The 6 month DITA and DITA Early Years programmes provide your TAs with 5 key mandatory units and a choice of 3 optional unitsto encourage reflection, share good practice and complete assignments (marked Pass, Merit or Distinction) relating theory to practice directly relevant to the role of international TAs.
Worried about what progress is being made? A monthly report is sent with details of the cohorts progression through the eLearning and assignments, the tutors are on hand for support and guidance throughout the programme.
The COBIS DITA has been created to provide International Teaching Assistants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to work effectively alongside the teacher whilst maximising learning opportunities for the children.
The COBIS DITA and the COBIS DITA for Early years is delivered with exceptional, personalised support and a strong belief that high standards in Teaching Assistant practice have a direct impact on children’s learning experiences.
Canadian Academy will again be hosting the annual SENIA (Special Education Network in Asia) conference in Japan. On Friday and Saturday, Feb.9th and 10th. we welcome all international schools, teachers, counselors, admins, specialists, therapists, parents, and anyone interested to attend. On Friday night, there will be a special screening of the movie “A School for Everyone/みんなの学校,” an award-winning documentary about the challenges of an inclusive school in Osaka. (The movie will be in Japanese with English subtitles.) More information can be found here. We will also have an informal gathering Friday night after the movie, for anyone interested. The following morning we will have opening remarks from a student guest speaker from Nagoya International School, followed by workshops and job-alikes.
We are glad to announce that SENIA Japan is now a reality! Special education advocates and practitioners in Japan have met and discussed the start of SENIA Japan. Their initial mission statement is:
SENIA is a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting children with special learning needs.The SENIAJapan chapter is an extension of the endeavour to advocate for children and their learning. Through the promotion of inclusion we aim to raise awareness of learning differences, diversity in teaching and learning practices and encourage the development of personalised learning experiences for students identified with learning needs.
Congratulations to Srishti, Craig and Luci for starting SENIA Japan! We look forward to your updates.