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POSTPONED: SENCO Seminar Registration: March 21

Due to the corona virus and the suggestion of health authorities to practice social distancing, we have decided to postpone our upcoming SENCO Seminar until it is safe for us to gather again.

For those of you who have already paid for the SENCO Seminar, we will apply your fees paid to the next Seminar. If you'd like a refund, please visit the Sensory Souk store. Be sure to bring your receipt with you.

For more information, please contact +974 4411-0147.


In celebration of Autism Awareness Month in April, Sensory Souk brings you 2 dynamic and knowledgeable presenters on the topic Autism: Think Different.

Autism is a spectrum and is not a linear line…..so there will be differences in experiences, treatment, and methods for working with people along this spectrum. Join us for this informative seminar where these different experiences, treatments, and methods will be discussed.

Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am, check-in begins at 8:45 am
Price: 80 QR
*Group Discount: 60 QR/person for groups of 5 or more that register and pay by March 20, 2022 at the Sensory Souk store
Location: Royal Plaza, Violet Room, 2nd floor next to Diva Lounge. Parking for attendees in the basement
Audience: Educators
For more information, please call 4411-0147. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Sensory Souk store located in Royal Plaza.
 

About the presenters:

Selina Collins: Selina started her career in a specialist programme for highly skilled teachers placed in high need areas in New York City. She worked as a Literacy Coach, Special Education teacher and Head of Teaching and Learning throughout her educational career. Selina has a Masters in Special Education, Masters in Public Health Education and qualifications in Educational Leadership.
 
"As Head of Learning Support, I work with staff and parents to help identify, support and overcome barriers to learning. Using a variety of tools, my team and I help with academic and behavioural interventions across the whole school. In a nutshell, I believe that all children have barriers to learning. Therefore, learning is never linear. Each student is unique. And it’s our job to focus on how to bridge those gaps/barriers in learning that is most important.”
 
Louise Kotek: (Kotek means small cat or kitten in Polish) is the Head of Secondary Learning Support at Doha College. She is new to Doha but not that new to the world of education; 14 years and still learning.
 
Louise’s first job, linked to education, was that of a Learning Assistant in a Secondary Comprehensive School, after one year it was advised that she should train to be a teacher. Louise started out as an English teacher in the UK, taking on the roles of English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy Coordinator before being promoted to SENCo in 2011. She was SENCo for 3 years, completing the National Award for SEN Coordination, staying in the same UK school for 8 years. Louise then moved to Saudi Arabia and worked as the Inclusion Coordinator at The British International School Al Khobar (BISAK) for 5 years. Here Louise completed the National Professional Qualification for Leadership (NPQSL).
 
Taking pride in her non-judgemental approach to support, Louise Kotek states. “As Head of Learning Support in a Secondary School, I listen to pupil and parent voice and respect it. A SENCo has the responsibility of managing and coordinating the well-being, learning and education of all SEN pupils."
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