Everyone Everyday Program

Contents

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Everyone Everyday Program overview
Teacher Background Information
Professional Development

Units of Work

Foundation Year
Years One and Two
Years Three and Four
Years Five and Six

Supporting Resources

Research and Evaluation
‘Everyone Everyday’ Books
Professional reading and additional resources
Why use Everyone Everyday?
What do teachers think about Everyone Everyday?
What do students think about Everyone Everyday?

News Update

Check out these videos and find out more about the Everyone Everyday program!

Why use Everyone Everyday?

What do teachers think about Everyone Everyday?

What do students think about Everyone Everyday?


Everyone Everyday Program-Winner for ‘Improving Educational Outcomes’

National Disability Awards Winner for 'Improving Educational Outcomes'

“I thought this was a brilliant program. Staff training was great, resources were well organised, planned and ready to use and implemented by our staff.” (Recent testimonial from a local executive teacher)


Everyone Everyday Program overview

The national award winning Everyone  Everyday program was developed by the ACT Community Services Directorate after  extensive consultation with the Canberra community and the education sector. It  is a comprehensive social and emotional learning program that targets  mainstream primary schools, and focuses on the concept of ‘inclusion’. It is  based on the assumption that ‘inclusion’ needs to be explicitly taught if we  are to move from a situation in which children with disability are simply  present in mainstream schools, to one in which they are welcomed, valued and  enjoy full membership of the school community.

Everyone Everyday aims to create a cultural  shift in community attitudes towards disability and difference. Students participating  in the program gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take personal and  collective action to enhance the inclusion of people with disability,  especially children, in everyday life. The underlying principle is we all  benefit when the environments in which we work, live and play are inclusive;  and that we all have a role to play in creating inclusive communities.
Everyone Everyday supports schools and teachers  to demonstrate they are working towards:

  • the  goals outlined in their school values,
  • supporting  requirements identified in the Australian Curriculum, and
  • supporting  directives outlined in key government policies and other program frameworks  that require schools to provide inclusive environments.

The program is supported by a comprehensive  professional learning program that targets the primary school sector. The  professional learning is managed through a collaboration of the ACT Education  Directorate, Catholic Education, and the ACT Association of Independent  Schools.  This collaborative approach  aims to maximise reach and ensure consistent messages are delivered to ACT  teachers.

The Everyone Everyday Program is the  property of the ACT Government. If you would like to use the program at your  school, we request you notify the ACT Education Directorate’s Student  Engagement Team of your intention to deliver the program at  EDUPL-StuEngagement@ed.act.edu.auWe  recommend ACT teachers attend the Everyone Everyday TQI accredited professional  learning before using the program.

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Teacher Background Information

The Everyone Everyday teaching resource includes Teacher Background Information that describes what teachers need to know before they implement the program. This background information should be read in conjunction with the specific unit information provided with each program, and is complementary to professional learning sessions that can be organised with the Everyone Everyday project team.

It is highly recommended that teachers intending to use the program attend professional learning to bring them up to date with current concepts relating to disability and inclusion, and to introduce them to the main themes of the program. Go to the professional development section to find out session times

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Click here to go to the Teacher Background Information section

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Professional Development

The program is supported by a comprehensive professional learning program that targets the primary school sector. The professional learning is managed through a collaboration of the ACT Education Directorate, Catholic Education, and the ACT Association of Independent Schools.  This collaborative approach aims to maximise reach and ensure consistent messages are delivered to ACT teachers.

Professional Learning Update

TQI 2017 ACT Accredited Program

New extended professional learning workshop

For: Primary school staff and other stakeholders in the education sector (Leadership teams, classroom teachers, and support staff)
Where: Headley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning (HBCTL)
51 Fremantle Street, Stirling
When: 3 sessions (must attended all sessions):
Wednesday 3 May 2017, 4pm - 6pm (Multi Purpose Room)
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 4pm - 6pm (Hall)
Wednesday 17 May 2017, 4pm - 6pm (Meeting Room 11)
Parking: Free parking at venue
TQI: 6 accredited hours (2 hours per week over 3 weeks)
Cost: Free
Bookings:

EDUnet users please book through PLEC (Professional Learning Events Calendar).

