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Schools Resources

CATS Inc has a range of tools and resources to support the learning objectives of young people with disabilities and promote school pride.

 

Our resources are:

  • Fun and engaging
  • Developed by trained special education educators
  • Addresses Queensland Special School curriculum
  • Engages your students in meaningful, real world, community based education
  • Easy and affordable.

 

The production of the resource involves the students of the CATS Inc. Media Course, skilling young people with disabilities.

 


School Song

 

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A School Song project involves a series of guided and facilitated workshops that unpack your schools mission and values with the students and develops lyrics and melody to produce and record your very own unique school song.

The Project:

  • uses a multi-modal approach that caters for the individual communication and learning styles of the students involved to develop and produce their school song
  • engages your students and teachers in each stage of the creative and production process
  • the workshops provide artistic development for your students.

 

At the end of the project your school will have it’s very own unique school song created and developed by your students, alongside their teachers.

A school song builds harmony and community pride and ownership as an integral and vital member of the larger broader community. You can use it on a wide range of platforms, such as social media and website, to promote your school and its values and mission.

This project will benefit your students and teaching staff by:

  • Increasing school spirit and pride
  • Building community pride and a sense of belonging
  • Actively building community participation and engagement.
  • Boosting student moral, self-confidence and ownership of a school song that they created.
  • Creating an expressive form of art that can be performed at various school undertakings (parade, sports carnival, fete etc and Education Queensland events) as well as at broader community events in your area.

 


School Curriculum Resources

 

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Students are entitled to knowledge, understanding and skills that provide a foundation for successful and lifelong learning and participation in the community.

We believe that by providing school students with the opportunity to participate in community access programs, ensures that they have access to a rich and dynamic social and cultural life which is essential for everyone; it is also a very useful resource for giving students the opportunity to generalise the skill they have learnt at school in real life situations and prepares them for life post school.

We also know that meaningful, effective age appropriate teaching tools that meet the curriculum requirements of the education system can be hard to find.

It can be difficult to find the right resources when teaching abstract concepts contained in the curriculum syllabus to school students with a range of disabilities.

We work with schools to develop a customised, useful teaching tool that combines music, videos and experiential learning.

During the project we:

  • Work alongside your teaching staff to fully address the key concepts from the curriculum that are to be targeted.
  • Undertake filming and production of students engaged in the learning of the key concept
  • Develop a song and music to accompany the identified concept from the curriculum to assist with rote learning and connecting the concept to the learning experience
  • Produce a comprehensive packaged resource that includes your teaching sequence; a digital and CD copy of the video; digital copy of the developed song and lesson plan resources.

 

The customised curriculum based resource benefits your students, teaching staff and school as it:

  • Provides an age appropriate and curriculum specific learning resource for your students
  • Provides teaching staff with a resource that addresses curriculum to classroom requirements
  • Meets the individual learning needs of your students
  • Engages your students rote memory, conscious thought and long term memory
  • Generalises skills learnt in school curriculum delivery to familiarisation within your students local community
  • Increases your students confidence and independence
  • Improves your students social interaction with each other and with their local community
  • Provides your school with a valuable age appropriate learning resource for current and future students
  • You end up with a package that uses your students, your teachers, your school, your community and becomes YOUR resource to use now and into the future.

 

 

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