards of excellence and standards of equity.
- To build a deeper understanding of child development, the brain, and learning.
- To learn and apply instructional techniques for serving students with special needs in mainstream and special education settings.
- To strategically plan and develop developmentally appropriate programmes for students with special needs.
- To engage in a cycle of continuous learning and inquiry through participation in Gateway’s professional learning community.
- Interactive workshops (from June to January)
- Teaching and learning materials
- All resources and handouts will be made available for participants through Google classroom.
- Exposure visits to Gateway
- Participants are encouraged to schedule independent visits to Gateway. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-scheduled orientation days.
- Please note that we will organise Virtual Visits to Gateway. In-person visits will be organised only when it is safe to do so.
- Professional Learning Community (PLC)
- During the course, we will work together in groups to explore concepts and deepen learning.
- We will be using WhatsApp, Google Drive and Google Classroom to share resources and strategies. Participants are encouraged to continue using these platforms as they try out strategies and to share insights/ difficulties so we can learn together. Platforms will be moderated by the Gateway team.
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Participants will be supported by a Gateway team member who will serve as their coach and support implementation of practices between sessions.
Exposure visits to Gateway
Group of 3 or more from the same organisation: Rs. 10,000 per participant
Individual: Rs. 12,000
We encourage participants to register in groups so as to get the most benefit from the programme.
Who should participate
Expectations from participants
SCHEDULE A WORKSHOP at your organisation
We conduct workshops at organisations or schools to support working with students with special needs. See here for a list of our workshops. The workshop content and duration can be tailored as per the need of the organisation.
Duration: 3-6 hour per workshop.
Cost: Varies depending on type of engagement (e.g. individual workshop/ package/ tailor made).
Please write in to us at email@example.com and we’ll be in touch soon.
Gateway has partnered with a family in Indore to start Shridha, a school for children with disabilities, in Indore. Gateway supports Shridha with teacher development, student programmes, and curriculum development.
Please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest and we’ll be in touch soon.
The last eight sessions have been really informative and engaging and I've been trying to implement many different strategies from those learnings - like online tools that I'm using are- Quizzes, Kahoot, Socrative. I'm also taking my classes giving assignments on Google classroom as well. I'm also using mentimeter to make thinking visible and to help children express themselves what they feel. What they've learned etc. And. I am also using different energizers like eye breaks and movement breaks. I've been making presentation slides in which I'm making sure that I use larger fonts. I highlight the text which I want them to focus on true colors, underlining them, and to use different usual visuals and graphic organizers as well, and I've shared PowerPoint in the assignment section as well.
It’s really amazing, the correlation between the sync and async classes are really great. So if anyone misses any point anywhere at the asynch or synch, everything is very very nicely correlated. I really, it’s really hard to believe that this is the first time you are doing because it is so nicely synched.
Today's session was amazing?The best PDP session so far ???It was very engaging and productive. Please design the further sessions in the same way ?