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February 2017

Free Conference: ASL and Technology 2017

We are delighted to announce our free conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs. There is another great program of events lined up and it is a valuable opportunity to learn new things, network with other professionals and ask questions to product suppliers and to the vastly experienced, knowledgeable and friendly CALL Scotland team.

Stop the Clicker stutter

Last week, Paul Nisbet was working with a learner in primary 4 who has recently started using Clicker for writing and recording. He accesses the on-screen keyboard with a joystick to control the mouse pointer, and a separate switch to click the mouse button. But there's a big problem...

Attainment, ASN, technology and the Pupil Equity Fund

Scottish Government recently announced the new Pupil Equity Funding scheme which will provide £120 million direct to 2,300 schools across Scotland. The funding is based on the number of learners who are eligible and registered for free school meals and will be around £1200 per pupil.

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Supporting Learners with Dyslexia Using Technology

In this half day seminar the CALL Scotland team will be sharing our knowledge and expertise of a wide range of hardware, software and apps that can support dyslexic learners to meet their learning objectives.

Communication Matters Roadshow, Clydebank

Learn all about the latest developments in AAC products, direct from many of the UK's leading suppliers. The Roadshows are free of charge to attend, but you must book a place in advance.

What we're reading

Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom

Available from the CALL Scotland library - Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels.

Pupil Equity Funding - National Operational Guidance

This national guidance is intended to help schools plan how they will most effectively invest their Pupil Equity Funding allocation to improve the educational outcomes of children affected by poverty. Local authorities will issue complementary guidance about how the funding will operate locally.

Interventions for Equity

This is an initial framework to support the Scottish Attainment Challenge - Pupil Equity Funding (PEF). It is based on a range of interventions and approaches that are currently being used in schools across Scotland and will continue to be updated and developed.