Non - EDUnet users, email your booking request & TQI number to EDUPL-StuEngagement@ed.act.edu.au

Contact: EDU Student Engagement Team EDUPL-StuEngagement@ed.act.edu.au

Description:

This six hour practical workshop is delivered over three consecutive weeks.

Session 1: Exploring personal and community perspectives on disability and inclusion. Participants explore how our hidden assumptions subconsciously influence our ways of thinking and behaving. We challenge common beliefs and attitudes about disability and inclusion, and look at the history of disability in Australia.

Session 2: Facilitating inclusion in the school and community. In this session, participants explore behaviours that block or facilitate inclusion in school settings, and broaden their definition of inclusion. We take a look at the continuum of inclusion, and explore proactive ways to facilitate inclusion.

Session 3: Teaching inclusion concepts and behaviours to create positive learning environment. In this session, we will unpack the Everyone Everyday program, which is a social and emotional learning program that explicitly teaches primary school children inclusive behaviours and attitudes.

ACT GovernmentCatholic EducationAIS ACT

This professional learning is a cross sector education initiative.

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Testimonials

  • “The presenters were fantastic! I am more confident in having a student with a disability in my class this year.”
  • “Your enthusiastic approach to the program overview was inspiring. Great effort!”
  • “It was thoroughly engaging and so positive. Can’t wait to do the program”
  • “It was so good, I just wish it was longer!!”
  • “I thought it was fantastic and very engaging! Can’t wait to teach it (the Everyone Everyday Program)”
  • “Great pacing, depth of knowledge, passion for subject, easily communicated”
  • “Interesting presentation – identifying a way ahead for inclusion”
  • “Presenters were engaging, knowledgeable and motivating. Thank you.”
  • “Thank you – really informative and very practical professional learning session”
  • One principal commented that the training was “the best professional development (they) have received”

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Foundation Year

The focus of the Foundation year program is on valuing difference. Students will participate in learning experiences that develop knowledge and understanding in four key theme areas including feelings, similarities and differences, different ways we communicate, and friendship.

Click here to go to the Foundation Year Unit Information and Lesson Plans

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Years One and Two

The focus of the years 1 and 2 program is on developing positive attitudes and opinions about disability. The definition of disability is introduced. The focus is on ability, or what a person can do, not what they can not do. This asset based approach to disability is explored through seven key theme areas.

The themes are derived from an acrostic based on the word INCLUDE.

I

I count, you count!

N

Next Steps.......let's connect!

C

Create opportunities for all

L

Let’s all participate

U

Using spaces and moving around

D

Discover ways to learn

E

Everyone, Everyday feeling included

Click here to go to the Year One and Two Unit Information and Lesson Plans

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Years Three and Four

The focus of the year 3 and 4 program is on taking personal and collective action to build inclusive communities. Students will look at disability through a positive lens, recognising and celebrating the contributions we can all make to our communities if we focus on ability. Students will participate in learning experiences that develop knowledge and understanding in nine key theme areas.

The themes are derived from an acronym based on the word INCLUSION.

I

Informed

N

Notice

C

Celebrate

L

Language

U

Unite

S

Sharing Space

I

Ideas

O

Offer Friendship

N

Nurture

Click here to go to the Year Three and Four Unit Information and Lesson Plans

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Years Five and Six

The focus for the year 5 and 6 program is on building inclusive communities. Students will explore the historical perspective of the experience of disability. This will provide a context to inform ideas on what can be done to make a difference for now and into the future. The underlying message for this unit is that we all benefit from living in strong, healthy inclusive communities. Students will participate in learning experiences that develop knowledge and understanding in nine key theme areas.

The themes are derived from an acrostic based on the word INCLUSIVE.

I

I am responsible

N

Neighbourly Connections

C

'Can do' culture

L

Looking at perspectives

U

Universal Design

S

Supportive Environments

I

Identifying the issues

V

Visionary

E

Evolving our thinking

Click here to go to the Year Five and Six Unit Information and Lesson Plans

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Research and Evaluation

The development of the program included an extensive literature review, consultation process and evaluation phase. This section includes reports from each of these phases, and testimonials from teachers of the program.

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Everyone Everyday Books

Being Me, Being You [PDF 4.5MB]
101 Ways to Include People with Disability [PDF 6MB]

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